Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Center for Global Education


Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza

Posted on July 22, 2010

Argentine Universities Program in affiliation with IFSA Butler


One of the finest regional universities in Argentina, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (UNC) offers excellent academics in a beautiful, small-city environment. If you're looking for the excitement and entertainment possibilities of city life and the opportunity for outdoor adventure, UNC may be right for you. UNC is particularly renowned for its fine and performing arts departments; art, music and dance students from throughout Latin America study at UNC. The politics, economics and literature departments also are well respected.


In the heart of the wine-producing region of Cuyo lies Mendoza, a beautiful, green city with a bustling downtown and tranquil, well-kept neighborhoods. The city itself has a lively atmosphere thanks to its great dining and entertainment scenes. You'll find museums, theatres, outdoor markets, and nightclubs in this charming city. Mendoza and the area surrounding it are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Mendoza's position at the foot of the Andes Mountains puts it right next to some of the world's best skiing. Nearby Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes, draws devoted mountain climbers, and in the summer months you can head out for mountain biking, rafting, and hiking.


Program Dates:

  • Academic Year in Southern Hemisphere: February to December
  • Semester 1 (U.S. Spring): February to July
  • Semester 2 (U.S. Fall): July to December

Courses & Credits

Students enroll in four to five courses each semester. The mandatory Spanish Language and Argentina Culture course is combined with university courses. 15 to 16 U.S. Semester hours will earn 4.0 Wheaton credits.

Admission Requirements

Juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Two years of university level Spanish or the equivalent. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Housing & Board

Students live with families. Three meals per day are provided.


Wheaton Fees. Expenses include tuition, housing and meals.

Other Expenses

$500 Administrative fee, passport and visa fees, local transportation, books and supplies, required CISI Supplemental Insurance and personal expenses.


All materials are available in the Center for Global Education.


Make an appointment to see Lynn Gaylord at the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

Final course schedules are not available until after arrival in Argentina.

Special Program Course:

Spanish Language and Argentina Culture

Fine Arts

  • Dance
  • Drama/Theater
  • Music Performance
  • Studio Art

Liberal Arts

  • Argentine Studies
  • Art History
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Local/Regional History
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish Language

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

You can learn more by visiting The Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University.

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