“IFSA allowed us to have so much independence and flexibility, which allowed us to engage with the local culture and explore the city right from the start.”
SPRING : November 1
What does this mean?
- DATES AND FEES
Buenos Aires offers the best of big-city living with fascinating social and economic dynamics. Mix and match classes between the largest, most prestigious university in Argentina and smaller universities offering intimate experiences to reach your personal and professional goals. Enjoy world-class theater, music, film, sports, and museums, or simply people-watch while sipping coffee at a sidewalk café.
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Argentine Universities Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
The Argentine Universities Program combines specialized IFSA designed program courses with Argentine university courses taken alongside local, degree-seeking students.
Students who participate on the Argentine Universities Program come from diverse academic backgrounds, with many individualized majors or areas of academic interest. For the Spring 2021 semester, you can focus your studies in one of the following concentration areas:
- Directed Research
- Spanish Translation and Linguistics
- Human Rights: Diversity, Minorities, and Gender Studies
- Human Rights: Genocide
- Cinema in Argentina
- Literature in Argentina
- Intensive Spanish
IFSA Program Classes (links to syllabi coming soon)
Choose two classes designed exclusively for IFSA participants. All IFSA classes are taught in Spanish and are worth 3 U.S. semester credits hours. Classes may vary by term based on enrollment and availability of faculty.
- Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture
- Argentine Foreign Policy
- Argentine History
- Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights
- Comtemporary Film and Media in Latin America
- Diversity, Minorities and Gender in Argentina
- Directed Research
- Globalization and Economic Challenges in Latin America
- Human Rights and Genocide in Argentina
- Introduction to Spanish Translation
- Migration, Identity, and Nationalism
- Populism in 20th Century Latin American Politics
- Representations of Buenos Aires
- Topics in Contemporary Argentine Literature
- Understanding Argentina Through its Art
As our student, you may enroll in undergraduate courses for which you are qualified and for which space is available at any of our four Argentine partner universities. See information below for a list of departments available to you. While course descriptions may be found online, course syllabi may not be available until the beginning of your semester. If a particular course you are looking for is not listed, or if you are having trouble navigating a university's website, contact your IFSA Program Advisor for assistance.
Also, keep in mind:
- Yearlong courses (anual) are open only to students who plan on taking both semesters of the course.
- 1 semestre (S1) or cuatrimestre is equivalent to U.S. spring semester.
- 2 semestre (S2) or cuatrimestre is equivalent to U.S. fall semester.
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) - Facultad de Ciencias Sociales
- Click here to access UBA-CS's online course catalog.
- Departments are listed in the header at the top of the page. Double click on the department where you would like to take classes (i.e. Ciencias Politicas).
- Select "Académicas."
- Click on "Programas" to view a list of courses.
- If available, you can obtain syllabus by clicking on the document icon corresponding to the correct academic year.
The following UBA-CS departments are available to you: Sociología, Ciencia política, Ciencias de la Comunicación, Relaciones del Trabajo, and Trabajo Social.
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
- Click here to access UBA-FL's online course catalog.
- Choose an area of study that interests you and click on it.
- To see course offerings, click on "Plan de estudios."
- To see syllabi (when available), click on “Programas y horarios,” “Programación,” or “Asignaturas,” depending on the options given for that major.
The following UBA-FL departments are available to you: Letras, Geografía, Artes, Filosofía, Antropología, Ciencias de la Educación, and Historia.
Universidad del Salvador (USAL)
- Click here to access USAL's online course catalog.
- Click on a "facultad" that interests you (i.e. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales).
- Choose a subject and click on it to see the course listings.
- For most subjects, only a list of courses will appear. For others, short descriptions or syllabi may be available if you click on the course title.
The following USAL departments are available to you:
- Facultad de Historia, Filosofía y Letras: Letras, Lengua Inglesa, Interpretación de Conferencias en Inglés, Traductorado Público de Inglés, Traductorado Científico Literario de Inglés, Historia, Ciencias Ambientales, Gestión de Historia de las Artes and Filosofía
- Facultad de Ciencias Sociales: Ciencia Política, Sociología, Relaciones Internacionales and Servicio Social
- Facultad de Ciencias de la Administración: Administración, Comercialización, Administración de Recursos Humanos, Sistemas de Información
- Facultad de Artes de Teatro: Escenografía and Arte Dramático
- Facultad de Psicología: Psicología and Psicopedagogía
- Escuela de Diseño: Diseño Gráfico
- Escuela de Estudios Orientales: Estudios Orientales
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT)
- Click here to access UTDT's online course catalog.
- Scroll down and select the major you are interested in. This will download a PDF of the courses offered. You should pay close attention to which semester the courses are offered. Please disregard the instructions for international students that appear on this page; all communication should be with IFSA, not UTDT.
The following departments are available to you: Departamento de Economía, Escuela de Negocios, Departamento de Ciencia Política, Departamento de Estudios Internacionales, Escuela de Historia, Departamento de Derecho.
Film and Media Majors
In addition, if you are a film or media major with significant experience in these disciplines, you may be eligible for opportunities through IFSA's partnership with the Fundación Universidad del Cine (FUC). Contact your IFSA Program Advisor for more information.
COMING FALL 2021
Beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the concentration tracks will no longer be available; however, our wide array of IFSA classes combined with direct enroll classes will allow students interested in those unique areas to focus their studies in very similar ways. Instead, we will offer four Core Classes with related co-curricular excursions. You will choose one Core Class and combine it with your choice of IFSA Classes and direct enroll classes to meet your academic needs and goals.
Core Classes for Fall 2021:
- Globalization and Economic Challenges in Latin America
- Contemproary Film and Media in Latin America
- Migration, Identity, and Nationalism in Argentina
- Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights
Each core class will have a day trips and a multi-day excursion outside of Buenos Aires linked to the theme and learning goals of the class. You will visit local cultural, commercial, NGO, and political organizations as critical hands-on learning experiences. You will also have the opportunity to engage with local professionals to learn more about careers in the field.
Gain valuable experience while participating in an optional, credit-bearing internship. Available in Spanish or English, you will build your resume and immerse yourself in the professional culture of Argentina while working with an NGO, local corporation, or government organization. Working with a faculty advisor, you will complete an academic paper or oral presentatation, earning 3 U.S. semester credit hours. Placements are available in psychology, education, medicine, business, hospitality and tourism, marketing, law, environment and conservation, art and design, and journalism.
Some examples of the types of organizations or companies where students can complete an internship are:
- Organizations that facilitate development of international relationships between public and private sectors to promote exports from Argentina
- Independent digital agencies that work on consulting projects, digital production and marketing in various industries
- Export/import management firms that specialize in financial, logistical and consulting services for local and international clients
- Community organizations providing health, well-being, and life skills support services to the homeless population in Buenos Aires
- Women's and LGBTQ+ organization that work to advance the rights of these marginalized communities
- Startups such as community-led organization whose objective is to inspire, connect and support startups and entrepreneurship in Buenos Aires
Engage in individualized field research with faculty experts in Buenos Aires on a contemporary issue of interest. Regular meetings with faculty will assist in the formation and execution of research plans, and they will guide you on how to thoughtfully and critically integrate academic research with experiential learning. You will sharpen your written and oral communication skills through the development of articulate and comprehensive research that is respectful to the sensitivities of the local culture. For more detailed information and examples of previous student placements, contact your IFSA Program Advisor.
The IFSA Buenos Aires Global Flagship organizes non-credit bearing volunteer opportunities throughout the semester, usually as one-time activities or events. On occasion, more sustained involvement may be possible. Opportunities vary, but may include agricultural work on an organic farm, assisting students through tutoring or playing games designed to build social skills, or providing services for the homeless population or LGBTQ+ community in Buenos Aires.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost.
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What Our Students Say
“The biggest thing I learned is the value of immersing oneself in a culture unlike that which you come from. Even though Australia speaks English, the culture has taught me to relax and take everything one step at a time.”
“I enjoyed the academic and personal freedom of my IFSA program. Being able to take whatever classes I wanted/needed in order to satisfy my requirements for major and what happened to interest me set the foundation for my study abroad experience.”
“For two years, I have tried to manage and exist with depression and anxiety. Coming to New Zealand enlivened me and gave me the tools to function and create the life I want and need. I was able to live somewhere for the first time away from family and friends and thrive in it. It allowed me to realize my potential and ability.”
Student, New Zealand
“I’ve learned about the culture my family comes from, more about the world in general, and the different ways there are to simply live. Above all, I think I’ve learned a lot about myself and my behavior—how I tend to act and react in situations. I’ve also become more assertive, courageous, and confident through this experience.”
“My IFSA program was amazing. They really do a great job making sure you adjust well and are well equipped for your time abroad.”
“Through IFSA, I learned to enjoy the small things in life, was able to better understand a culture different from mine, developed intellectually through independent study, and improved my Spanish.”
“The connections I made during my time in Scotland was the most enjoyable aspect of my IFSA study abroad abroad experience. I was able to connect with peers on the program, IFSA staff, and the local culture. Being part of the St. Andrews basketball team really facilitated my relationship with the campus and its students.”
“Through my IFSA program, I volunteered at a travel startup where I initiated and developed a six-month lesson plan for the first English teaching program in a Mayan community, created a cost plan for program volunteers, and translated itineraries.”
“I enjoyed study abroad the most when I got courage to speak at my first poetry SLAM, befriend a fanzine publisher, and speak up (in my broken Spanish) in my film class. Having the courage to own who I am made me feel good.
Unpacked: Student Stories
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