“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.”
- DATES AND FEES
The Psychology in English program is perfect for students of all language levels. The psychology courses are taught in English alongside Argentine students. Students choose from elective program courses designed and taught exclusively for IFSA students and specially selected courses with local students at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL).
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Psychology in English Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
You will enroll in one Spanish class, at least one elective class at our partner Universidad del Salvador (USAL), and two or three elective courses chosen from the IFSA and direct enroll electives to complete your 14-16 U.S. semester credit hours.
Customize your courseload based on your personal interests and degree requirements, choosing from electives on the Psychology in English program as well as our Business and Economics in English offerings. All elective courses are taught in English. Classes may vary by semester based on faculty availability and student interest.
Social Psychology (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Multicultural Psychology (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Clinical Psychology (with field visits) (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Internship and Methodology Seminar (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Exploring Community and Culture online course (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Or, choose from the elective classes available in the IFSA Business and Economics in English program.
IFSA LANGUAGE COURSES
Essential Spanish (1 U.S. semester credit hour) — If you've never taken Spanish and you decide not to take an elective language class, you'll take this introductory seminar taught intensively in the first weeks of the program. By introducing key words and phrases and venturing out into the city to practice them, this class helps you gain essential skills to communicate effectively and naviage in a new culture.
Beginner or Intermediate Spanish (3 U.S. semester credit hours) — These elective courses will work on basic common language themes with the following objectives in mind: auditory comprehension, oral production, reading comprehension, and written expression.
- Beginning Spanish 1
- Beginning Spanish 2
- Intermediate Spanish 1
- Intermediate Spanish 2
DIRECT ENROLL COURSES
While the USAL courses are open to all USAL students, they are considered the introductory courses to a more specific topic of study. Therefore, they are general in scope and do not require extensive background knowledge in the particular subject. Courses at USAL vary by semester: past elective courses at USAL have included several business and economics courses (options may appear in multiple USAL schools). Typical offerings, worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours each, include the following;
Psychology and Neuroscience Related Courses
- Basic Psychological Processes I/II
- Consumer Behavior
- Introduction to Psychology Through Different Perspectives
- Argentine History: Social and Political Predicaments
- Comparative Latin American Political Systems
- Education Science
- History of International Relations
- Introduction to Marketing
- Political and Social Processes in Latin America
- Public Policies and Gender
- Society, Culture and Argentine Politics
- Urban Inequalities in Latin America
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:
- Community organization providing health, well-being, and life skills support services to the homeless population in Buenos Aires
- Educational agency that designs games to build social skills and encourage emotional development for high-IQ individuals
- Organic farm dedicated to creating social inclusion for young people with psychological and psyciatric issues
- Psychiatric institutions where you work alongside local doctors and counselors on different projects
- Women's and LGBTQ+ organizations that work to advance the rights of these marginalized communities
The IFSA Buenos Aires Global Flagship organizes 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.
Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. They are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but previous events have included film screenings at the renowned Buenos Aires film festival and tickets to see a local football game.
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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.”
Student, New Zealand
“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.”
“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.
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