Argentina

Argentina

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Argentina for our students.

Buenos Aires

Academic Program

The Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture class is required. Students have the opportunity to attend classes at various Argentine Universities or may choose an academic concentration to focus your course selections. There is an extended "shopping" period allowing students to try out different class options before final registration. Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. Courses are taught in Spanish. Butler staff provides an on-site orientations, academic advising and organizes field trips.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Rita Cano Alcala, Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Options in the social sciences and humanities at one of four universities in Buenos Aires; limited courses in theater and graphic design
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of at least 100 level or higher Spanish course; Students completing Span44 are eligible for the Intensive Spanish concentration. Completion of 2-3 courses in the major strongly recommended for upper division coursework.
  • Size of the student body: University enrollment ranges from 18,000 to more than 250,000 undergraduates.
  • Number of program participants: 150 US American students

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes. Two meals per day, Sunday through Friday, and one meal on Saturday are taken with the hosts. Scripps provides a stipend for the remaining meals, based on the program recommendation.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid-July to mid-December Note: Students enroll in Semester 2 (S2) courses
  • Spring: Mid-February to mid-July Note: Students enroll in Semester 1 (S1) courses

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes. *Due to Argentine visa deadlines and requirements, IFSA-Butler recommends that non-U.S. citizens apply well before the Butler deadline for this program.
  • Budget Planning: Visa (reciprocity fee) of $160 (subject to change); For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.

Buenos Aires

Academic Program

Students are required to take a Spanish language course at a level determined by a placement test given in the first week. All classes are taught in Spanish. The CIEE staff provides a two week orientation with academic advising and field trips included. The program encourages community service and volunteer opportunities.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Rita Cano Alcala, Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Participants may choose classes with other CIEE students at the the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO), or may select classes in affiliated departments in social sciences and the humanities at Universidad de Buenos Aires, or Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. Courses in art, music, theater and dance are possible at Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; one course in Spanish at the 100 level or higher completed prior to participation; 3-5 courses in major
  • Number of program participants: 100-120 US American students

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes, take two meals per day with their hosts, and have a lunch stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late July to late December
  • Spring: mid-March to late July

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: Visa (reciprocity fee) of $160 (subject to change); For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.

Buenos Aires

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, fieldwork, and independent study; courses are taught in Spanish. Students earn four Scripps courses. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.and an Independent Study Project on a topic related to the theme.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Emily Wiley (Keck Science)
  • Fields of study: Public health, development studies, language and culture
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of Spanish 44 or higher; college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in health sciences, political science, anthropology, sociology, or development studies
  • Number of program participants: 15-25

Living Arrangements

The homestay in Buenos Aires begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester. During excursions, students stay in other accommodations, such as small hotels or hostels. Meals are taken with the hosts or with the SIT group.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August through early December
  • Spring: Late February through early June

Notes

  • Visa Information: All students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the program’s end date to study in another country. Students should apply for a passport as early as possible; in some cases, passport applications may need to be expedited. Students may need one or more visas, in addition to a valid passport. Visa application processes vary widely, and some visa processes are multi-step and complicated. SIT Study Abroad helps students to understand the visa process for each program. The SIT admissions counselor can answer passport and visa-related questions and concerns. Non-US citizens should consult with SIT early to determine the visa requirements based on their country of origin. SIT Study Abroad cannot guarantee visas for its participants, and it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure the appropriate visa in a timely manner.
  • Budget Planning: Visa (reciprocity fee) of $160 (subject to change); For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.