Buenos Aires

IFSA Butler: Argentine Universities Program

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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


  • Advising Tips: This program requires a language evaluation completed on the IFSA Butler form from the most recent professor. Most IFSA Butler programs require an additional faculty reference (which cannot be completed by the same professor as the language evaluation) but not all, depending on the university partner. Contact an IFSA Butler program adviser for specific program requirements.
  • 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.