Students take the majority of their courses alongside Argentinian students at one of several host universities, with a wide range of academic options available to them. Those who are interested in a more specialized approach to their time abroad may wish to consider one of the tracks: Tango and Identity, Public Health, or Intermediate Language.
In addition to two-to-four university courses and the option of an internship, students are required to take Writing for Linguistic and Cultural Competency during their first term of study in Argentina.
Although students do not register for courses until they arrive in Argentina, course information is available on each university’s website. You should use these listings as guides to the types of courses that will be available and as a basis for discussion with your academic advisors.
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Located in the Puerto Madero neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina is a private university with an enrollment of 20,000 students (undergraduates and graduates). Established in 1958, UCA offers courses in a variety of subjects. To view the courses, visit the carreras (majors) webpage and select the carreras that interest you from the Buenos Aires list than, about halfway down the page, click on the Plan de estudio dropdown, which will show the core curriculum for that carrera and on the Materias optativas dropdown, which will show available electives.
Universidad de Buenos Aires
One of the oldest, largest (over 200,000 students), and most prestigious public institutions in Latin America, the Universidad de Buenos Aires has a history of social activism and political opposition during the era of dictatorship. Students enroll in one of two faculties: humanities (FILO: Filosofía y Letras) or social sciences (FSOC: Ciencias Sociales). FILO offers carreras (majors) in Fine Arts, Library and Information Sciences, Anthropology, Education, Philosophy, Geography, History, Literature, and Classical and Modern Languages. FSOC offers carreras (majors) in Sociology, Political Science, Social Work, Communications, and Human Resources.
While UBA is a typical large urban university, its course work is widely regarded as among the most demanding. Students are highly motivated and involved, and many courses are equivalent to two U.S. college courses.
To view available courses at UBA-FILO, first visit the facultad’s homepage. Once there, click on a carrera that interests you from the vertical menu in the middle of the page and then click ver más at the end of the carrera’s description. On the carrera’s homepage, there will be a menu on the left side. From there, you can either click on plan de estudios to see a full description of the carrera and its structure, including core courses, or on programación or asignaturas y programación, which will provide a current list of courses on offer and some additional information about each one.
Click here to view a presentation about Audiovisual and Theater Studies at UBA-FILO.
To view available course at UBA-FSOC, first visit the facultad’s main carreras page. From there, click on a carrera that interests you and scroll toward the bottom of the page until you see a section called Plan de estudios. The middle tab of that section, Ciclo de materias obligatorias or Ciclo general will show the majority of the core courses typically on offer for the carrera. The last tab, Cursos optativos or Ciclo de materias optativas will show electives. Electives change yearly and may not be listed on the website.
Universidad Torcuato di Tella
Located in the residential district of Belgrano, the Universidad Torcuato di Tella is a small (1,600 students) private, nonprofit undergraduate and graduate institution born of a highly respected foundation and research institute a decade ago. It is a demanding, rigorous, and specialized program, with the majority of its faculty working as full-time teachers and researchers, most of whom hold PhDs, often from Europe or the Americas. It is especially strong in the social sciences, particularly economics, political science, and international relations. To access available courses, visit the website and select the carrera you are interested in. Once on the carrera homepage, scroll about halfway down until you see a button to Ver plan de estudios.
When reviewing the course offerings, remember that primer semestre corresponds with the spring semester in the U.S., while segundo semestre corresponds with the fall semester.
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