Summer Language and Culture at the Universidad de Buenos Aires
We’re excited that you’re considering IFSA-Butler's Summer Language and Culture Program at Universidad de Buenos Aires for your summer abroad. Buenos Aires is a vibrant metropolis with plenty to see and experience. We’re sure you’re going to love studying there.
What the Summer Language and Culture Program has to offer
We look forward to working with you!
Academic StructureWhat is the academic structure of the Summer Language and Culture Program?
The program allows you to enroll in three classes specially designed for IFSA-Butler students at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. These classes, taught in Spanish by local professors, are intended to provide you with an understanding of the events and issues that make Argentina what it is today.
What program courses does IFSA-Butler offer?
Click here to download all course syllabi. Click on a course title below to download an individual syllabus.
Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Latin American and Argentine Literature (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Argentine History (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
What is the Universidad de Buenos Aires like?
What Universidad de Buenos Aires courses are available to me?
How will I register for courses?
What are the registration conditions?
All courses are graded on an A–F scale, and there is no provision for pass/fail or auditing courses unless pass/fail is the only method of assessment for the course. Students are not allowed to register for on-line, distance education or hybrid courses. See the “Academics” and “Program Fees and Financial Aid” sections in Preparing to Study Abroad for more information.
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
What if I need academic help during the semester?
What are my housing options?
In addition to the program application, be sure to click on the "Forms" tab to download and complete your Family Placement Form. Once finished, submit your Family Placement Form to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail.
Is my housing included in the program fee?
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Can I arrange my own housing?
Living and Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires
Dates & Fees
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Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
Program housing is available only until the day shown on the calendar as “Program ends.” If you have academic obligations after this date let the IFSA-Butler staff know so they can arrange an extended stay with your host family.
Exams must be taken where and when scheduled. Under no circumstances may students request that an exam time be changed. Argentine exams are taken under formal examination conditions and changes cannot be made for individuals.
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Payment Due: May 15
Program Fee Bills
Personal Cost Estimates
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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.
**Meals: The housing component of our program fee includes two meals per day Sunday through Friday, and one meal on Saturday.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
To apply to the Summer Language and Culture program use our easy online application.
Applicants to this program must complete an additional form as part of the application process:
Please submit this form with the remainder of your program application. It can be sent to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail.
If you have already started an application to the Summer Language and Culture program, you can check the status of your application using the Student Portal.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler TeamIFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help prepare students for their program in Buenos Aires:
Assistant Director for Language-Based Programs Emily Beck assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Emily studied abroad in Mexico, worked in Chile, has traveled through Latin America, Europe and Australia, and is fluent in Spanish. She has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2005, as program advisor, interim resident director, and most recently assistant director for language-based programs. She currently advises students on studying abroad in Latin America and England. Emily can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4249.
Student Accounts Coordinator Marty Weinbrecht assists with the financial side of study abroad and processes payments and invoices. Marty can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4218.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler for 11 years, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (one who has studied abroad too), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4252.
Once abroad, our students are in the capable hands of our on-site office, including our resident directors Daniel Peiró and Patricio O'Dwyer.
Upon return from your study abroad program, Senior Academic Affairs Coordinator Sara Bell processes your Butler University transcript and assists with any academic record queries. Sara can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4261.
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IFSA-Butler has prepared a list of places where you, as a visiting student, could volunteer to do social service. While this is purely optional, a commitment on your part is needed in order to arrange a placement. Volunteering does not earn academic credit and will not appear on your Butler University transcript.
Examples of places where students can be placed:
Given the length of the program, these are the only volunteering opportunities available for the summer in Buenos Aires. If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up for a volunteer placement during orientation.