IFSA-Butler AUP - Literature in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

Spanish

Language Prerequisite

5 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.0
Typical Credit Load:
15

About AUP - Literature in Argentina

Take your love of literature to the next level! Join Professor Martin Kohan, award winning author of Dos veces junio to examine the works of Borges, Cortázar, and Puig, and more. Their words call you to Buenos Aires to sit in their favorite cafes, while you intern in a publishing house or delve into a writing workshop.

AUP - Literature in Argentina Benefits

  • Focus on creative writing, journalism, literary translation and editing where you will learn firsthand from Dr. Martín Kohan, renowned Argentine author and recipient of the Premio Herralde de Novela
  • Take specially designed program courses and integrated university classes with local degree-seeking students
  • Participate in various cultural activities such as visiting the Book Fair and other literary events, films, theater and contemporary music shows
  • Courses approach literature from different perspectives to gain a deeper perspective
  • Academic advisors and tutors are available

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at AUP – Literature in Argentina

Courses
These required courses comprise the main curriculum for the Literature in Argentina program (3 U.S. semester credits each):
  • Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture: The objective of this mandatory program class is to enrich the knowledge of Spanish language in the following four areas: oral comprehension, oral expression, written expression and reading comprehension while analyzing the cultural context in which the language was developed and is currently spoken.
  • Topics in Contemporary Argentine Literature: This course introduces students to some of the fundamental authors and texts of 20th century Argentine literature so that, notwithstanding the need to restrict the covered corpus, the students will have a representative and varied view of such literary production.
  • Seminar: Literary Studies Methodology: Two options are available to students: hands-on training through a fieldwork experience (at a publishing company or a cultural magazine) or a writing workshop with local Argentine authors. In both cases, the practical work in the workshop or fieldwork experience is supported by methodological reflection aimed at contextualizing the practical experience and preparing students for a final paper in which they analyze their experiences, their initial objectives, the challenges they faced, and their achievements.
The Literature in Argentina program combines those specialized IFSA-Butler classes with Argentine university courses taken alongside local, degree-seeking students (see information below). While course descriptions may be found online, actual course syllabi may not be available until the beginning of your semester. If a particular course you are looking for is not listed, or if you are having trouble navigating a university's website, contact your program advisor for assistance.

Also, keep in mind:

  • Yearlong courses (anual) are open only to students who plan on taking both semesters of the course.
  • 1 semestre (S1) or cuatrimestre is equal to U.S. spring semester.
  • 2 semestre (S2) or cuatrimestre is equal to U.S. fall semester.

Universidad Católica Argentina

  1. Click here to access UCA's online course catalog.
  2. Select a subject of interest (i.e. Ciencias Politicas). Make sure to only select subjects from the section titled "Carerras de Grado, Buenos Aires."
  3. Next, click on "Ver el detalle del Plan de estudios" to obtain a list of courses.

The following UCA departments are open to IFSA-Butler students:

  • Facultad de Ciencias Políticas: Ciencia Política and Relaciones Internacionales
  • Facultad de Filosofía y Letras: Literatura, Historia and Filosofía
  • Facultad de Psicología y Educación: Psicología, Psicopedagogía and Educación
  • Instituto de Comunicación Social, Periodismo y Publicidad: Publicidad and Periodismo

Universidad de Buenos Aires - Facultad de Ciencias Sociales

  1. Click here to access UBA-CS's online course catalog.
  2. Departments are listed in the header at the top of the page. Double click on the department where you would like to take classes (i.e. Ciencias Politicas).**
  3. Next, select "Académicas."
  4. Click on "Programas" to view a list of courses.
  5. If available, you can obtain syllabus by clicking on the document icon corresponding to the correct academic year.

The following UBA-CS departments are open to IFSA-Butler students: Sociología, Ciencia política, Ciencias de la Comunicación, Relaciones del Trabajo, Trabajo Social

**You can also view the curricular ladder for each major by returning to the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales home page, click on one of the majors listed at the top of the page, and then click on "Plan de estudios." When the page loads, you can click "Ver Plan de estudios" to view.

Universidad de Buenos Aires - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras

  1. Click here to access UBA-FL's online course catalog.
  2. Choose an area of study that interests you and click on it.
  3. To see course offerings, click on "Plan de estudios."
  4. To see syllabi (when available), click on “Programas y horarios,” “Programación,” or “Asignaturas,” depending on the options given for that major.

The following UBA-FL departments are open to IFSA-Butler students: Letras, Geografía, Artes, Filosofía, Antropología, Ciencias de la Educación, Historia

Universidad del Salvador

  1. Click here to access USAL's online course catalog.
  2. Click on a facultad that interests you (i.e. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales).
  3. Choose a subject and click on it to see the course listings.
  4. For most subjects, only a list of courses will appear. For others, short descriptions or syllabi may be available if you click on the course title.

The following USAL departments are open to IFSA-Butler students:

  • Facultad de Historia, Filosofía y Letras: Letras, Lengua Inglesa, Interpretación de Conferencias en Inglés, Traductorado Público de Inglés, Traductorado Científico Literario de Inglés, Historia, Ciencias Ambientales, Gestión de Historia de las Artes and Filosofía
  • Facultad de Ciencias Sociales: Ciencia Política, Sociología, Relaciones Internacionales and Servicio Social
  • Facultad de Ciencias de la Administración: Administración, Comercialización, Administración de Recursos Humanos, Sistemas de Información
  • Facultad de Artes de Teatro: Escenografía and Arte Dramático
  • Facultad de Psicología: Psicología and Psicopedagogía
  • Escuela de Diseño: Diseño Gráfico
  • Escuela de Estudios Orientales: Estudios Orientales

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

  1. Click here to access UTDT's online course catalog.
  2. Scroll down and select the major you are interested in. This will download a PDF of the courses offered. You should pay close attention to which semester the courses are offered during.**

The following departments are open to IFSA-Butler students: Departamento de Economía, Escuela de Negocios, Departamento de Ciencia Política, Departamento de Estudios Internacionales, Escuela de Historia, Departamento de Derecho.

**Disregard the instructions for international students that appear on this page. All communication should be with IFSA-Butler, not UTDT.

Special Curriculum Options
Fieldwork or writing workshop
As part of the Literacy Studies Methodology seminar, the Literature program provides the option of either fieldwork in a publishing house or writing workshops.

Examples of Fieldwork and Publishing Houses
  • Otra Parte (arts and literature)
  • Ramona (visual arts)
Experiential Learning

VOLUNTEERING
Volunteering while studying abroad in Buenos Aires is an enriching experience, both personally and academically. Students report that even volunteering a few hours per week enhanced their study abroad experience by providing them with access to the local culture and a deeper understanding of problems that face Argentines on a daily basis. If you are interested in participating in volunteer work, you can attend an informational session at the start of the semester in which the on-site volunteer coordinator will give a presentation on the different options and requirements for each organization. IFSA-Butler has prepared a list of places where you can 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 may volunteer:

  • Natan Gesang Primary School: teaches students English
  • Pecohue Organic farm for Social Inclusion: promotes the social inclusion of young people with psychological and psychiatric issues.
  • Creaidea: works towards positive development and social inclusion of children with a high IQ.
  • Sociedad de Integracón Gay Lésbica Argentina: works to promote the social integration of the GLBT community in Buenos Aires.
  • Maguen Avot: tutors school children.
  • Donor Sangre Da Vida: provides information and support to children with cancer and their families. They hold events, campaigns, dancing workshops for children, and magazines.
  • Caminantes: helps the homeless recover in any area they might need: to get a job, to have psychological support, legal support, to overcome addictions, etc.
  • Fundación Leer: (literacy) encourages children to read and not to abandon primary school.
  • Arte y Esperanza: Fair trade.
  • Fundación Discar: holds workshops for people with Down Syndrome.

This is just a sample of the volunteer opportunities available to our students, and these may change from semester to semester. If you have specific interests, please discuss them with your program advisor, who can research other opportunities that may be available in your area of interest. Your program advisor can help you determine opportunities that fit your interests (if they are not listed above), but you will not sign up for a volunteer placement until orientation.
 

Faculty

Academic Advisors
A particularly strong feature of the AUP program is our onsite academic advisors-- or, in Spanish, tutores. These are Argentine graduate students or university graduates who represent a variety of disciplines, including literature, politics, history, economics and sociology. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you'll be assigned an academic advisor to help you select an appropriate load of classes during the program orientation and meet with on a monthly basis. 

Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at AUP – Literature in Argentina
Animation/Illustration Anthropology Art History Business Communications Creative Writing Dance Economics Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film Production Finance French Geography Graphic Design Hebrew History Human Resources Human Rights Indigenous Studies International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Journalism Latin American Studies Marketing Mathematics Media/Multimedia Studies Philosophy Political Science Public Policy Public Relations Religious Studies Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Telecommunications Theater/Drama Translation Women and Gender Studies World History

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Host Family
Meals
Most meals included
Details
The program includes two meals per day Sunday through Friday and one meal on Saturday.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Mario Cantarini

Senior Resident Director, Argentina

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program start date
February 26, 2018
Program end date
July 8, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$13,425
Housing
$3,500
Additional Information
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.
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,600
Residence Permits
$160
Books
$120
Meals
$1,990
Commuting
$250
Misc
$1,060
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$5,180

Fall 2018

Program start date
Late July 2018
Program end date
Early December 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$13,525
Housing
$3,400
Total Program Fee
$16,925
Additional Information
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.
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,600
Books
$120
Meals
$1,640
Commuting
$250
Misc
$1,010
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$4,780

Year

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.