IFSA Intermediate Language and Culture in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Term
Summer
Language of Instruction

Spanish

Language Prerequisite

3 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.0
Typical Credit Load:
6

About Intermediate Language and Culture in Buenos Aires

You studied a little Spanish, but want to take it to the next level? Need a few more credits to meet your language requirement? Advance your language skills in vibrant Buenos Aires. You'll love this coastal, cosmopolitan atmosphere so much, you won't realize how much Spanish you're learning every day!

Intermediate Language and Culture in Buenos Aires Benefits

  • An intensive intermediate Spanish program specially designed for IFSA students and located at the oldest public university in Argentina
  • Convenient access to a dynamic city with unlimited things to see and do
  • Take a 6-credit program course, Intermediate Spanish, is conducted in Spanish by Argentine faculty
  • Academic tutors are available throughout the semester

IFSA-Butler

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 Intermediate Language and Culture in Buenos Aires

Courses
Intermediate Spanish and Argentine Culture (6 U.S. semester credit hours)
The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.
Experiential Learning
IFSA offers volunteer opportunities for students on this program. Volunteering does not earn academic credit and will not appear on your Butler University transcript. Volunteer opportunities mostly surround group activities or events on set days (two or three "jornadas") throughout the summer program. Opportunities may include work at an organic farm or helping out at a bilingual school.
Faculty
In addition to the Intermediate Spanish class, our program organizes tutoring sessions for students throughout the summer. These may be scheduled at various times during the week, when students meet with the tutor on an individual basis. Please meet with the IFSA resident staff if you would like the assistance of a tutor.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA 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 Intermediate Language and Culture in Buenos Aires
Accounting Dance European History 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 Telecommunications Theater/Drama Translation Women and Gender Studies World History

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Host Family
Meals
Most meals included
Details
The program fee 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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Dates and Fees

Summer

Summer 1

Program start date
May 25, 2018
Program end date
July 3, 2018
Tuition
$3,975
Housing
$1,000
Personal Cost Estimates
$2,750