IFSA-Butler Psychology in English

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fall, Spring
Language of Instruction


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About Psychology in English

The Psychology in English program is perfect for students of all language levels. The psychology courses are taught in English alongside Argentine students. Students choose from elective program courses designed and taught exclusively for IFSA-Butler students and specially selected courses with international students at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL).

Psychology in English Benefits

  • Take integrated university classes with local degree-seeking students
  • Knock out a major general education requirement by exploring psychology in the country that boasts the highest number of psychologists per capita in the world
  • ​Study Spanish language at any level to make the most of your interactions with locals
  • No language prerequisites – our unique team of IFSA academic coordinator and advisors will guide you throughout the semester
  • Live and learn in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, also called the "London of South America" for its blending of European charm with South American warmth
  • Participate in group excursions and co-curricular activities focused on the art, culture, sports and lifestyle that make Buenos Aires one of the world's most exciting and cosmopolitan cities

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 Psychology in English


The following courses are specially designed for IFSA-Butler students on the Psychology in English program. Students are required to enroll in a mandatory Spanish class based on their language level.

Beginner to Advanced Level Spanish (3 U.S. semester credit hours) This course will work on basic common language themes with the following objectives in mind: auditory comprehension, oral production, reading comprehension, and written expression

Beginning Spanish 1
Beginning Spanish 2
Intermediate Spanish 1
Intermediate Spanish 2

Industrial-Organizational Psychology (3 U.S. semester credit hours) The purpose of this elective course is to help students gain facility with industrial-organizational psychology (I-O) theory and to learn to apply principles of psychology to various workplaces, business and consumer issues.

  • Social Psychology
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology (with field visits)
  • Internship Methodology Seminar
  • Exploring Community and Culture online course
In addition to the mandatory IFSA-Butler Spanish course for this program, you will register in at least one course at Universidad del Salvador and up to three other IFSA-Butler program courses to complete your 15 credit hour semester. Please note that IFSA-Butler courses require a minimum enrollment of four students to run. While the USAL courses are open to all USAL students, they are considered the introductory courses to a more specific topic of study. Therefore, they are general in scope and do not require extensive background knowledge in the particular subject. 
Courses at USAL vary by semester; however, past elective courses at USAL have included: 
  • Accounting
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Coaching
  • Argentine Society, Politics, and Culture from an Economic Point of View
  • International Economic Agenda
  • Plus many other social science and humanities courses
Experiential Learning
IFSA-Butler 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 program. Opportunities vary, but may include work at an organic farm, assisting students with high IQs,helping at a bilingual school, or working with the LGBTQ+ community in Buenos Aires.
Examples of places where students may volunteer:
  • Natan Gesang Primary School: Students have the opportunity to teach English.
  • Pechohue Organic farm for Social Inclusion: This organization's goal is to create social inclusion for young people with psychological and psychiatric issues.
  • Creadea; This organization creative games with very high IQ children. It works towards their positive development and social inclusion.
  • Sociedad de Integracon Gay Lesbica Argentina: This organization works to promote the social integration of the GLBT community in Buenos Aires.
  • Maguen Avot:This organization tutors children.
  • Donor Sangre Da Vida: This organizations provides information and support to children with cancer and their families. The hold events, campaigns and dancing workshops.
  • Caminantes: This organization's goal is to help the homeless population in Buenos Aires recover in any area they might need: to get a job, psychological support, legal support, or to overcome addictions.
We also offer specific opportunities to all students, requiring different levels of Spanish for one or two day activity: events and campaigns, photographers, weekend helping trips (with Caminantes or Habitat for Humanity).
Academic Advisors
In addition to the Spanish class, our program organizes tutoring sessions for students throughout the semester. These may be scheduled at various times during the week, when students meet with the tutor on an individual basis. 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.
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

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Host Family
Most meals included
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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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

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Fall 2018

Program start date
Late July 2018
Program end date
Early December 2018
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