IFSA Summer Psychology in English

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite

No language requirements

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:
6 - 9

About Summer Psychology in English

Did you ever think you could take classes in English in Buenos Aires? Immerse yourself in this charming city full of life and warmth while learning about Argentine culture! Whether you're studying Multicultural Psychology or Social Psychology, this "Paris of South America" will embrace you like a tango partner.

Summer Psychology in English Benefits

  • No language prerequisites – our unique team of IFSA academic coordinator and advisors will guide you throughout the semester
  • 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
  • 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
  • ​Study Spanish language at any level to make the most of your interactions with locals
  • Enjoy a program with the perfect mix of academics and cultural immersion

The IFSA 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 Summer Psychology in English

Required Course
Beginner to Advanced Level Spanish (3 U.S. semester credit hours) This mandatory 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

Elective Courses
Elective classes, taught in English by local professors, are intended to provide you with an understanding of the events and issues that make Argentina what it is today. IFSA program course electives:
Social Psychology
Multicultural Psychology
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 vary, but may include work with high IQ students, working with the LGBTQ+ community, or helping out at a bilingual school in Buenos Aires. Examples of places where students may volunteer:
  • Natan Gesang Primary School: Students have the opportunity to teach English.
  • Pecohue Organic farm for Social Inclusion: This organization's goal is to create social inclusion for young people with psychological and psychiatric issues.
  • Creaidea: 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 organization provides information and support to children with cancer and their families . They 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 on or two day activities: events and campaigns, pototgraphers, weekend helping trips (with Caminantes or Habitat for Humanity)
Academic Advisors
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. 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.
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 Summer Psychology in English
Business Psychology Psychology Social Work Spanish

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 Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

Mario Cantarini's headshot

Mario Cantarini

Senior Resident Director, Argentina

Read Full Bio  

Academic Affairs Director

Jazzy Benson's headshot

Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

jbenson@ifsa-butler.org Read Full Bio  

Dates and Fees


Summer 2018

Program start date
May 22, 2018
Program end date
June 29, 2018
Personal Cost Estimates