Founded in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadores, Buenos Aires, Argentina has evolved into a thriving, cosmopolitan city with more than 6 million inhabitants within the city limits and another 6 million in the surrounding areas. Known for its vibrant nightlife, where tango thrives in tangueras, milongas, and cultural centers, Buenos Aires offers a dazzling array of learning opportunities, cultural events, and social attractions. The seat of the national government, Buenos Aires presents a unique opportunity to analyze the politics and history of this complex and fascinating country. Universities, museums, theatres, shopping districts, and restaurants abound in this metropolis, described by many as the Paris of Latin America.
API offers programs at three universities in Buenos Aires: Universidad del Salvador, Universidad de Belgrano, and Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT).
API Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.
This program offers high intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers the opportunity study abroad in Buenos Aires. The program caters to students at all levels of Spanish. This program is offered during the fall, spring, and summer sessions.
The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to study abroad in Buenos Aires and work exclusively on improving their Spanish language proficiency. There are no cultural electives offered within this program. All students complete a placement test prior to departure. Language levels are announced upon arrival in Buenos Aires.
Students interested in studying abroad in Buenos Aires and completing courses alongside Argentine peers within an urban university are ideally suited for this program. Students can select from 16 courses offered in English with local Argentine students, or complete courses specially designed for visiting international students, including Spanish language. Advanced Spanish speakers may choose to complete integrated courses in Spanish with local students.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Program offers two tracks: one for students who prefer to take some or all coursework in English and an advanced track for students who prefer to take all of their coursework in Spanish. This course is designed to help visiting international students review grammatical concepts, perfect their writing and gain a more in-depth view of Argentine life and culture.
This program is a unique opportunity for students interested in teaching Spanish or English as a second language in their future careers. This program combines an internship in a bilingual primary school in Buenos Aires with a course in teaching Spanish as a second language. This combination of theoretical instruction and practical experience will increase understanding of teaching methodology and how a second language is acquired.