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Area Studies in Buenos Aires

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Sponsor: The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina


Students take 4 content courses based in humanities, social sciences, and business plus a Spanish language course at Universidad del Salvador alongside Argentine and international students. Content courses are taught in English.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Term Notes: This program follows the Argentine academic calendar: Fall Quarter begins in mid-July and ends in early December. Winter/Spring Quarters begin in late February and end in early July.


Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IFSA-Butler application by the program's deadline

Languages: Spanish, English

Language Requirements: 

None, however, students are required to take a Spanish language course on the program


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Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $22,445

Billed by Northwestern: $17,650

Estimated additional costs: $4,795

  • Additional meals: $1,670
  • Airfare: $1,700
  • Local transportation: $375
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $800
  • Visa: $150

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