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Argentine Universities Program

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Sponsor: The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina


Students pursue individual academic interests by selecting classes from four Buenos Aires Universities: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad del Salvador, and Universidad Torcuato di Tella. In addition, students can concentrate on a certain discipline, conduct research and/or enroll in program courses designed for study abroad students.

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.


  • Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.
  • Read about Research Abroad for specific requirements for the program’s independent study project.
  • Read Credit Enrollment requirements for information about maintaining a full-time course load while abroad

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

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

Languages: Spanish

Language Requirements: 

2.5 years (completion of Spanish 199) or the equivalent of college-level Spanish required; completion of one 200-level class recommended.


Homestays (13 meals/week)

Program Costs: 

Fall 2016: $24,655

Billed by Northwestern: $19,545

  • Tuition: $13,125
  • Housing: $3,800
  • SAAF: $2,620

Estimated additional costs: $5,110

  • Additional meals: $1,500
  • Airfare: $1,700
  • Local transportation: $300
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $1,160
  • Visa: $150
  • HTH: $200

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