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Argentine Universities Program

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Sponsor: Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina


Students enroll in the required IFSA-Butler Advanced Spanish and Argentine Language course and then combine IFSA-Butler designed program courses for study abroad students with Argentine university courses taken alongside local, degree-seeking students. Create your own academic focus by mixing-and-matching courses at the following universities: Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

Students also have the option to focus on a particular concentration including:

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.

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

Language Requirements: 

Completion of Spanish 199 or the equivalent of college-level Spanish required; completion of one 200-level class recommended.

**Exception: Students who have completed SPAN 121-3 or SPAN 125 are eligible for the Intensive Spanish Concentration


Homestays (13 meals/week)

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $24,300

Billed by Northwestern: $19,625

Estimated additional costs: $4,675

  • Additional meals: $1,670
  • Airfare: $1,700
  • Local transportation: $370
  • Books & supplies: $50
  • Personal expenses: $735
  • Visa: $150

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