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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
07/19/2018 12/01/2018
Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
05/31/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
03/04/2019 07/13/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Hosted by: Butler University Institute for Study Abroad

Academic Focus:
Argentine Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish Language and Literature. This program offers particularly strong course offerings in the following disciplines: History, Political Science, Economics, International Studies, Philosophy, and Social Science. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for advanced level students only (SPAN 300 or above). IFSA-Butler also offers an intermediate track to the Argentina program, and this intermediate option is currently NOT open to Emory students. 

Program Dates:
Fall: Mid July to Early December
Spring: Late February to early July

Program Overview:
IFSA-Butler Argentina provides students with an immersive experience both inside and outside the classroom. Students are able to register for classes in any of the four local universities, providing an opportunity to engage in international higher education and with local students. IFSA also provides excursions and volunteer options. Excursions take both a social and academic nature, while volunteer opportunities are incredibly hands-on and are led by experts in the field.

Buenos Aires, itself, is a lively city that boasts a modern transportation system. Seen as the "door" from Europe, students can learn about the diversity in immigrants to Argentina as well as the indigenous communities.

Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing. Students must have completed at least one Spanish foundational course at the 300-level. Students (especially Spanish majors and minors) are also encouraged to consider the Emory Latin American Cultural Studies Program in Buenos Aires, offered during the summer term, prior to studying abroad on the Argentina semester program.  All students interested in studying abroad to Argentina are encouraged to meet with Dr. Katherine Ostrom, faculty advisor for study abroad in Argentina at:


A full course load typically consists of 15-16 credit hours. Students also take the required COPA course in Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (pre-approved as SPAN 310). In addition, students choose from a wide array of direct enrollment courses in the Argentine universities in Buenos Aires. All university classes are taught in Spanish and are integrated with full-degree seeking students.

IFSA also provides "concentrations" for the AUP program that allow students to explore a certain topic through suggest coursework options. Two new options discuss question of Human Rights as well as Gender Rights. You can find more information here.

Credit and Grade Translation - IFSA Argentina

For a list of courses offered at the universities, please visit the following website. Select "Academics" and then below select "Online Course Catalogs", there you will find instructions on viewing the course catalogs.

Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this blanket approved list: Blanket Approval List.

Living Arrangements:
Students will be housed in carefully selected Argentinean homes in Buenos Aires, which will give them the opportunity to improve their Spanish daily and to integrate with Argentina's culture.  The host family provides two meals per day (Sunday through Friday) and one meal per day on Saturday.

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets. Fall Spring

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Diversity Abroad (scholarship for under-represented students), Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, NSEP Boren Scholarship, and Butler Scholarship/Travel Grant. For more information, please click here.

IFSA also provides an incredible array of financial opportunities. These include scholarships for first-generation students, Work-to-Scholar Grant and loan repayment. You can find more information here.

Kate Dawson, Emory College Study Abroad Advisor:

This program is currently not accepting applications.