Academics

ArgentinaCOURSES: Students can take courses in Spanish and/or English through the Latin American Studies program or if a student has an advanced level of Spanish (near native fluency), s/he can take courses with local Argentine students. In addition, students have the opportunity to enroll in an intensive Spanish language course prior to the start of either program. All classes take place at the University of Belgrano.

Intensive Spanish Language Program

The intensive Spanish language course is available immediately prior to the start of fall (end of June - late July) and spring (early February - early March) semesters and lasts four weeks. While not required, the program is strongly encouraged and is included in the semester cost. This program is designed for students at the beginning, intermediate, high intermediate and advanced levels of the Spanish language. The program includes 120 hours of instruction and students will receive (6) credits. Students will participate in courses offered at University of Belgrano's language department that focus on Spanish grammar, conversation, and culture. Students will be in class with Americans and other international students. All students must take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival in Buenos Aires. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the course in which the student is eligible to enroll. Students who arrive in Argentina having completed less than one year of college-level Spanish will likely place into beginning level. Students who arrive in Argentine having completed one full year of college-level Spanish will likely place into the intermediate-level courses.

Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies semester program is designed for students at all levels of the Spanish language who have an interest in political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of Argentina. Students have the option of taking courses in English or Spanish, as well as a Spanish language class. Only high intermediate and advanced-level students may take non-language content courses in Spanish. Courses in this program are designed for students of all levels of Spanish, and focus on cultural aspects of Latin America and Argentina. Course options are available in both Spanish and English. The courses in this program are taught in Spanish and English by University of Belgrano professors. All classes are with American and other international students. A full course load is four (4) courses per semester. Rollins Credit equivalent for UB courses: 27 hours = 2 credits / 54 hours = 4 credits / 81 hours = 5 credits and 120 hours = 6 credits.

Courses with Argentine Students

Students at an advanced level of the Spanish language will take courses with local students at the University of Belgrano. Students will have an academic orientation before making their final course selections at the University of Belgrano. Students who have completed or tested out of a minimum of 4 semesters of college-level Spanish are eligible for this program by enrolling in the semester that includes the intensive month.

Students have the option of taking up to five classes from two general categories but must take at least one course with Argentines if they sign up for this program:

  • Category One: Classes with Argentine Students (Students must choose at least one course from this area)
    Students are able to select classes from the regular course listings of the University of Belgrano. These courses are recommended for students who are fluent in the Spanish language because courses will be taken with Argentine students and are taught by Argentine faculty.*
  • Category Two: Latin American Studies in Spanish (Spanish language courses from ISA's web site)
    These courses are specifically designed for foreign students. Instruction is in Spanish and classes are taken with international students.

*Students who do not wish to enroll in at least one course from Category One will be required to switch to the Latin American Studies program.

Transfer of Credits: Students participating on this program will need to seek the appropriate departmental approval for all major/minor requirements and will need to seek approval for General Education Requirements through Student Records.  All students who successfully complete an ISA Buenos Aires program through Rollins will receive an official transcript from the University of Belgrano. Courses are typically 4 credits, with a few courses that are 2 or 5 credits and students earn 6 credits for the intensive language month no matter the level of instruction. Students on average will earn 16-22 credits on the program. Direct enrollment courses with Argentine students may be issued 4 credits per course. It can take up to 3 months to receive the official transcript from abroad.

Rollins Spanish Course Equivalencies (Classes may count towards majors or minors not listed. You need to seek approval from the dept. chair).

Course at the University of Belgrano

Credits

Rollins Equivalent

INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

 

 

Intensive Beginning Spanish

6

SPN 101

Intensive Intermediate Spanish (F)

6

SPN 201 or SPN 202

Intensive High Intermediate Spanish (F)

6

SPN 301

Intensive Advanced Spanish (F)

6

SPN 401

SPANISH LANGUAGE SEMESTER COURSES

 

 

Beginning Spanish

5

SPN 101

Intermediate Spanish (F)

4

SPN 201

Intermediate Spanish Oral Production

2

Elective

High Intermediate Spanish (F)

4

SPN 202

Advanced Spanish

4

SPN 301

Advanced Spanish Oral Production

2

Elective

Writing Workshop

4

SPN 300 level

High Advanced Spanish

4

SPN 302

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES in English

 

 

Argentine Economy

4

Contact ECO dept. chair

Argentine History and Literature

4

HIS 300 level

Economic Integration in Latin American

4

Contact ECO dept. chair

Gender History in Latin America

4

HIS 300 level

History of Latin America (C)

4

Contact HIS dept. chair

International Business in the Southern Cone

4

INB 300 level

Jorge Luis Borges: Visions of Culture and Knowledge (C)

4

Contact ENG dept. chair

Latin America in the Global Economy

4

Contact ECO dept. chair

Latin American Cultures and Civilizations (C)

4

LAC 300 level

Latin American Literature (L)

4

Contact ENG dept. chair

Political and Social Change

4

POL 321

Social Economy in Latin America

4

Contact ECO dept. chair

Tango: Gender, Nation and Identity

4

ANT 300 level

U.S.-Latin America Relations

4

POL 317

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES in Spanish

 

 

Argentina: An Open Society (C)

4

SPN 300 level

Argentine Cultural Studies (C)

4

SPN 300 level

Argentine Economic Policy

4

SPN 300 level

Argentine Literature (L)

4

SPN 300 level

Contemporary Argentine Art (A)

4

SPN 300 level

Gender Studies

4

SPN 300 level

History of Latin American in the 20th Century

4

SPN 300 level

Latin American in the Global Economy

4

SPN 300 level

Latin American Cultural Studies (C)

4

SPN 300 level

Latin American Economic History

4

SPN 300 level

Latin American Film

4

SPN 342

Latin American Literature (L)

4

SPN 334

Latin American Political Thought

4

SPN 300 level

Latin American Societies: Social Movements

4

SPN 300 level

Narratives of the Monstrous in Latin America

4

SPN 300 level

Political Systems: Latin American Populism

4

SPN 300 level

Social Economy

4

SPN 300 level

Tango Danza

2

Elective

Urban Fictions: The Latin American Cities

4

SPN 300 level

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

 

 

Beginning Portuguese

5

Elective

Faculty and Staff: All courses are taught by faculty and instructors at University of Belgrano. Support and advising for international students is provided by the ISA staff.

Program availability: Students may choose to study at the University of Belgrano through ISA for the fall or spring semester, or for an academic year.  The fall semester lasts from late July to mid-November, and the spring semester begins in early March and runs through late June.  For students interested in direct enrollment (courses with locals), the fall program will run through mid-December, and the spring program will run through late July.

Country: Argentina (Argentine Republic)

Capital: Buenos Aires

Currency: Peso

Language: Spanish

Dialing Code: +54

Population: 41 million

Time Zone +/- EST: +2

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