The Rollins semester program at the University of Belgrano through ISA (International Studies Abroad) provides students the opportunity to study for the semester at a highly ranked university in Latin America. The University of Belgrano, founded in 1964 was among the first universities in Argentina to promote study abroad and internationalization.
Rollins students will have access to a wide variety of courses in a broad range of fields including: Spanish, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Culture, Literature, and Business. Courses are taught by full time faculty at the University, and there are direct enrollment options, in addition to courses with foreign students. Certain courses are also taught in English.
In addition, students have the opportunity to enroll in a month-long intensive Spanish language course which is available immediately prior to the start of fall (end of June - late July) and spring (early February - early March) semesters. While not required, the program is strongly encouraged and is included in the semester cost.
Students will live in a homestay as a way to fully integrate into the community. Belgrano is an upper-middle class neighborhood in the north of the city, with tree-lined streets and excellent access to public transportation.
Location: Buenos Aires (pop. 2.8 million in the city, 13 million including suburbs) is one of the most elegant and active cities in South America. A city of modern architecture, Buenos Aires is also known for its conservation of old traditions.
Buenos Aires lies in the "Pampas" (fertile plains), close to the coast, and is located on the edge of the great Río de la Plata. The Pampas are famous for the "gauchos," or cowboys, who tend the land and raise cattle and horses there. Because Buenos Aires is a port city, the locals are named "porteños." Many of Argentina's inhabitants are descendants of Western European immigrants who traveled to Argentina in the mid 19th century. You will see the European influence in the architecture of the various suburbs of the city. La Boca's rainbow-colored houses and San Telmo's mixture of French and Italian styles are just a couple of examples.
Host University: The University of Belgrano is a private institution that was founded in 1964. The UB's goals are to provide high-quality education, to promote research in all disciplines, and to foster the social and cultural development of the community. After more than thirty years of continuous growth, the University of Belgrano now has thirteen schools devoted to both undergraduate and graduate education in several fields. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in 33 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs.
The University of Belgrano is situated in a lovely urban area surrounded by parks and residential neighborhoods. Nearby is the commercial center of Belgrano, a suburb in northeast Buenos Aires, only a quick subway or bus-ride away from downtown Buenos Aires.