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Argentina: ISA at University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires

"I improved my Spanish language skills and learned to adapt to living in a foreign city that had many different cultural norms than what I have been used to back home. I also learned a lot about myself and different fields of study that interest me. " - Rollins Study Abroad Alum

Explore Argentinean culture, food, art, music, and dance in the heart of Buenos Aires. Great fit for students studying Spanish, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, International Business, International Relations, and more!

Experience Argentina!

Explore Argentinean culture, food, art, music, and dance in the heart of Buenos Aires. Great fit for students studying Spanish, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, International Business, International Relations, and more!

  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and college standing
  • Professional application: materials are submitted on-time, are edited before submission, and are thorough and thoughtful.
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Required advising session (30 minutes). Please visit our home page to schedule an appointment.

Fall 2024

Latin American Studies Track, or Courses with Locals (with intensive language month):

Intensive Language Month
  • June 24: Arrive in Buenos Aires
  • June 24: Intensive language program begins
  • July 19: Intensive language program ends
  • July 20: Courses begin
  • Dec 7: Program ends

Spring 2024

Latin American Studies Track (with intensive language month):
  • Jan 27: Arrive in Buenos Aires
  • Jan 27: Intensive language program begins
  • Feb 23: Intensive language program ends
  • Feb 24: Courses begin
  • June 15 : Program ends

Flight and Orientation

  • Students arrange flights to Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (EZE).
  • ISA representatives greets students at the airport  within designated pick-up times to go to the University of Belgrano and meet  host families, who will  take students home.
  • ISA staff  provides students with  on-site orientation during the first few days.


  • US citizens must obtain a student visa for Argentina after entering the country as a tourist.
  • ISA will assist you in registering with the local authority and obtaining a student visa within the first 30 days of the program.
For general information about the visa process and visas for non-US citizens, see our Passports & Visas Page.

Latin American Studies:

  • For students at all levels of Spanish.
  • Learn alongside American and other international students.
  • Option to take content courses in English or Spanish, and a Spanish language class.

Intensive Spanish Language Month (4 Credits)

  • Begins four weeks prior to the start of the semester at Belgrano at no additional cost.
  • Not required, but strongly encouraged

Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines:

  • Students with 5 or more semesters of college-level Spanish can take regular courses. with Argentine students
  • Some courses are offered only during specific semesters

Transfer of Credit

  • Students take 4-6 courses for a total of 16-20 credits. Grades appear on Rollins transcript and are factored into GPA. It can take up to three months for grades to be processed.
  • Spanish Majors can apply up to three of their courses towards major & Minors can apply up to two.
  • Students can take major and minor courses abroad (with approval from the academic department) and can also take competencies and rFLA200-level seminars abroad (with approval from the Registrar).
  • This program has Registrar approved rFLA200 seminars and competencies, check them out here!



  • Live in homestay with 2-4 ISA students
  • Located primarily in the Belgrano, Palermo and Recoleta neighborhoods and selected based  on safety, atmosphere of the location and  personality of the family.
  • Internet access is not common in Argentina, and homestays may NOT have internet access. ISA provides internet access at the ISA office and at host university.
  • The homestay includes all breakfasts and dinners. Students will eat lunch out.


ISA Excursions

  • Día del Campo: Visit a farm near Buenos Aires, learn about the life of an Argentine gaucho and his farming traditions, and taste traditional country cuisine.
  • El Tigre: A popular riverside town of 290,000 people that is most famous for Puerto de los Frutos market. In the past, fruits picked on the islands were traded, but now you can buy much more, including native handicrafts.
  • Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay: Travel by ferry to one of Uruguay's oldest towns  and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore museums and historic sites and enjoy beautiful coastal views along the Rio de la Plata.


  • ISA provides regularly scheduled activities in and around Buenos Aires including visits to different neighborhoods, museums, tango lessons and other activities  to introduce students to Argentine culture. 
  • Students have access to student activities and events at the University of Belgrano.

Things to Consider

Students with mobility disabilities may find accessibility and accommodations different from the United States. Check the US Department of State Travelers with Disabilities and specific to the country, Mobility International USA, and the IP Your Identity Abroad page for resources.

Program Fee

Most Rollins financial aid and scholarships will apply to the semester abroad.

  • Tuition: $30,290
  • Housing: $5,115
  • Food/meals (breakfasts and dinners with host family): $2,700

Also Includes

Orientation, cultural activities and excursions, airport pickup (if arrival is within ISA pickup times), program administration, and emergency insurance

Estimated Additional Costs

  • Transportation: Round-trip airfare from FL: $1,200, on-site $615
  • Meals/food not included (lunches) $720
  • Airport transfer at the end of the program: $75
  • Passport $165
  • Visa processing fee $65
  • Books, course materials, supplies: $185
  • Personal expenses: $950
  • Federal student loan fees if applicable: $40
  • Professional licensure, certification or credentials costs: $0


Scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare and other costs associated with study abroad. Students can apply for scholarships through the Rollins program application. Students can also apply for additional partner scholarships through ISA.

Living and Working

Having a credit card while abroad is very helpful. Argentina has a low cost of living compared to the United States.