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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 Alum

To experience the culturally diverse and vibrant capital of Argentina, students live in homestays and enjoy program activities in Buenos Aires as well as regional excursions.

Experience Argentina!

To experience the culturally diverse and vibrant capital of Argentina, students live in homestays and enjoy program activities in Buenos Aires as well as regional excursions.

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This program is an excellent fit for students studying Spanish, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, International Business, International Relations and several other majors. The program location in the heart of Buenos Aires allows students to explore Argentinean culture - including food, art, music and dance.  Cultural activities and excursions provided by ISA enhance the semester experience.

  • 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
  • This program has a required advising session (30 minutes) as part of the application process. Please visit our home page to schedule an advising appointment.

Fall 2023

Latin American Studies Track (with intensive language month):

  • June 24: Arrive in Buenos Aires
  • Dec 9: Program Ends

Latin American Studies Track (without intensive language month):

  • Jul 22: Arrive in Buenos Aires
  • Dec 9: Program Ends

Spring 2024

Latin American Studies Track (with intensive language month):
  • Jan 27: Arrive in Buenos Aires
  • June 15 : Program Ends

Latin American Studies Track (without intensive language month):

  • Feb 24: Arrive in Buenos Aires
  • June 15: Program Ends

Flight and Orientation

All students will fly into the Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (airport code EZE). ISA representatives will greet students at the airport if they arrive within the designated pick-up times. Students will go directly to the University of Belgrano to meet the host families, who will then take students home. The ISA staff will provide students with an extensive on-site orientation during the first few days, designed to help smooth your transition into life in Buenos Aires and your studies in Belgrano.


US citizens must obtain a student visa for Argentina after entering the country as a tourist. Once in Argentina, 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.

The University of Belgrano

The University of Belgrano is a private institution founded in 1964. The university is situated in a lovely urban area surrounded by parks and residential neighborhoods. The courses are taught by University of Belgrano professors.

Rollins students majoring in Spanish may apply up to three of their courses in Buenos Aires while minors can apply up to two. It is at the discretion of each Rollins department how classes are applied towards a student's major or minor.

Latin American Studies: This program is designed for students at all levels of Spanish who have an interest in political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of Argentina and Latin-America. The courses on this program are with American and other international students. Students have the option of taking content courses in English or Spanish, as well as a Spanish language class.

As part of the Latin American Studies program, you can choose to enroll in the Intensive Spanish Language Month. It begins immediately prior to the start of the semester at Belgrano and lasts for approximately four weeks. While not required, the program is strongly encouraged and is not an additional cost.

Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines: Students at the high advanced level of the Spanish language (5 or more semesters of college-level Spanish) can take regular courses at the University of Belgrano. These courses will be taken alongside Argentine students and are taught by Argentine faculty. Please be aware that some courses with Argentine students are offered only during specific semesters, and often change due to course schedule conflicts, enrollment, etc.

 *Please Note: Each of the track titles above are hyperlinks. For more information regarding course choices, click on the title, select the specific term/semester and then click on the course tab.

Transfer of Credit

Courses are worth 2 or 4 credits and students typically take 4-6 courses for a total of 16-20 credits.  The intensive Spanish language month is worth 4 additional credits. Courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credit; the grades are displayed and are factored into the Rollins GPA.  It can take up to three months for grades to be processed and appear on the Rollins transcript. For information on approving courses for major/minor and General Education/rFLA requirements, and other academic policies, please visit our Academic Information Page.

Students on this program will live in a homestay. Homestays include all breakfasts and dinners and once a week laundry service. Students will eat lunches out. Homestays are 2-4 students per family (majority of homestays have 2 or 3 students), and all students are ISA program students. Homestays are located throughout the city, primarily in the Belgrano, Palermo and Recoleta neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs. ISA chooses the location of each homestay based first on safety, and then on the atmosphere of the location and the personality of the family. Also note that internet access is not common in Argentina, thus homestays will not necessarily be equipped with internet access. ISA does provide internet access at the ISA office, as well as at the host university.


ISA offers a number of optional excursions included in the program price.  Below is a list of the most common destinations:

  • Día del Campo: During this excursion, participants have the unique opportunity to visit a farm near Buenos Aires and learn about the life of an Argentine gaucho and his farming traditions, and taste traditional country cuisine. Participants learn about agribusiness in Argentina and experience traditional gaucho music and dances. The day is made complete with insight into the history and preparation of mate, a traditional tea, and an asado, Argentine-style barbecue.
  • El Tigre: This riverside town of 290,000 people is a popular weekend retreat and most famous for the attraction known as Puerto de los Frutos. In the past, fruits picked on the islands were traded, but now you can buy wicker articles, carpets, furniture, adornments, and native handicrafts.
  • Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay: Students will travel by ferry to the quaint, historic town of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. As one of Uruguay's oldest towns, Colonia's historic district has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Students will explore the town's museums and historic sites, and enjoy beautiful coastal views along the Rio de la Plata.


In addition to the optional excursions, the ISA staff in Buenos Aires provides students with regularly scheduled activities in and around Buenos Aires including visits to different neighborhoods, museums, tango lessons and other activities designed to introduce students to Argentine culture.  Students also 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: $29,150
  • Housing: $4,925.00
  • Food/meals (breakfasts and dinners with host family): $2,615

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.