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IFSA-Buenos Aires: Psychology and Neuroscience in English


Program Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34016
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2022 02/28/22 to 07/02/22

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources


Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Overview

GIVE YOUR BRAIN NEW PERSPECTIVE IN ARGENTINA’S CAPITAL CITY 

Explore psychology, neuroscience, health, or human and family development with English-taught classes in Argentina, where there are more psychologists per capita than in any other country. In addition to intriguing IFSA electives, on the plus program students can add a class at Universidad del Salvador (USAL) or Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) and get to know Argentine classmates. There’s no language prerequisite, but we’ll make sure you learn the essential skills you need to savor empanadas and morcipán and get to know this multifaceted city. Options for directed research, internships, and volunteering help you gain insights and experience to guide your career path as you connect with fellow porteños, port city dwellers.

Choose from two options:

Study in Buenos Aires - take classes at the IFSA study center on this slightly shorter and more affordable option, this program accepts students with a 2.0 GPA or higher. This program starts in late Feburary and ends in late May in the spring, and runs from late August to late November in the fall.

Study in Buenos Aires Plus - a longer program with the option to take a course at a local university in addition to IFSA's classes. This option carries a GPA requirement of 2.5. This option starts in late February and ends in early July in the spring, and runs from late July to late November in the fall.

Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. They vary each term based on availability, but activities may include:

  • City-as-Text: This guided walking tour will introduce you to Porteño society and culture through the varied artistic expressions that can be found throughout Buenos Aires including street art, dance, theater, and music.
  • La Boca Neighborhood Tour: The oldest site of Italian migration to Buenos Aires, the famous and colorful La Boca neighborhood is home to one of the city’s most popular soccer teams, Club Atlético Boca Juniors. The tour will include a visit to La Bombonera stadium to appreciate the importance of soccer as popular expression in Argentina.
  • Colón Theatre Performance: Attend a performance at Colón Theatre, one of the most important opera houses in the world, to learn about the influence and experience the importance of art in Argentina.
  • Pandemic and Politics: This event will engage you in a discussion about how the pandemic was handled and the effects it has had on Argentina. A guest lecturer will address specific issues around how the population lived through this worldwide event.

 

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.

Eligibility

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students earn at least 15 to 16 U.S. semester credit hours per semester.

Select from IFSA electives and language classes on the Study in Buenos Aires Program, and on the Plus progarm, add one direct-enroll class at a local university to meet your academic needs and goals. Through our partnerships with Universidad del Salvador (USAL) and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), you have the option to study in English alongside Argentine students. A second USAL or UTDT class may be chosen for a supplemental fee.

All students will take either an Essential Spanish course or a Spanish language-learning course at the appropriate level (beginner to advanced levels are available).

Please see IFSA's website for the most up-to-date class offerings.

Students may also participate in directed research or an internship that places them with a local non-profit organization or company.

Excursions

IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:

  • Tigre Delta del Parana Trip: This overnight excursion to the Tigre Delta includes a boat ride and offers a glimpse into the contrasts between wetlands and island living and the big-city life in Buenos Aires.
  • Eco-Village Trip: This day-long trip to an eco-village explores the traditional agricultural mode of production and delves into issues such as organic and self-sustainable farming, local consumption, and the dynamics of multinational farming and feedlot production. 

Housing

HOMESTAY 

A homestay is with a local family and includes three meals per day. Only one IFSA student is placed with each family. You will have a single bedroom with a bed, shared bathroom, and a desk or other designated place to study. Laundry is included. You may occasionally buy snacks and eat at restaurants beyond what is provided by homestay families. 

APARTMENTS (available starting Fall 2022)

You will live in fully furnished apartments in Buenos Aires with fellow IFSA students. Single and double bedrooms may be available, and a supplemental housing fee will be required. Apartments have a common living area and kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, and oven. There is no meal plan; you will purchase your meals or cook for yourself.

 

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Cost is based on the Study in Buenos Aires program, students electing the Study in Buenos Aires Plus program will have a higher cost of approximately $1000 more, and should see the IFSA website for full cost information.

The Program Fee includes tuition, emergency medical insurance, on-site orientation and airport pick-up, excursions, and activities.

The Housing Fee includes housing with a host family and three meals per day. If you are placed into a self-catered apartment, a supplemental housing fee will apply, and you should budget a higher personal expense for your meals.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2022

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$12,225.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Housing$2,750.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,600.00
Local Transportation$325.00
Visa$160.00
Books and Supplies$110.00
Meals$450.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,140.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

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