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IFSA-Mendoza Universities Program

Program Location Mendoza, Argentina
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34009
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Overview Purdue Credit
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Financial Aid Deadline
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IFSA-Mendoza Universities Program

In the heart of the wine-producing region of Cuyo lies Mendoza, a beautiful, green city. Although the climate is hot and dry, the city is an oasis of green thanks to its unusual irrigation canals. Its bustling downtown is surrounded by tranquil, well-kept neighborhoods. The city itself has a lively atmosphere thanks to its great dining and entertainment scenes. Museums, theatres, outdoor markets, and nightclubs are among the highlights of this charming city.

Mendoza and the area immediately surrounding it are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Mendoza's position at the foot of the Andes Mountains puts it right next to some of the world's best skiing. Nearby Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes, draws devoted mountain climbers. In the summer months students can head out for mountain biking, rafting, and hiking.

Mendoza is an excellent home base for travel. Buenos Aires is one-and-a-half hours by air. Santiago is just hour by air or a few hours by bus. Students can get nearly anywhere in the country by bus, and the prices are reasonable.

Students can take classes at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and/or the Universidad de Congreso.

  • With 34,000 students, the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo has a self-contained campus located outside of town at the edge of Mendoza's large and beautiful San Martin Park. It is a fifteen-minute bus ride from downtown Mendoza, and like Purdue, the city bus system links the university buildings across the large campus.
  • Universidad de Congreso has 2,500 students and is a private university located in downtown Mendoza. 

The approximate program dates are Feb.-July or July-Dec.

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


IFSA-Mendoza Universities Program
The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least four 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: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 4 Sem Spanish

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

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


This program typically includes the following: 

Arrival and orientation

  • Airport pick-up for group flight travelers
  • 10-day on-site orientation: Includes transportation, accommodation, activities and most meals
  • Welcome meal
  • Transportation to host family at conclusion of orientation

Cultural events

  • Argentine cooking class
  • City of Mendoza guided tour
  • Annual wine harvest festival (spring semester)
  • Halloween festivities (fall semester)


  • 2-day trip to Buenos Aires: Includes sightseeing and social events
  • 2-day trip to San Rafael: Includes rafting, horseback riding, trekking and hiking in the mountains

Additional events available at students’ expense

  • Volunteer activity trip to Lavalle ($A100–150)
  • Nightlife in Mendoza ($A20 approximately)
  • Art in Mendoza ($A5–10)
  • History of Mendoza ($A2)

Estimated Program Costs

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.

"Program fee" includes tuition, 13 meals per week, orientation, academic advising services, optional excursions, student union fees at the overseas university, & International Student Identity Card.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2018

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$12,475.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
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$2,000.00
Local Transportation$250.00
Books and Supplies$100.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
IFSA-Butler offers a monthly payment plan option for its fees as well as scholarships. Please see its website for more information.

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 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 on-line 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
IFSA-Mendoza Universities Program

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.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin