IFSA-Argentine Universities Program in Buenos Aires

Program Details

Program Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34001
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 07/28/24 to 11/30/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 02/25/24 to 06/29/24
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IFSA-Argentine Universities Program in Buenos Aires

Seize the chance to experience big city living, with affordable theatre, music, cinema, art, and of course, football, in lively Buenos Aires. Plus, craft your ideal semester with a wide selection of courses at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador, and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, all taught in Spanish by Argentine university professors.

Buenos Aires offers the best of big-city living with fascinating social and economic dynamics. Mix and match classes between the largest, most prestigious university in Argentina and smaller universities offering intimate experiences. 

Highlights of the program include:

  • Create your own academic focus by mixing-and-matching courses at 3 different universities with IFSA program courses
  • Access to leading organizations, experts in your field of study, and academic resources, including archives or research
  • Integrated university classes with local degree-seeking students
  • All classes taught in Spanish by Argentine university professors
  • Engage with the community through an excursion to Colonia and Uruguay
  • Opportunities for internships or directed research

The approximate dates of this program are late Feb/early March through July for Spring and late July through late November for Fall.

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


IFSA-Argentine Universities Program in Buenos Aires
The program is open to Purdue students in good standing 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: 2.5 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, PUBH, & SLHS (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

With the Argentine Universities Program, build your own academic program with a combination of IFSA designed and Argentine university classes taken in Spanish alongside local degree-seeking students. You will select at least one IFSA-taught class and combine it with your choice of additional IFSA classes and direct-enroll classes at several local universities to meet your academic needs and goals.

IFSA classes are designed exclusively for IFSA participants. All IFSA classes are taught in Spanish and are worth 3 U.S. semester credits hours. Classes may vary by term based on faculty availability and student interest. These classes provide a deeper learning experience on a theme or topic unique to Argentina and Latin America and may include field trips where you will visit local cultural, commercial, NGO, and political organizations as critical hands-on learning experiences.

For more information on the types of courses available, click here and go to the academics tab.

Local University classes allow you to experience the Argentinian education system and give you a wide variety of courses to choose from.  You'll participate in these classes alongside local students as well as international students. You can mix and match courses at up to 3 local universities, though most students choose classes from one or two.


IFSA Excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. Excursions vary each term based on availability.

Typically, students participate in a long weekend trip as well as several day trips around the region as well as cultural activities throughout the semester.

See the IFSA website for examples, though exact excursions are subject to change.


Buenos Aires students can opt for a homestay with a local family or—for an additional fee—live in city apartments. Homestays provide opportunity for additional support and connection as you get to know your hosts.

If you are adventurous or independent, living in a shared apartment allows you to soak up local culture, practice Spanish language skills, and connect with porteños (city residents). Both options allow you to experience the lifestyle of this amazing city.

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.

Program fee includes tuition, orientation, academic advising services, optional excursions, and program activities.

Housing fee includes homestay housing with 2 meals a day and weekly laundry services.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $13,175.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $3,800.00
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 $186.00
Visa $160.00
Books and Supplies $34.00
Meals $630.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $684.00
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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure 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

IFSA-Argentine Universities Program in Buenos Aires

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 studyabroad@purdue.edu.