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IFSA-Area Studies in Buenos Aires


Program Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34016
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2017 02/28/17 to 07/08/17

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



Overview
IFSA-Area Studies in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with a distinctly European air. Known as the "Paris of the Americas” for its sophistication and culture, there are unparalleled opportunities to enjoy theatre, music, films and museums; music permeates the city and adds to its colorful flavor.

In this program, area studies courses are taught in English alongside Argentine students. Students chose from specially selected courses with international students at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL).

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

Eligibility

IFSA-Area Studies in Buenos Aires

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: 2.75 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)

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.

Academic Program
All students take a mandatory three-credit Spanish course plus four additional classes taught in English, earning 15 to 16 credits total for the semester.

Excursions
This program includes an extensive onsite orientation, cultural events, events, and excursions, and a three-day trip outside of B.A.

Housing

IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host families, and for maximum cultural and language integration, only one student per family is permitted. Sunday through Friday, students will receive two meals per day and one meal on Saturday.

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.

The Program and Housing Fees includes: tuition, host family, most meals, 3-day trip, lots of cultural events, excursions, and activities, and on-site orientation.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$11,550.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Housing$3,400.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,800.00
Local Transportation$400.00
Visa$150.00
Books and Supplies$50.00
Meals$1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,000.00
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 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-Area Studies 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.

Resources

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.

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