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IFSA Argentina - Argentine Universities Program
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Restrictions: F&M applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
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Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Homestay
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Class Standing:
3-Junior
Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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Partner Institution:
IFSA Butler
Language Pre-Requisite: 5 semesters Program Advisor: Dean Ali Janicek
Program Type: Direct Enrollment at Local University, Study Center
Program Description:
Program Description:

Argentine Universities Program

About the Program

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. Enjoy world-class theater, music, film, sports, and museums, or simply people-watch while sipping coffee at a sidewalk café.

Program Benefits

  • Create your own academic focus by mixing-and-matching courses at the following universities: Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
  • Invaluable access to leading organizations, experts in your field of study, and academic resources, including archives of research
  • Integrated university classes with local degree-seeking students
  • All classes taught in Spanish by Argentine university professors
  • Extensive volunteer opportunities with local NGOs and social service organizations
  • Fieldwork experiences available for credit through specialized assignments
  • Option to participate in IFSA's Exploring Community & Culture program
  • Engage with the community through an excursion to Colonia and Uruguay
Internship

Gain valuable experience while participating in an optional, credit-bearing internship. Available in Spanish or English, you will build your resume and immerse yourself in the professional culture of Argentina while working with an NGO, local corporation, or government organization. Working with a faculty advisor, you will complete an academic paper or oral presentatation, earning 3 U.S. semester credit hours.

Directed Research

Complete a directed research project with faculty experts in English or Spanish and earn 3 U.S. semester credit hours. Through a combination of research methodology seminars and meetings with your research sponsor, you will sharpen your skills in project management, critical and creative thinking, and written and oral communication while exploring your specific area of study more deeply.

Volunteering

Volunteering while studying abroad in Buenos Aires is an enriching experience, both personally and academically. Students report that even volunteering a few hours per week enhanced their study abroad experience by providing them with access to the local culture and a deeper understanding of problems that face Argentines on a daily basis. If you are interested in participating in volunteer work, you can attend an informational session at the start of the semester in which the on-site volunteer coordinator will give a presentation on the different options and requirements for each organization. IFSA has prepared a list of places where you can volunteer to do social service. While this is purely optional, a commitment on your part is needed in order to arrange a placement. Volunteering does not earn academic credit and will not appear on your Butler University transcript.

Prerequisite

4 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent.



Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours.  If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).

Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.

Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College.  If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.

Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.

Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.

Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study.   This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants.  In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses.  Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.

Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.



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