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Princeton Semester in Buenos Aires (UTDT)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad (semester) Language of Instruction: Spanish
Language Prerequisite: Yes Program Adviser: Erica Sebastian
Program Description:

Princeton Semester in Buenos Aires

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT)

The Princeton Semester in Buenos Aires program gives Princeton students a unique opportunity to directly enroll at one of the top private universities in Argentina and Latin America, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Founded in 1991, UTDT’s mission is to educate a new generation of  business, political, academic, and artistic leaders to produce basic and applied knowledge in an environment of pluralism, academic excellence, and equal opportunity. Located in the city of Buenos Aires, in the residential neighborhood of Belgrano, the University is well-connected by public transportation to this capital’s most interesting cultural sites.

This program is especially appropriate for students interested in studying the social sciences.

In spring 2017, Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) juniors may attend UTDT, and a WWS policy task force will be offered.

Learn more about UTDT by visiting their Incoming Students website or by downloading the UTDT Fact Sheet.


All Princeton students will take a required core course called "Buenos Aires and the Interior: The Economic, Political, and Cultural Development of Argentina." This course will be taught in Spanish by a professor appointed by Princeton.

In addition, students will directly enroll in two additional courses at UTDT. Course options and other important academic information can be found on the UTDT Academic Matters website. UTDT offers courses in a variety of social science areas including International Relations, Economics, History, and more. All courses must be taken in Spanish.

A full time course load for one semester at UTDT is 3 courses (core course + two direct enroll courses), which is considered equivalent to 4 Princeton course credits.


Princeton students must meet a language pre-requisite of SPA 207 or equivalent to participate in this program. In addition, students must have a B average for the two semesters prior to the semester abroad.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester (UTDT's semester 2): early August - mid December
Spring semester (UTDT's semester 1): early March - mid July
Visit the UTDT academic calendar for more details.

Spring Semester 2017 program dates will be as follows: Please note these dates are subject to change. Check with your adviser in OIP for updates.
  • March 1 -- arrival in Buenos Aires and move in to homestay (arrival on March 1 often means departure from the U.S. on Feb 28)
  • March 3-8 -- excursion to Patagonia (El Calafate and El Chaltén)
  • March 9-11 -- UTDT orientation
  • March 13-- classes begin
  • Mid-late July -- classes and exams end
**Students who study abroad at UTDT during the spring semester may extend their stay through the summer by applying for an internship placement. UTDT staff will assist Princeton students in finding local internship placements relevant to their area of interest.


Program participants will live in homestays with local families throughout the semester. Homestays include breakfast and dinner daily, and offer a wonderful opportunity to practice language skills and learn more about the local culture.

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.
Spring 2017 program costs will be published shortly. Please contact your OIP adviser with questions.

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.

Students are responsible for checking the entry requirements for their destination country, and obtaining an appropriate visa, if required. Entry requirements can be found on the destination country’s embassy or consulate website. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying to the UTDT program should take the following steps:
  • Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser to discuss your interest in the UTDT program.
  • Click "apply now" here on the GPS brochure to begin an application.
  • Complete the study abroad application items listed in GPS by the GPS deadline. All application items should be submitted to OIP, and OIP will submit application materials to UTDT on your behalf. Documents to submit to OIP include:
    • UTDT application form
    • UTDT release form
    • UTDT motivation letter (written in Spanish)
    • copy of valid passport
    • digital passport style photo
    • official Princeton transcript
    • CV/resume
In addition to a program application, students must also complete the Princeton Course approval form. This form is reviewed by the Committee on Examinations and Standing, which grants final approval to participate in the program. Students who meet the university eligibility requirements to study abroad and who have the support of their department are normally approved by the Committee.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.