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|Program Dates & Deadlines:||Click here to view|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Type:||Study Abroad (semester)|
|Language of Instruction:||Spanish||Language Prerequisite:||YES|
|Program Features:||Academic Study||Degree Level:||2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior|
|Time Away:||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester||Housing options:||Homestay|
|Program Group:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Adviser:||Jordan Zilla|
Please be reminded that you need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program:
- IFSA application deadline: November 1, 2020
- Princeton application deadline: October 16, 2020
The IFSA-Butler program allows students the opportunity to take courses at several universities in Buenos Aires: Universidad Catolica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy and Letters), Universidad del Salvador, and Universidad Torcuato di Tella. Students will have the chance to experience different kinds of university environments in Argentina, from public schools to private, and have a full immersion experience alongside other international and local students.
Known as the "Paris of South America," Buenos Aires is a multi-cultural city with a rich history, home to many European immigrants from Italy, Germany, and more. Its architecture gives visitors a glimpse of Europe and the Middle East, and it offers the best of big-city living with fascinating social and economics dynamics.
Students will take one mandatory Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture course plus direct enroll courses. IFSA also offers content courses taught at their study center which students may also take and combine with other electives. Students are required to enroll in at least one university course, and all courses must be taken in Spanish. Students can take courses in the areas of Psychology, Sociology, International Relations, Literature, History, and more.
For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad. Students almost must have taken at least up to the 107 level of Spanish (207 preferred).
Grading & Credits:
For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.
Fall Semester: late July to early December
Spring Semester: early March to mid July
Please refer to the IFSA website for updated academic calendars.
Students will live with carefully selected host families throughout Buenos Aires. Two meals per day Sunday through Friday will be provided, with one meal on Saturday. Homestays offer students the opportunity the become fully integrated into the local culture and use their Spanish consistently while at home.
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. Students who do not receive financial aid will pay all program fees directly to the provider. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.
For estimated program costs, please click on the budget sheet at the top of this brochure.
Passport and Visa
Students are responsible for ensuring that their passports are valid for their entire stay in Spain. For further information on renewing or obtaining a U.S. passport, please consult the U.S. State Department passport website.
IFSA Butler will provide students with more detailed information about obtaining a student visa.
Students interested in applying to this program should complete the following steps:
- Click "apply now" here on the GPS brochure to begin an application. Complete all of the study abroad application items listed in GPS by the GPS deadline and submit to the Office of International Programs.
- Complete the IFSA online application according to IFSA's deadline.
ResourcesStart planning your study abroad experience!
- Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser.
- Contact a Global Ambassador
- Attend an OIP event or info session
Notes for Princeton students:Please note that Princeton students are only approved to enroll in courses at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), in addition to IFSA’s program courses.
Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program:
- Program deadline: April 1, 2018
- Princeton deadline: April 27, 2018
- Program deadline: November 1, 2018
- Princeton deadline: October 26, 2018
|What would you say to a student considering this study abroad program or study abroad in general?|
|Studying abroad was an extremely enriching experience and will certainly be one of the highlights of my time at Princeton despite only being halfway done! Although the academic experience was eye-opening and broadened my horizons to how academia functions beyond the classrooms of the 'Orange Bubble,' my experiences outside of my host universities made the experience what it was. Wether it was shooting the breeze with the Paraguayans in the fruit store right by my apartment to discuss plans for our fútbol match versus the Chilleans later that night, strumming the guitar with a Salteño friend in his apartment and singing out of tune to 90s classics, or sharing a mate with newly made friends in a hostel in Ushuaia,"the end of the world", the relations I made, forged in the unique tongue of the 'criollo' language, were unforgettable. While learning how to navigate a foreign city, plan trips, and budget my money were all valuable life lessons that I couldn't get in Princeton, tapping into the rich argentine culture was a rare experience that left an indelible mark upon me, tearing down engrained social reservations and paving the path for genuine friendships with complete strangers. While forging friendships with strangers in a foreign country may seem inconsequential, it was not easy, rather it required a complete immersion into the local culture, which was what I was searching for all along. Moreover, it made me realize more about myself than I had learned in all my years of schooling, and that discovery can only be summed up in rioplatanese: "ándate tranqui che."|
|— Sam Rob, Spring Semester 2016|
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