- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- San Andrés is one of the top universities in Argentina. With more than 2,000 students enrolled, it provides the possibility of studying with a full-time faculty who conduct cutting-edge research and were trained at some of the best universities in the world. Combining high academic excellence with all the excitement that a big city like Buenos Aires has to offer, our Semester Abroad Program in Latin American Studies is the perfect combination for young people who are eager for knowledge, social activity and cultural immersion.
Designed for students interested in learning first-hand about Latin America, the Program in Latin American Studies is intended for students at the upper intermediate and advanced Spanish-language level. It complements classroom learning with periodic field trips and cultural activities. Students take classes with Argentine students and faculty. They receive a high level of personalized support to navigate a successful study abroad experience. We offer four different tracks: (1) Latin American Literature, Arts and Culture; (2) Latin American Society and Politics; (3) Latin American Economics and Business; (4) Service Learning in Latin America
Academic excellence; full-time faculty with regular office-hours to answer questions and discuss concerns; interaction with local students –not just other exchange students– in the classroom and social events; picturesque and secure campus setting; Student Life Coordinator available 24/7 to accompany the students in all activities and help address any problems.
- Setting Description:
- Buenos Aires is one of the most cosmopolitan capitals in Latin America. The incredibly diverse population creates a dynamic mixture of Latin American and European culture, reflected in its eclectic architecture, distinct cuisine, and rich cultural life. The city is home of an incomparable array of theaters, bookstores, cafés, museums and milongas (tango salons) and has an exciting nightlife. Many students also visit other once in a life time Argentine destinations such as Iguazu falls in Misiones, the Perito Moreno Glaciar in Patagonia, the wineries in Mendoza or the mountains of Bariloche.
- A limited number of merit and need-based scholarships are available.
Based on 5 Reviews
The staff and students at the University were unbelievably friendly and supportive, and allowed Exchange Students and Home Students alike to develop long-lasting friendships. Buenos Aires, as a city, is undoubtedly one of the most incredible experiences
so far, and I would jump at the chance to live there again.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Love for Universidad de San Andrés!!10/17/12
Hi! My name is Beate, and I was an exchange student to San Andrés for one year during my BA in Latin American Studies. The university is great, the academic value is tremendous and the people working at the international office are the most friendly
and warm people you will ever find. I couldn't have had a better time, and I highly recomend this university to every student in the world. You will not regret it! :D Saludos Bearead moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Couldn't be happier I went to UDESA10/16/12
The staff, faculty and students were incredibly welcoming and supportive. I had LOTS of opportunities to travel and see different parts of Argentina thanks to flexible class schedules and manageable workloads. I am so grateful that I took advantage o
the opportunity to study here- as a now grad student and married mom of 2, I look back on my time at UDESA as one of the most challenging, enriching, and exciting times of my life so far.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- A Very Flexible Programme10/16/12
The main selling point of this program is that the international office, the professors, and the other students at San Andres are all organized. This is rare for Buenos Aires. While in Argentina, I lived with family friends with daughters roughly my age
studying at Salvador, UBA, and UCA. They kept telling me horror stories about students arriving late, professors not showing up without notice, and e-mails going unanswered. This does not happen at San Andres. If you are looking to avoid getting frustrated by administration and bureaucracy, go with San Andres. Buenos Aires is great, but San Andres is actually in Punta Chica, a bit outside of the city. This really annoyed me. In the end, I was able to schedule all of my classes for three days a week, but I would not suggest enrolling at San Andres if you will have to be there five days a week. The 60-90 minute commute just isn't worth it.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Amazing Experience at UDESA10/15/12
I wish I was back studying abroad in Buenos Aires at the Universidad de San Andrés. I couldn't have asked for a better experience with the faculty, students, and those in the international program with me. I decided to live near the city center, so
the commute to campus was about an hour and fifteen minutes using public transportation. The public transportation system there is very easy to use so it wasn't so bad. I could have found housing near the campus, but I wanted to live near the action in the city.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend