PROGRAM TITLE: apply nowIntensive Language Program
HOST INSTITUTION: Universidad de Belgrano
MINIMUM AGE: 18
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Spanish
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: No previous study of Spanish required, except for Fall early start option.
ACCOMMODATIONS:

In Buenos Aires, students live with local host families. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Argentine culture, and may be made up of a retirement-age couple, a single woman with or without children, or a traditional two-parent household. Students are provided with two meals per day (except on weekends), as well as, laundry service once per week.

 

Students will have a private bedroom and will live in the Palermo, Recoleta, and Belgrano neighborhoods, which are generally 15-45 minutes from the university.

G.P.A. REQUIREMENT 2.5
ACADEMIC PROGRAM:

Academic Program

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS: 

 

FALL

 240-360 Argentine conact hours (216-324 U.S. contact hours)

SPRING

240 Argentine contact hours (216 U.S. contact hours)

The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to quickly advance their Spanish skills through study abroad in Buenos Aires. There are no culutral electives offered within this program; students complete a series of interactive Spanish language courses.

Forty-five U.S. contact hours generally equate to three semester credits, and the API transcript letter will recommend  a total of 7 U.S. semester credits per intensive Spanish course. Students are cautioned, however, that home universities may award fewer credits for each Spanish course than the high number of contact hours may suggest. 

Fall Early Start Term

Students are advised that the early start option cannot accomodate beginning level Spanish speakers, though students at the beginning level are encouraged to apply for the regular start option.


Intensive Month 1
  • 120 Argentine contact hours (108 U.S. contact hours; 7 U.S. semester credits)
  • 5 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 4 weeks
3 Additional Months
  • 240 Argentine contact hours (216 U.S. contact hours; 14 U.S. semester credits)
  • 3 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 14 weeks

Fall Regular Start Term

Students follow the same course of study as the Early Start students, but they start one month later. 


3 Months
  • 240 Argentine contact hours (216 U.S. contact hours; 14 U.S. semester credits)
  • 3 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 14 weeks

Spring Term

Intensive Month 1
  • 120 Argentine contact hours (108 U.S. contact hours; 7 U.S. semester credits)
  • 5 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 4 weeks
2 Additional Months
  • 120 Argentine contact hours (108 U.S. contact hours; 7 U.S. semester credits)
  • 3 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 7 weeks

ACADEMIC/CALENDAR YEAR STUDENTS:

The Argentine academic calendar follow the calendar year: the first semester in Argentina is actually the equivalent of the Spring semester in the U.S. Gap students who wish to study for two semesters in Argentina are encouraged to consider the Calendar Year option (Spring/Fall) rather than the traditional Academic Year option (Fall/Spring) to avoid having an extended break of 2-2.5 months between semesters. Housing is not included during the break between semesters within the Academic Year progtam. 

 

Completing two semesters of the Intensive Language program is only suitable for gap students starting the program with a beginning level of Spanish. Gap students starting the first semester with intermediate Spanish skills are encouraged to select the Program of Argentine and Latin American Studies for the Spring term.

 

BREAK PERIODS:

There are several break periods of various lengths throughout the semester. Housing is included during these breaks. API excursions may be scheduled during these intra-semester breaks and students are also welcome to travel independently. 


TRANSCRIPTS:

API students receive an official transcript from the Univesidad de Belgrano upon completion of their program.

ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. UNIVERSITY REQUIRED: No
DATES & PRICES:      
  Fall (Early Start) 2018: July 20, 2018 - December 1, 2018 $13,680
  Fall 2018: August 23, 2018 - December 1, 2018 $10,680
  Spring 2019: January 25, 2019 - April 18, 2019 $13,680

 

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