Study Abroad

IFSA Mendoza Universities Program

  • Location: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Class Eligibility: Juniors and seniors


In the heart of the wine-producing region of Cuyo lies Mendoza, a beautiful, green city with a bustling downtown and tranquil, well-kept neighborhoods. The city itself has a lively atmosphere thanks to its great dining and entertainment scenes. Students will discover many museums, theatres, outdoor markets, and nightclubs in this charming city. Mendoza and the area surrounding it are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Its position at the foot of the Andes Mountains puts it right next to some of the world’s best skiing.

  • Visa:

    Required upon arrival.

    Non-US citizens should consult with IFSA-Butler and Denise Allison, Director of International Student Services, before applying to the program.

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  • Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition, room and partial board to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting payments to the program.

Applicants are expected to have the ability to participate in a Spanish language classroom. Students must have completed the equivalent of 4 semesters of college level courses (through intermediate Spanish). It is preferred that students be enrolled in a Spanish course the semester before they are expected to study abroad. The application requirements can be found on the IFSA-Butler website.

Academic Credit

Students are required to complete 15 credit hours each semester. Of those 15 credits, all IFSA students must take a 4 credit language/culture course called “Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture” that starts during orientation. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.


The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo offers a full liberal arts curriculum; it is particularly renowned for its Pine and performing arts departments; art, music, and dance students from throughout Latin America study at UNC. The politics, economics, and literature departments are also well respected. The Universidad de Congreso is a small, private university located in downtown Mendoza. Popular subject areas include economics, international relations, architecture, tourism, and others. UC also offers students the possibility to take classes in the Instituto Frederic Chopin, specializing in subjects related to art such as dance, acting, drawing, and culture. Students supplement their coursework with a mandatory Spanish Language and Argentine Culture course designed especially for IFSA-Butler students.

Course Highlights

Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture and Planning, Art – Fine and Studio, Art History, Business, Communications, Drama/Theatre, Economics, Education, Environmental Science/Studies, Finance, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Human Resources, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Law/Legal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Music Performance, Music Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Language/Studies, Tourism

Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.

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Students arrive in Buenos Aires for an initial orientation then fly to Mendoza to complete the orientation and move into housing.

Number of Students

The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo has about 38,000 students and the Universidad de Congreso has about 2,500. Between 30 and 45 students normally attend the Butler program.

Housing/Meal Plans

Homestay. Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program. Students receive 15 meals/week. IFSA Butler only places one student with each host family for maximum cultural immersion and language acquisition.


Insurance: All IFSA Butler programs include comprehensive accident and illness insurance. The insurance is included in the program fees and is mandatory for every IFSA Butler student.

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  • Semester/Year


  • Semester I: Mid-February-mid-July
  • Semester II: Mid-July-mid-December

Application Deadlines

  • Semester I: October 5
  • Semester II: March 15

Faculty Contact

Graciela Michelotti

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