Study Abroad

IFSA Advanced Argentine Universities Program

  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Class Eligibility: Juniors


COVID-19 Protocols and Travel Warnings

You can read about this program’s COVID-19 safety protocols at this link, and read the CDC Travel Warning and U.S. State Department Travel Advisory at the respective links. For more information about Haverford College Study Abroad and the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, read the Study Abroad homepage here.

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Located in one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities, the Argentine Universities Program (AUP) offers students the opportunity to enroll in up to four prestigious universities in Buenos Aires. Between classes, you can enjoy theatre, music, films, sports and museums, or simply people-watch while sipping coffee at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes.


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 Spanish courses (through Intermediate Spanish II) and at least one course in literature or culture. It is preferred that students be enrolled in a Spanish course the semester before they are planning to study abroad.

Academic Credit

Students are required to take 15-16 credit hours each semester. Students can take courses at the IFSA center and at the local universities IFSA has a partnership with. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.


A full university curriculum taught in Spanish is available. Some of the strongest departments available at the four Buenos Aires universities are history, political science, economics, international studies, international business, philosophy, social science, and literature.

Academic advisors meet with students at least three times during the semester to help with course selection, language and academic questions. Students will participate in fieldwork experiences available for credit through specialized assignments. Students will also have invaluable access to leading organizations, experts in their field of study, and academic resources and archives of research.

Directed research: Engage in individualized field research with faculty experts in Buenos Aires on a contemporary issue of interest. Regular meetings with faculty will assist in the formation and execution of research plans, and they will guide you on how to thoughtfully and critically integrate academic research with experiential learning. You will sharpen your written and oral communication skills through the development of articulate and comprehensive research that is respectful to the sensitivities of the local culture. For more detailed information and examples of previous student placements, contact IFSA.

Internship opportunities: Students have the opportunity to participate in a part-time, credit-bearing internship at sites that may include Argentine NGOs, local corporations or government organizations. Available in Spanish or English, participating in an internship will build your resume and immerse yourself in the professional culture of Argentina. Working with an IFSA seminar instructor and your onsite coordinator, you will complete an academic paper, earning 3 U.S. semester credit hours (1 Haverford credit).

Course Highlights

Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Communications, Creative Writing, Dance, Development Studies, Drama/Theatre, Economics, Education, Environmental Science/Studies, European Studies, Film Studies, Finance, Gender Studies, Geography, Globalization, History, Human Resources, Human Rights, Indigenous Studies, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Law/Legal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Religious Studies/Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish Language Studies, Telecommunications

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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Orientation lasts about a week and a half, split between on-site and another city.

Number of Students

Universidad de Buenos Aires: approx. 22,000; Universidad del Salvador: approx. 15,000; Universidad Torcuato Di Tella: approx. 1,600.

Housing/Meal Plans

Homestay only. IFSA-Butler only places one student with each host family for maximum cultural immersion and language acquisition. Students receive three meals per day.

Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program.


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  • Semester I: Early-March to mid‐July
  • Semester II: Late July to early December

Application Deadlines

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

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