Loyola University Maryland

International Programs

Universidad del Salvador-Buenos Aires, Argentina

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History

Buenos Aires is a world class city located on the Rio de la Plata. The Universidad del Salvador is a private university founded in 1946; it has grown to become the largest private university in the city and one of the most important universities in South America.

Criteria for Acceptance

  • Typically sophomores and juniors with a cumulative average of 3.0.
  • Students who can find courses which fit their Loyola academic program and allow full-time participation.
  • Students who are neither on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems should apply.

Academics

  • Consult the Office of International Programs as early as possible to get assistance on course selections at Loyola so that you are prepared for Buenos Aires;
  • Nearly all majors are served but courses are offered in Spanish;
  • This program is most suitable for Spanish majors and minors;
  • Loyola now offers a minor program in Latin American and Latino Studies;
  • Courses taken in Buenos Aires can be applied to this, or to a Spanish major or minor;
  • Offers an intensive Spanish program before the semester starts (the program is not required but highly recommended and includes homestay);
  • Courses are offered in Spanish; and
  • All students must have completed the intermediate level of the Spanish language (SN201 and SN203) before going abroad.

Length of Stay

  • This exchange program is offered in either the fall or spring semester or for the full academic year;
  • The first term goes from early February to early July;
  • The second term starts in mid-August and goes to mid-November; and
  • If students have not studied in a Spanish-speaking country, they are required to attend the intensive Spanish program either in July or in March.

Housing

  • Privately managed residences are available for housing (usually two people per room with a private bath and refrigerator);
  • Students may also live with a host family; and
  • All students live with host families during the intensive Spanish program (paid by the program).

Cost

  • Students are eligible for consideration for all forms of federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid, except the federal work-study program. Students studying abroad for a semester or full academic year will forfeit the value of a federal work-study assignment;
  • Tuition is paid to Loyola;
  • Students must pay for items such as airfare, housing (except for during the Intensive Spanish program) and food; and
  • Loyola financial aid applies.

Benefits

This exchange program offers:

  • Academic assistance from OPI Office (intensive course and housing during the intensive course);
  • Language immersion;
  • An orientation held the first few days after arrival;
  • Diverse cultural opportunities;
  • An independent study abroad experience;
  • Intensive Spanish program; and 
  • Includes homestay

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted to Loyola by December 3, 2014 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving break) for the fall, spring, or year-long term.

Applications require a brief essay and completing the course planning form.