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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
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
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.