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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Private 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Includes homestay
- Applications must be submitted to Loyola by Dec. 1 for the fall, spring, or year-long term.
- Applications require a brief essay and advisor's signature.