Loyola University Maryland

International Programs

Universidad del Salvador-Buenos Aires, Argentina

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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.

Choosing When to Study in Buenos Aires

  • 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.


  • 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.

Disclaimer: In case of strikes or unexpected disruption to the academic semester Loyola University will work with the host university abroad to provide additional support or other academic arrangements to enable students to complete their coursework in agreement with the rules and regulations of the host university and the laws of the host country.  Loyola University Maryland will not makes any changes to its course, grade, or credit transfer policies following such circumstances.


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


  • 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.


Application Requirements

Students must submit an online application AND a Course Planning form by 11:59 pm on the second Wednesday after Thanksgiving break of their sophomore year to study abroad in the fall or spring term of junior year. 

Applications require a brief essay.

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.

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