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Universidad del Salvador-Buenos Aires, Argentina

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*Please be advised: The course approvals and equivalencies provided are the most current we have. Once accepted into a study abroad program, students will have an academic interview with the program coordinator and will be advised on potential course offerings.

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The identity of Buenos Aires has been influenced by many different waves of immigration, providing the city with a cosmopolitan profile. Cunningly nicknamed the "Paris of the Americas" for its elegant European architecture and status as an international hub, Buenos Aires is an ideal location if you are hoping to immerse yourself in one of the liveliest and culturally diverse cities of the world.

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 program is offered in either the fall or spring semester or for the full academic year;
  • The first term goes from early March to late June
  • The second term starts in late July and goes to mid-November
  • Non-native Spanish speakers are required to attend the intensive Spanish program. These start a month prior to the beginning of the semester. Early February for Spring and late June for the Fall.


  • 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;
  • Many majors are served but courses are offered in Spanish;a few courses are offered in English
  • 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 required for non-native Spanish speakers, but some exceptions may be possible.
  • Courses are offered in Spanish;very limited English options
  • 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 USAL International Office (intensive course and housing during the intensive course);
  • Includes home stay(first month covered by Loyola)
  • Round trip airfare included (starting Fall 2020)
  • Language immersion;
  • An orientation held the first few days after arrival;
  • Diverse cultural opportunities
  • An independent study abroad experience


  • All students live with host families during the intensive Spanish program (paid by the program). Most students remain in this homestay the remainder of the semester.


  • 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  housing (except for during the Intensive Spanish program) and food outside the homestay, transport and excursions.
  • Loyola financial aid applies.


Application Requirements

Students must submit an online application AND a Course Planning form by December 9th, 2020 at 11:59 pm of their sophomore year to study abroad in the fall or spring term of junior year. 

Applications require an essay.

Criteria for Acceptance

  • Typically sophomores and juniors with a cumulative average of 3.0.
  • Students with strong language skills.
  • 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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