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The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to study abroad in Buenos Aires and work exclusively on improving their Spanish language proficiency. There are no cultural electives offered within this program. All students complete a placement test prior to departure. Language levels are announced upon arrival in Buenos Aires.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals with host families)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Buenos Aires programs. All excursions are subject to change.

*Combined session summer students (e.g. Summer 1& 2, or Summer 1, 2, &3) will not repeat excursions.

  • Colonia del Sacramento

    A brief trip from Buenos Aires by ferry, Colonia has a unique history as the only Portuguese settlement along the Río de la Plata. Founded in 1680, it was originally seen as a threat to the Spanish settlers and the port had to operate in secret violation of Spanish laws. Today, the city is still a functioning port for a prosperous agricultural region of Uruguay. The city has a historic center with cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture. Its Barrio Historico was recognized by UNESCO and named as a heritage site in the mid-1990s.

  • Estancia Visit

    A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city of Buenos Aires. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines, and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

  • Colonia del Sacramento

    A brief trip from Buenos Aires by ferry, Colonia has a unique history as the only Portuguese settlement along the Río de la Plata. Founded in 1680, it was originally seen as a threat to the Spanish settlers and the port had to operate in secret violation of Spanish laws. Today, the city is still a functioning port for a prosperous agricultural region of Uruguay. The city has a historic center with cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture. Its Barrio Historico was recognized by UNESCO and named as a heritage site in the mid-1990s.

  • Estancia Visit

    A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city of Buenos Aires. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines, and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

  • Colonia del Sacramento

    A brief trip from Buenos Aires by ferry, Colonia has a unique history as the only Portuguese settlement along the Río de la Plata. Founded in 1680, it was originally seen as a threat to the Spanish settlers and the port had to operate in secret violation of Spanish laws. Today, the city is still a functioning port for a prosperous agricultural region of Uruguay. The city has a historic center with cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture. Its Barrio Historico was recognized by UNESCO and named as a heritage site in the mid-1990s.

  • Estancia Visit

    A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city of Buenos Aires. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines, and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 credits per session (up to 21 total)

The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to study abroad in Buenos Aires and work exclusively on improving their Spanish language proficiency. There are no cultural electives offered within this program. All students complete a placement test prior to departure. Language levels are announced upon arrival in Buenos Aires.

CREDIT BREAKDOWN

Students complete a total of 108 U.S. contact hours per 4-week summer session.

Forty-five U.S. contact hours generally equate to three semester credits, and the API transcript letter will recommend a total of 7 U.S. semester credits per intensive Spanish course. Students are cautioned, however, that home universities may award fewer credits for each Spanish course than the high number of contact hours may suggest.

NOTE: The Summer 3 option can only be combined with the Summer 1&2 or Summer 2 programs. Summer 3 is not available as a stand-alone option.

  • Summer 1
    • 120 Argentine contact hours (108 U.S. contact hours)
    • 5 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 4 weeks
  • Summer 2
    • 120 Argentine contact hours (108 U.S. contact hours)
    • 5 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 4 weeks
  • Summer 1&2
    • 240 Argentine contact hours (216 U.S. contact hours)
    • 5 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 8 weeks
  • Summer 1,2, & 3
    • 360 Argentine contact hours (324 U.S. contact hours)
    • 5 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 12 weeks
  • Summer 2 & 3
    • 240 Argentine contact hours (216 U.S. contact hours)
    • 5 hours of class per day, 4-5 days per week for 8 weeks

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from the Universidad de Belgrano upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Carmen Alvarez de Toledo

    Carmen Alvarez de Toledo will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Jimena Alvarez de Toledo

    Jimena will be one of your Resident Directors in Buenos Aires and will be a resource for you on-site.

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    Gabi Perches

    Gabi Perches will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - gabriela.perches@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students complete one intensive Spanish language course during each summer session. Courses range between 3 and 7 semester credits.

CREDIT INFORMATION

At the Universidad de Belgrano, each contact hour is equivalent to 45 minutes, rather than the standard 50 minutes in the United States. API recommends the number of credit hours to be awarded per course by translating the total number of Argentine contact hours into U.S. contact hours.

Elementary Spanish

Students at the beginning level develop basic language skills. Course objectives include: 1. Integrate knowledge of vocabulary and grammar; 2. Contextualize grammatical elements from the standpoint of real communication; 3. Emphasize the relationship between language and culture, so that the student learns how a language can facilitate access to a culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

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Intermediate Spanish I

These courses require that students already understand basic grammatical concepts so they can be introduced to a more advanced stage of the study of the language, so as to reach an overall dominance of the Spanish language system in its diverse contexts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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Intermediate Spanish II

These courses require that students already understand basic grammatical concepts so they can be introduced to a more advanced stage of the study of the language, so as to reach an overall dominance of the Spanish language system in its diverse contexts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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Advanced Spanish

This course consolidates the student’s general knowledge of the language and puts a special emphasis on comprehensive reading and production of texts. It offers students the opportunity to improve writing skills, not only with regard to the use of appropriate forms of grammar but also an adequate organization of texts by different text types. Note: Syllabi are available to further detail the content covered in each Spanish course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

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Elementary Spanish

Students at the beginning level develop basic language skills. Course objectives include: 1. Integrate knowledge of vocabulary and grammar; 2. Contextualize grammatical elements from the standpoint of real communication; 3. Emphasize the relationship between language and culture, so that the student learns how a language can facilitate access to a culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

View Syllabus   

Intermediate Spanish I

These courses require that students already understand basic grammatical concepts so they can be introduced to a more advanced stage of the study of the language, so as to reach an overall dominance of the Spanish language system in its diverse contexts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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Intermediate Spanish II

These courses require that students already understand basic grammatical concepts so they can be introduced to a more advanced stage of the study of the language, so as to reach an overall dominance of the Spanish language system in its diverse contexts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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Advanced Spanish

This course consolidates the student’s general knowledge of the language and puts a special emphasis on comprehensive reading and production of texts. It offers students the opportunity to improve writing skills, not only with regard to the use of appropriate forms of grammar but also an adequate organization of texts by different text types. Note: Syllabi are available to further detail the content covered in each Spanish course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

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Elementary Spanish

Students at the beginning level develop basic language skills. Course objectives include: 1. Integrate knowledge of vocabulary and grammar; 2. Contextualize grammatical elements from the standpoint of real communication; 3. Emphasize the relationship between language and culture, so that the student learns how a language can facilitate access to a culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

View Syllabus   

Intermediate Spanish I

These courses require that students already understand basic grammatical concepts so they can be introduced to a more advanced stage of the study of the language, so as to reach an overall dominance of the Spanish language system in its diverse contexts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

View Syllabus   

Intermediate Spanish II

These courses require that students already understand basic grammatical concepts so they can be introduced to a more advanced stage of the study of the language, so as to reach an overall dominance of the Spanish language system in its diverse contexts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

View Syllabus   

Advanced Spanish

This course consolidates the student’s general knowledge of the language and puts a special emphasis on comprehensive reading and production of texts. It offers students the opportunity to improve writing skills, not only with regard to the use of appropriate forms of grammar but also an adequate organization of texts by different text types. Note: Syllabi are available to further detail the content covered in each Spanish course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

View Syllabus   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • International excursion

In Buenos Aires, students live with local host families. Host families serve as a unique introduction into the Argentine culture and may be made up of a retirement-age couple, a single woman with or without children, or a traditional two-parent household. Students are provided with two meals per day (except on weekends), as well as laundry service once per week. Students live in the Palermo, Recoleta, and Belgrano neighborhoods, which are generally 15-45 minutes from their host university.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 May 21, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020 $3,980 Mar 15, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 21, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020 $7,480 Mar 15, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 21, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 $10,580 Mar 15, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Summer 2 Jun 19, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020 $3,980 Mar 15, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun 19, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 $7,480 Mar 15, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Summer 1 May 23, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 $4,480 Mar 15, 2019 Apr 1, 2019
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 23, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 $7,980 Mar 15, 2019 Apr 1, 2019
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 23, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 $11,580 Mar 15, 2019 Apr 1, 2019
Summer 2 Jun 21, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 $4,480 Mar 15, 2019 Apr 1, 2019
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun 21, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 $7,980 Mar 15, 2019 Apr 1, 2019