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This program is a unique opportunity for students interested in teaching Spanish or English as a second language in their future careers. This program combines an internship in a bilingual primary school in Buenos Aires with a course in teaching Spanish as a second language. This combination of theoretical instruction and practical experience will increase understanding of teaching methodology and how a second language is acquired.
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.
TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits
Students will observe and participate in classroom learning through the practical, internship component. This experience will not only enhance students’ CV but also give them an advantage when applying for a teaching job.
An upper intermediate level of Spanish proficiency is required. All students must take a written placement test online and complete an oral interview to determine if they are eligible for this program.
API students receive a transcript from the Universidad de Belgrano upon completion of their program.
Carmen Alvarez de Toledo will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.
Jimena will be one of your Resident Directors in Buenos Aires and will be a resource for you on-site.
Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
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.
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.