The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2024
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The IFSA in Argentina: Argentine University Program in Buenos Aires offers students the opportunity to mix and match classes between the largest and smallest universities in Argentina. Buenos Aires will provide you with the best of big-city living with fascinating social and economic dynamics. In order to participate, you need to complete at least 4 semesters of Spanish, or the equivalent, prior to departure.

Academic Program

You can take courses at one or as many partner universities in Buenos Aires, which include: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad del Salvador (USAL), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), and Fundación Universidad del Cine (FUC). All university classes are taught in Spanish and integrated with local, full degree-seeking students. Some of the strongest departments available at the partner universities are History, Political Science, Economics, International Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Urban Studies, and Literature.

You may also elect to participate in one of IFSA's featured core classes, such as Globalization and Economic Challenges in Latin America, Contemporary Film and Media in Latin America. Migration, Identity, and Nationalism in Argentina, or Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights in Latin America. These core courses, taught by IFSA, will offer you critical hands-on learning experiences.

Program Features

You will have the option to live in a homestay. Living in a homestay will offer you a full immersion experience to culturally and academically adjust while expanding your language skills in Buenos Aires.

You can also get involved with the local community through volunteer projects and a wide variety of field trips both in the city and in the surrounding areas. Trips to cultural events in the city include football matches, nights at the theater, beginning tango classes, polo lessons, and several others. Excursions may include visiting places like San Martin de los Andes or Bariloche, as well as a day trip to Colonia, Uruguay.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Note the program language requirements.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.