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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Abby Hall Grubbs
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 15 credit hours/semester
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art History, Arts & Humanities, Arts and Media, Creative Writing, Cultural Anthropology, Dance, Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Finance, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Global Cultural Studies, History, International Comparative Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Markets and Management Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Theater Studies
Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.

What the AUP has to offer
  • Amazing academic flexibility
  • Program located in one of the world's most exciting and cosmopolitan cities
  • Students can cross-enroll in up to four prestigious Buenos Aires universities
  • Study available at Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador or Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
  • All university classes taught in Spanish and integrated with degree-seeking students
  • All students take the Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture course designed exclusively for IFSA students
  • Five academic models available


Program Concentrations
Traditional Concentration:

  • Students complete their class schedule with integrated courses at one or more of the AUP universities
  • Students may also take one of three special IFSA program courses designed to complement their direct-enroll experience


Directed Research Option:

  • Students may replace one to two integrated university courses in the Traditional Concentration with a 6-credit Directed Research Project focusing on social problem analysis
  • The Fundación Simón Rodriguez appoints an Academic Director and a committee of field experts to oversee each student's academic progress and research paper


Human Rights Concentration:

  • Students enroll in both university and IFSA program courses while completing a field experience and research component
  • Concentration coursework includes: Human Rights in Argentina and Latin America, one to two university courses and Methodology of Research Seminar and NGO field experience

Gender, Diversity and Minority Studies Concentration:

  • Students participate in both integrated and specialized program courses along with their research and field experience
  • Concentration coursework includes: Diversity, Minorities, and Gender Studies, one to two university courses and Methodology of Research Seminar and NGO field experience

Cinema Concentration:

  • A highly specialized concentration designed for students with six or more semesters of university-level Spanish who are pursuing a major/minor in the visual arts
  • Concentration offered in cooperation with the renowned Fundación Universidad del Cine
  • Students explore the booming Argentine film industry and its cultural impact in Argentina and beyond
  • Concentration coursework includes: Introduction to the Practice and Analysis of Argentine Film, two university courses at the Fundación Universidad del Cine and one university course at one of the AUP universities


Housing

  • Housing is with a carefully selected host family
  • Program fee includes two meals per day during the week and one meal on Sundays


Academics

  • All students, regardless of concentration, take the Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture course designed exclusively for IFSA students
  • Each concentration has its own on-site coordinator and specialized tutors
  • Program classes and field experience are worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours each
  • Credits for university courses vary, but all students will earn 15-16 U.S. semester credit hours per semester
  • Three other program courses available: Argentine State and Society; Contemporary Argentine and Latin American Literature; and Argentine Foreign Policy
  • All courses are taught in Spanish by an Argentine professor
  • Each student is matched with a tutor who is trained to help with language and academic questions