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IES: Buenos Aires, Advanced Spanish Immersion
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
 Housing:
Dormitory, Homestay
 Minimum GPA:
3.0
 Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
 Courses Offered:
Anthropology, Art, Art History, Business, Economics, Film Studies, Geography, History, International Business, International Relations, Internship, Latin American Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Service Learning, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre
 Type of Program:
Study Center
 Language of Instruction:
Spanish
 Language Requirement:
5 semesters
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
 Internship Available:
Yes
 Non-Penn State Students:
No
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Africa and Latin America Grant-in-Aid, Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
 Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:

The Spanish Immersion Program is designed for students who have completed 5 semesters of college-level Spanish. Students enroll in a 4 credit Spanish language course and select from IES courses taught in Spanish and courses at Argentine partner universities.

This program offers courses at the IES Center and direct enrollment options in five of Argentina's major universities. There are a wide variety of courses available. Further information about the range of courses on this program can be found at the IES website.

Education Abroad Credits

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the IES Buenos Aires Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students are required to take a minimum of 15 credits per semester; students can register for a maximum of 19 credits per semester. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

Housing and Meals Your housing will be arranged by IES. You will live either in a homestay, where breakfast and dinner are provided on weekdays, or in a residence hall. In the residence hall, you will live with other local and international students. On weekdays, breakfast plus one additional meal voucher will be provided.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.  

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships, such as the Whole World Scholarship. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

Argentinan glacierIES Public School Grant
As a Penn State student you will automatically be awarded a $1500 IES Public School Grant.  IES has created this award to make their programs affordable to you.  This award has ALREADY been calculated into the above Budget Sheet. 

For More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program.  Students at University Park can also contact their International Coordinator within their college.  If you're not at University Park, students at Commonwealth Campuses can contact their Campus Global Representative.


To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Whitney Strickler, the education abroad adviser for this program. For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

 

 How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:

  • Education Abroad Questionnaire
  • 1 academic recommendation
  • Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with IES as a part of your Penn State application. Applications open approximately one year before the program term begins.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 09/15/2013 
**
Rolling Admission 02/23/2014 06/28/2014
 NOTE: Departure for students taking only IES center courses is June 28th, 2014. Students enrolled in courses at IUNA, UMSA, UTDT, and/or UCES are required to depart IES Abroad housing 24 hours after their last final exam. Final exam schedules cannot be determined until final course registration takes place on-site in Buenos Aires.
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 05/01/2014 06/30/2014 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed