Program in Latin American Studies
Designed for students who are interested in learning first-hand about Latin America, the Program in Latin American Studies offers the possibility of choosing among a wide range of courses in different disciplines with a significant Latin American Studies content. In these classes, students explore various facets of Latin America’s culture, politics, and society.
All of our courses are taught by full-time faculty, all of them accomplished scholars and professionals with experience teaching in foreign universities.
Intended for students at the intermediate Spanish-language level and above, our program complements classroom learning with periodic field trips and cultural activities that introduce students to diverse aspects of life and culture in Argentina. Several social events such as meetings, parties and day trips are organized to encourage interaction between foreign and local students.
Many students also take the opportunity to visit some of Argentina’s most spectacular natural sites, such as Iguazu Falls in Misiones and the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, the world-famous wineries in Mendoza, or they go to the beautiful mountains at Bariloche for skiing, mountaineering, fishing and other outdoor sports.
The program curriculum seeks to enhance participants’ Spanish skills, expand their understanding of Latin America and the Argentine culture, and provide students with an ever-lasting experience.
Our program allows you to enroll directly in classes at the Universidad de San Andrés together with local students. Most of the courses are taught in Spanish by full-time faculty. Each semester, we also have a limited number of courses that are taught in English.
According to your interests, you can choose to focus on three different tracks:
(1) Latin American Literature, Arts and Culture
(2) Latin American Society and Politics
(3) Latin American Economics and Business
In addition, the program offers Spanish Language and Culture classes at different levels that are designed specifically for international students.
Areas of Study:
Undergraduate courses are offered in the following areas:
- Cinema Studies
- Law and Human Rights
- Art History
Course registration will not take place until you are in Buenos Aires. You, along with the help of the San Andrés staff, will plan your course schedule during orientation.
In a typical Semester, students take 3 to 4 courses.
1) Latin American Culture and Spanish Language Course (Intermediate or Advanced).
2) Elective course in Spanish in your chosen discipline.
3) Elective course in Spanish in your chosen discipline.
4) Elective course either in English or in Spanish.