Exchange Students

About

The Office of International Programs receives international students from our partner universities. Approximately one hundred exchange students annually study at San Andrés for a semester or year for an unforgettable academic and cultural experience. These students make an important contribution to the internationalization of our university

For more information please check our fact sheets:

Academics

Our program allows you to enroll directly in classes at the Universidad de San Andrés together with local students. All of the courses are taught in Spanish by full-time faculty. Students are allowed to register in any course provided they have sufficient academic background.

We recommend undergraduate students enroll in 3 or 4 courses per semester, 2 being the minimum and 4 courses the maximum. The normal load for graduate students is 3 courses per trimester plus 1 or 2 seminars.

For more information please check our fact sheets:

Academic Departments

You can get a sense of the university's academic departments and courses they offer by visiting their websites:

The catalog of courses includes a brief description, classroom contact hours, and a link to a recent syllabus as well as the semester in which the course is offered and year in degree when students take the course.

Spanish Language Courses

Students take one Spanish Language Course, either at the Advanced Intermediate or at the Advanced level. Your placement level will be determined by an oral and written exam after your arrival at Buenos Aires. Both classes, taught by local professors, are intended to improve your skills in the Spanish language in addition to providing you with an understanding of the most relevant aspects of contemporary Argentinean society

  • Upper Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish

Students whose Spanish is above these levels may take Escritura y Prácticas Discursivas Universitarias a course on academic writing skills designed for Spanish native speakers.


Calendar

Undergraduate Students

  • Semester 1: From early March to mid July
  • Semester 2: From early August to mid December

Graduate Students

The academic calendar for each postgraduate program varies. Generally courses are offered on a quarterly basis.

  • Quarter 1: From mid March to mid June
  • Quarter 2: From mid June to mid September
  • Quarter 3: From mid September to mid December

Application Deadlines:

  • Semester 1: October 15th
  • Semester 2: April 15th

Estimated Program costs per semester

  • Housing (estimated cost per semester):
    • Homestay including breakfast & dinner every day (except dinner on Sat) - USD $4050
    • Room in Shared Apt (no meals included) ‐ USD $2000‐$3200
  • Local Health Insurance (mandatory)‐ approximately USD $400
  • Public Transportation ‐ USD $300
  • Books and Supplies ‐ USD $150
  • Personal Expenses (lunches, laundry, cell phone, entertainment) ‐ USD $1500

Please note, Argentina’s inflation rate is currently approximately 40% per year. Estimates current as of June 2017. Spending will vary by student personal habits.

For more information on typical expenses please check our Fact Sheets:

Additional Estimated Expenses

  • Round-trip airfare: USD $1,000-1,600 Varies with point of departure and carrier
  • Meals: USD $700-900 Excluding those in meal plan
  • Others: $1,500 Including visa application fee, textbooks, local transportation, laundry, cell phone and some optional trips

* All amounts expressed in US dollars. All expenses, with the exception of tuition, may vary due to individual needs, spending habits and exchange rates.


Location

Undergraduate classes are taught in our Campus in Victoria, San Fernando. The Campus in Victoria is well equipped with a library, computer labs, study rooms, dining hall, green spaces, soccer fields, dormitories, locker room, student counseling center and student lounge.

Posgraduate courses are taught are taught at our San Andrés downtown facility in Buenos Aires, conveniently located just blocks from the historic Plaza de Mayo


Orientation

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, students attend an orientation session which covers topics related to health and safety, transportation, communications and cultural adaptation. They will also take a Spanish evaluation to place them in one of the Spanish Language courses.


Housing

Students have three options to choose from:

  • Homestays are the best option for those students who want to really immerse themselves in Spanish and Argentine culture, as they share everyday activities with family members. Homestays typically offer a meal plan which includes breakfast and dinner with the host family every day (except dinner on Saturday). Homestays are available both in the suburbs close to the campus or in Buenos Aires city.
  • The university residence halls are also a great option for those who prefer to live close to campus and get to know local students. Students share a double room with other students. Kitchen facilities are available.
  • The Office of International Programs also provides resources to help those students who prefer to rent a furnished apartment and share it with a roommate. However, studens are ultimately responsible for their

Health Insurance

The purchase of a local health insurance policy is required. Students may petition to waive this requirement if their international policy meets minimum requirements. After letter of acceptance is emitted, petitions will not be accepted. Estimated cost for a local policy is USD $90 per month / $450 per semester. Once admitted, UdeSA will send contact info for local policy which meets requirements including repatriation benefit and complete coverage at hospitals with international standards.


Sample List of Fields Trips and Activities

Throughout the Semester, students will be able to enjoy a quite diverse range of extracurricular activities under the guidance of our Student Coordinator and with the active participation of our local students.

  • Social and Volunteer activities: San Andrés offers extracurricular activities including an art workshop, choir, student magazine, and music groups. The university has many student organizations which international students are welcome to join.
  • Cultural Activities: Students can sign up during orientation to participate in a package of cultural activities including city tour, trip to the Delta, graffiti tour, tango activity, etc. These activities have an additional cost for exchange students.
  • Sports Program: San Andrés has a wide range of options for practicing sports. There are teams for football, running, basketball, grass hockey, swimming, archery , volleyball and students are invited to train with and join these teams.

Academic Agreements

  • Argentina

    New York University - Sede Bs. As.

  • Australia

    Carnegie Mellon University in Australia

  • Austria

    FH Joanneum - University of Applied Sciences

  • Belgium

    Université Libre de Bruxelles, School of Law and Criminology

    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

  • Brazil

    Fundação Getulio Vargas - Escuela Brasilera de Administración Pública y de Empresas do Rio de Janeiro (EBAPE)

    Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas São Paulo (EAESP)

    Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Direito do Rio de Janeiro

    Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Direito do São Paulo

    Universidade do São Paulo

    Universidade do São Paulo - Instituto de Relaciones Internacionales

    Universidade do Sul Santa Catarina (UNISUL)

    Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

  • Canadá

    Carleton University

    HEC Montréal

    The Schulich School of Business, York University

    Université de Montréal

    University of Guelph

    University of Guelph-Humber

  • Chile

    Universidad de Chile - Instituto de Estudios Internacionales

    Universidad del Desarrollo

    Universidad Diego Portales

  • Colombia

    Universidad de los Andes

  • Czech Republic

    New York in Prague

  • France

    ESCP- Europe Doble Diploma

    ESCP-Europe

    Sciences - Po Institute d' Etudes Politiques de Paris

    Universidad Panthéon-Assas Paris II

    Université de Bordeaux

    Université Jean Moulin - Lyon III

  • Germany

    EBS Universität, Business School

    EBS Universität, Law School

    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

    Jacobs University

    WHU, Otto Beishem School of Management

  • Israel

    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Italy

    LUISS - Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli

    Universitá Di Bologna

    Universita di Torino

    Universitá Luigi Bocconi

  • Mexico

    CIDE Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

    Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey - TEC Monterrey

    Universidad de las Américas Puebla

  • Netherlands

    Vrije Universiteit (VU Amsterdam)

  • Peru

    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

  • Portugal

    Nova School of Business and Economics

  • Spain

    CEU Universidad San Pablo

    Fundación Carolina

    IE University

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Universidad de Barcelona

    Universitá Pompeu Fabra

    Universitá Pompeu Fabra- Barcelona - ESCI

    Universitá Pompeu Fabra- Barcelona School of Management

    Jönköping International Business School (JIBS)

  • South Corea

    Sol Bridge University

  • Sweden

    Jönköping International Business School (JIBS)

  • Switzerland

    Universität St.Gallen

  • United Kindom

    European Business School London - Regent's University London

    University College London (UCL)

    University of Bath, Bath School of Management

    University of Edinburgh

    University of Kent

    University of Leeds

    University of Westminster

  • USA

    California State University - Monterey Bay

    Claremont Graduate University, The Drucker School

    Columbia University, The Chazen Institute of International Business

    George Mason University

    Harvard University

    Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

    Laspau

    North Carolina University (NC State)

    Rice University

    The College of New Jersey

    The New School

    The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

    The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

    The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

    University of Illinois, College of Law

    University of Maryland

    University of Miami

    University of Miami, School of Law

    University of Michigan - Ross School of Business

    University of Washington, Honors Program - Seattle

  • Uruguay

    Universidad Católica del Uruguay

    Universidad de Montevideo

    Universidad ORT Uruguay

Visa Requirements

Students who study at UdeSA for a semester will generally enter the country as a tourist and then apply for a resident/student visa with the help of the International Programs Offices. Most students coming from partner institutions do not need to apply for a tourist visa. However, please check with the closest Argentine embassy for more information as certain nationalities must have a visa – http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/indexA.php?visas. At the international student orientation, students will begin the process to obtain a resident/student visa.


Reciprocity Fees for Certain Countries

Passport holders from the Australia and Canada are required to pay a reciprocity fee to enter Argentina (varies $100 -$160 USD). This must be paid prior to departure and a printed receipt must be presented when going through Immigration. Please see more information at https://virtual.provincianet.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes and click on SIGNUP. The reciprocity fee for US passport holders was suspended in Mar 2016, however US citizens should check the latest information prior to departure for Argentina.

General Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Be in good standing at your Home College or University.
  • At least second year status at home university when program begins.
  • A minimum of four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.
  • Prior coursework related to intended studies at the Universidad de San Andrés.
  • Be nominated by Home University.