The Intensive Spanish Program at Universidad de San Andrés is a 4-week course oriented to students who want to significantly improve their Spanish and be immersed in Argentine culture
Courses are carefully tailored by a team of native instructors and professionals with vast experience in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. They are taught are taught at our San Andrés downtown facility in Buenos Aires, conveniently located just blocks from the historic Plaza de Mayo. The program curriculum is complemented with frequent cultural excursions and activities aimed at experiencing the living language of Porteños (residents of Buenos Aires).
The program is designed for students who have had at least three semesters of college level Spanish or the equivalent.
USD $ 2,000 per student. Discounted prices for students from partner universities.
The fee includes:
Additional costs not included: Airfare, visa fees, housing, meals, health insurance, local transportation, laundry, cell phone rental, incidental personal expenses and personal travel expenses.
Classes are taught at our San Andrés downtown facility in Buenos Aires, conveniently located just blocks from the historic Plaza de Mayo.
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.
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 $85 per month / $400 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.
Students are provided housing options in the safest, most desirable and conveniently located neighborhoods within the city of Buenos Aires. They may elect to live close to campus in the beautiful neighborhoods north of the city along the Rio de la Plata. There are many affordable transportation options to get around and to arrive at campus.
San Andrés staff assist with housing arrangements for students based on student preference for one of the following options:
Many students opt to stay with carefully selected local families in order to immerse themselves in Argentine culture. This option includes breakfast and dinner every day except dinner on Saturdays.
San Andrés provides resources and recommendations for students to find a rented, furnished apartment, usually shared with a roommate.
San Andrés has a limited number of newly constructed dormitories on campus.
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.