The Universidad del Salvador is a private Jesuit university located in Buenos Aires. Founded in 1956, it has grown to become the largest, private university in the city placing an emphasis on the study of Latin America. The Universidad del Salvador, home to approximately 16,000 students, features a diversified international student body from countries such as the United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan, and many more. All coursework in done in Spanish.
The main buildings are located in the city’s core district, offering ample access to a wide variety of cultural and commercial venues. In addition to the downtown location, the Universidad del Salvador has other branches including Pilar, located in the outskirts of the city, where students (free of charge) may play a number of sports such as soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, rowing, and sailing.
For more information, visit the university's web site
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
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Business and Economics
Social Sciences (Political Science, International Relations, Sociology)
Spanish Language and Literature (Ask the UM study abroad advisor for pre-established Spanish equivalencies)
History, Geography and Tourism
Communication (Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations)
For a sample of the courses that could be offered in English, please see http://dcii.usal.edu.ar/archivos/dcii/imagenes/courses_in_english_2sm_2016.pdf
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Universidad del Salvador Credit Equivalency
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The USAL Pre-term Intensive Spanish Course has a value of 4 UM credits.
Universidad del Salvador requires exchange students to register for a minimum of 5 classes.
Spanish majors and minors, click here
for standing equivalencies.
Fluency or advanced skills in Spanish language. UM students should have taken through at least SPA 301 (or the equivalent course) prior to participation. Good academic standing is required.
The Universidad del Salvador offers exchange students three basic possibilities for the semester:
1. Apartment rentals: Done independently from USAL by student’s own motivation
2. Homestay with local family: Salvador provides information on living with a family within relative proximity to the University. Students will have to make payments directly to the family. Arrangements for meals and laundry services will be at an additional cost and must be agreed to by both parties.
3. Student residences: Students can live in area student residences. These are residences used by Argentine students from other provinces outside Buenos Aires. The accommodations are simple and may have curfews.
Once accepted, the USAL will provide updated information about these options. Please note that it is the student who makes these reservations, final arrangements and necessary payments directly to the provider. UM students are encouraged to set up a temporary housing arrangement for when they arrive in Argentina (using the USAL housing guide), that way you can move to a more convenient arrangement once you are settled.
Buenos Aires’ seasons are opposite that of the Northern Hemisphere: hot and humid summers in December and cool winters (temperatures as low as the high 30s) in August. Argentina has a wide range of climates and captivating topographical regions, including glacial lakes, mountains, and the famous pampas.
This is an Exchange Program:
As an exchange student, you will have the opportunity to experience university life in a completely different way. For example, you might find that courses abroad are not equal to three UM credits. The format of assessment might be different, with great emphasis being placed on one big test versus smaller assignments throughout the semester. The amount of time spent in class can vary greatly from country to country as well as the amount of independent learning that is expected. Exchange students are guests of the host university and will not receive any services that the local, degree-seeking students do not receive. The university abroad may not provide the same amenities as the University of Miami and the level of customer service can vary.
Exchange programs open the door for students to have the experience of a university student in a different country. It is important to talk to your study abroad advisor about your level of comfort with the challenges that await you abroad. Your advisor may be able to suggest an exchange program that offers more of the services to which you have become accustomed, or can direct you to a semester on location program. Students who have chosen to embark on an exchange program have reported that by overcoming obstacles encountered abroad, they have gained independence and self-confidence, and were challenged to broaden their perspectives.
Spring: Early March to mid-July
Fall: Early August to late November
Contact a former participant who will gladly answer your questions.