Is this program right for you?
This program is designed for advanced Spanish language students who seek an independent study abroad program where they take classes in Spanish alongside local students directly enrolled in an Argentine University: Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT).
UTDT is a small, private university located in the Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America. UTDT only has about 1,500 degree seeking students, and hosts approximately 30-40 international exchange students each semester. The University offers courses and degrees in the fields of Social Sciences. Study abroad students take classes in Spanish alongside local students in the following fields of study: Latin American Studies, History, Economics, Commerce, Political Science, International Relations, and Law. Due to the university's smaller size, the study abroad experience at at UTDT is an intimate one; students get to know Argentine students and faculty very well and are integrated into daily Argentine student culture from the start. For a list of classes on offer at di Tella, view this document.
All students will benefit from the required intensive Spanish language course that occurs during the first three weeks of the program on-site. The course covers intermediate and advanced level Spanish language topics and includes some extracurricular cultural activities throughout Buenos Aires that help introduce students to their new city. UTDT does not offer Spanish language courses during the regular semester.
Visit the UTDT International Office Website for further information about their program.
View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.
The greater Buenos Aires area has a population of nearly 12 million people, and its character and look were molded by European immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Buenos Aires has magnificent buildings, monuments and parks and although it is a big city, its transportation system makes it easy to move around. There are many interesting neighborhoods to explore during the semester in Buenos Aires.
The "porteños" (as inhabitants of Buenos Aires are called) enjoy an active cultural and social life. Hospitality to foreigners is the rule, and the city is unique for its diverse and fun night-life.
Housing & Meals
In the tradition of most Latin American universities, UTDT does not have student dormitories. Students attending this program are expected to secure their own housing for their semester/year of study. Using information provided by the UTDT International Students Office and from alumni of the program, students can live in a variety of housing settings including homestays, apartments, group houses, or short- and long-term student residences. Unless meals are provided in a homestay setting, students are responsible for cooking and grocery shopping on their own or with their roommates.
AU students are responsible for researching what they need to do to legally study in Argentina. Please visit the Argentine Consulate's website and read the information provided to you by UTDT in order to figure out what you need to do to legally be a student in Argentina.