PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 

• Live in the sophisticated and dynamic metropolis of Buenos Aires, famous for its indulgent cuisine, landmarks, and vibrant nightlife with an incomparable tango scene. 

• USAL is characterized by the personalized education it provides its students, offering a variety of courses in Spanish and English.  

• Join a student body welcoming over 500 international students each year with an established buddy system to help with the transition to life in Buenos Aires. 

• Experience daily Argentinian culture and enhance Spanish language skills by taking classes with local students and living with a Porteño host family in the community. 

LIFE ABROAD  

Engage in the multicultural and hospitable city of Buenos Aires, named the best city in the Spanish-speaking world for international students! Embrace new adventures around every corner of a bustling city that is home to over 13 million people.  

LIVE 

Gain an in-depth understanding of Argentinian life while living with a host family in a shared room with another international student. Develop lifelong cross-cultural relationships with your household while having ample opportunities to strengthen your Spanish language abilities.  

DINE 

Enjoy traditional meals prepared by the host family with breakfast and dinner provided daily. Explore the indulgent foodie scene Buenos Aires has to offer by sampling asado, bife de chorizo, empanadas, and dulce de leche! Complement your meal with Argentina’s world-famous yerba mate drinks. 

EXPERIENCE 

Adapt with the support of peers at Universidad del Salvador through the buddy system, where local buddies will organize cultural activities and outings with their international partner! The Buenos Aires government also offers over 20 outings for international students each term! Enjoy a visit to the stunning Teatro Colon, Japanese gardens, or the old port area. For a more active way to live like a local, take a cooking class, attend a fútbol match, or learn to tango in the streets where this style of dance was invented! 

EXPLORE 

Live in the major metropolis of Buenos Aires with quick access to trains, buses, and airports to explore the wonder of Argentina at large! Spend the weekend visiting the breath-taking regions of Mendoza, Ushuaia, or Patagonia to be surrounded in natural beauty while expanding cultural horizons throughout Argentina. 

VOLUNTEER 

Deepen community ties through volunteer opportunities available through USAL's department of 'Bienestar Estudiantil', and the Study Buenos Aires program.  

What We Love About Buenos Aires 

Buenos Aires itself is a lively city filled with incredible cultural attractions and things to do involving music, dancing, art, restaurants, theatre, sports, and food! USAL has a lot of activities and organizations to take part in, so there is never a shortage of things to do. 

See ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses 

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Course Description

USAL is characterized by the personalized education it provides its students. The university welcomes over 500 international students each year and offers a variety of courses in Spanish and English. Featured classes in Spanish include business, communications, social sciences, design, education and languages.  English classes include international relations, political science, and communications.  Be sure to take advantage of the variety of classes about the culture of Argentina and the Spanish language classes.  Use the chart below to see what past students have taken during their studies at USAL to get you started. 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to take 3-5 classes which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 12-18 U.S. Credit Hours. Each course will be worth 4-5 credits.  

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Foreign Language (Spanish) 

 

 
 
 
 

  Area Studies 

 
 
 
 

International/Global Studies 

 
 
 
 

Psychology 

 
 
 
 

Central American Independence and Modernization 

 
 

Semiotic Area of Culture 

 
 

Economy of El Salvador 

 
 

Human Development 

 
 
 
 

Linguistic Anthropology 

 
 

Literature Area 

 
 

State Theory and Salvadoran Constitutional System 

 
 

Psychological Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Behavior 

 
 
 
 

Sociocultural Identities 

 
 

Educational Communication Area 

 
 

Political Reality of El Salvador and Central America 

 
 

Individual and Group Auto psychotherapy 

 
 
 
 

Spanish Syntax 

 
 

Linguistics 

 
 

Central American Integration 

 
 

Social Psychology

 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | KHakanson@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Universidad del Salvador

Universidad del Salvador is one of Argentina's most highly regarded institutions, characterized by the integral and personalized education it provides its students while maintaining the Jesuit traditions of its founders....

Walk Score®: 99

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies Recommended!

    Latin American Studies

  • Business

  • Communication

  • English Language and Literature

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Psychology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • Number of language semesters completed 2

Special Application Instructions

Students must communicate to USAL where they will obtain their student visa to enter Argentina. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Visa/Residence Permit: Students must apply for a Student Visa in order to enter Argentina. Visa application fee is $150 USD, depending on the Consular Office where the application is filed. Some consulates will allow students to submit visa application materials by mail, but most consulates require an in-person visa appointment. For more information on the process, please review the ISEP Country Handbook.

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

    Environmental Design/Architecture

  • Area Studies: Recommended!

    European Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies United States Studies Western European Studies

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Communications Business Management Economics Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership

  • Communication:

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Education:

    Adult and Continuing Education Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Administration Elementary Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Special Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering:

    Agricultural Engineering Industrial Engineering Systems Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures: Recommended!

    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Interpretation and Translation Italian Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Linguistics Portuguese Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism:

    Event Planning Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Tourism Management

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Language and Culture

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Counseling Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Graphic Design Industrial and Product Design

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students must communicate to USAL where they will obtain their student visa to enter Argentina. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Visa/Residence Permit: Students must apply for a Student Visa in order to enter Argentina. Visa application fee is $150 USD, depending on the Consular Office where the application is filed. Some consulates will allow students to submit visa application materials by mail, but most consulates require an in-person visa appointment. For more information on the process, please review the ISEP Country Handbook.

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Graduate
(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students must communicate to USAL where they will obtain their student visa to enter Argentina. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Visa/Residence Permit: Students must apply for a Student Visa in order to enter Argentina. Visa application fee is $150 USD, depending on the Consular Office where the application is filed. Some consulates will allow students to submit visa application materials by mail, but most consulates require an in-person visa appointment. For more information on the process, please review the ISEP Country Handbook.

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students arrive: First week of March, Last week of July

Classes start: First week of March, First week of August

Classes end: Last week of June, Third week of November

Exams: Varies by Semester

Tips for Finding Courses:

Students can expect to take 3-5 classes. A full course load at USAL is considered 5 courses. A typical student spends about 20 hours per week in the classroom. Students may “mix and match” courses from the different areas, provided they meet the language requirements.   

Tips for finding regular courses in Spanish: 

1. View the list of degree programs. Scroll down to see all departments and courses offered.

2. Click on the subject, then on "plan de estudios" to view a list of courses.  

3. Most course descriptions are available by clicking on the course name or link provided.  

4. Remember that USAL operates on the southern hemisphere academic calendar. The first semester runs March - June and the second semester runs July - December.  

Courses Taught in Spanish

Courses Taught in English

Culture Classes

Spanish Language Classes 

All students must submit a Language Evaluation for Spanish with their ISEP application. Students must have a B2 level of Spanish to take regular university courses in Spanish. Students with an A2 or B1 level may take courses in English, courses on Argentine culture and Spanish as a second language courses only.

The faculty of medicine is closed to ISEP students. 

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