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Foreign Language Required: 203 Primary Language(s) of Instruction: Spanish
Affiliated Department: Honors UW Study Abroad Program Manager: Shannon Quinn
Financial Aid Eligibility: See Finances tab for information
Program Information:

Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Academic Term Autumn Semester / Spring Semester
Credits 18 - 24 UW credits per semester
Eligibility Spanish 203 or equivalent required.
Language Instruction in Spanish
Program Manager Julie Villegas |
Priority Application Deadline January 15
General Study abroad for a semester at the Universidad de San Andres located just outside the bustling city of Buenos Aires, Argentina! Choose from a variety of courses offered by many different departments.
Universidad de San Andrés (UdSA) is a small private liberal arts university that operates at a high international academic standard. It has recently been recognized through the awarding of a generous grant through 100,000 Strong in the Americas, which aims to expand study abroad in the western hemisphere. The modern campus is located along the beautiful Rio de la Plata in the Buenos Aires suburb of Victoria. Trains run frequently from the campus to the city center. For more information about the university, please visit their website.

This program gives Honors students the chance to study directly at the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a semester or academic year. The program allows students to live with host families or in dorms or apartments near the beautiful San Andres’ campus.

Read more about the program on the Universidad de San Andres website and watch this video. In addition, visit the Foster school 
department website to learn about program logistics.


Buenos Aires is a culturally eclectic and politically vibrant city. It is the capital and the largest city in Argentina, home to roughly 2.9 million inhabitants. The city is famous for its Cassa Rosada, a Boca, Teatro Colon, and more.



Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this exchange program must be current UW Undergraduates who have completed Spanish 203 or equivalent.


18 - 24 UW credits per semester


While abroad, students can take regular courses across the curriculum with Argentinean students. Vist here to view the list of available courses. All courses are taught in Spanish; as such, students need to have completed the second year of college level Spanish or an equivalent.

Intensive Spanish Add-on: Before the semester begins, students can choose to add on a 4-week intensive Spanish program. The cost for this intensive language program is $1,500 in addition to the tuition fee. Read more about the intensive Spanish Program.

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.



Students have several options for housing including, University Housing/Residence Hall, Home stay, or apartment.

Students should estimate the following costs:

  • Host family (including breakfast and dinner 6 days a week) is $4050 USD for the semester. A shared room (double) in the residence hall is approximately $2375 USD.
  • A room in a shared apt in downtown Buenos Aires will vary significantly. Students can expect to pay anywhere from 5000 to 9,000 pesos per month.

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 


Program Expenses

As a participant of this program, you will pay program fees directly to UdeSA, which is estimated at $6,000. The UW Study Abroad fee is charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.


  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

Application Process

To apply to this Honors program:

1) Submit a UW Study Abroad application. This application includes a 500 word personal statement and a set of electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. In addition, it includes a section to upload an unofficial transcript to the online application.

2) Complete the department specific application.

3) After the UW application deadline, selected students will receive confirmation from the program coordinators regarding acceptance into the program. Notification dates will vary by program.


To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at


The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.