||Buenos Aires, Argentina
||Autumn Semester / Spring Semester
||20 - 24 UW credits per semester
||UW Undergraduates with 3.3 GPA and Spanish poficiency.
||Instruction in Spanish
||Global Business Center | email@example.com
|Priority Application Deadline
||February 1 - Spring Semester (August - December)
|September 15 - Fall Semester (March - July)
||Students will attend the UdeSA through the Foster School of Business. Exchange programs require a high level of independence. As such, students should show preparedness to participate in this experience. Students have the option to participate in an Autumn or Winter-Spring exchange in Spanish.
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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.
For more information about this program, please visit the Foster School of Business department website.
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 registered Foster School of Business students in good academic standing and have Spanish proficiency.
You will approx. receive 20 - 24 UW credits per semester. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program.
If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.
As part of this exchange program, students will take around 3-4 regular courses across the curriculum (taught in Spanish) with Argentinean students.
For more information about the courses available, please visit the UdSA course catalog.
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.
Housing accommodations are either home stays near San Andrés, residence hall/dorm, or apartment. Students will have the option of selecting the type of housing they prefer.
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 5,000 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.
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and UW Study Abroad Office administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. In most cases, you pay housing fees directly to the host institution or housing facility. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. In addition, students are also required to complete a short essay expressing their interest in this program; please visit the Honors department website to see the prompt.
Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
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.
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 disability.uw.edu.
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:
- Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
- Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.