Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
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Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university to study abroad. When reviewing applications for approval, disciplinary records will be taken into consideration and students must be cleared by the Dean’s office to study abroad. Students on conduct probation will not be able to study abroad if they are on conduct probation that does not expire prior to the start date of the semester abroad program.There is a limit on the number of UR students studying at any one location, so applicants must indicate a 2nd choice program (including a well-considered list of classes) and must be prepared to go there. Competition is considerably higher in the Fall semester than in the Spring.
Non-Spanish majors and minors
Major or minor in Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies (LALIS)GPA and course prerequisites for LALIS students are outlined on the LALIS web page Students are advised to read this inforamtion carefully prior to application.
Departments that have many semester courses are Spanish, Literature, Philosophy, Economics, Business, Journalism & Media Communications, Advertising, and Political Science.
Most courses in Law, Engineering, Psychology, Music and Education are year long only. It is sometimes possible to take the yearlong courses for one semester only. Students should check with Patrick Schweiger in the International Education Office at Richmond regarding this possibility prior to applying.
For course descriptions for regular undergraduate UCA classes, go to the web site: http://www.uca.edu.ar/uca/index.php/ingreso/content/es/universidad/Ingresantes/ingreso-buenos-aires/informacion/todas-las-carreras-de-la-uca
"Programa de Estudios de Latinoamericanos" are courses specifically taught for international students on topics concerning Argentina and Latin America. Most courses are taught in Spanish.
All courses are listed by facultad. In general, students will not earn credit for the required Spanish course at UCA unless they place at a higher level than they have taken at Richmond. Students should consult with the advisors in LALIS.
Prior to each semester, students are required to attend a pre-semester Spanish language and Argentine culture course. The tuition for this program is paid by
Additionally, UCA offers courses of Spanish as a foreign language at the initial, intermediate and advanced level.
To determine the unit value of an UCA course, the following formula will be used by the University of Richmond Registrar's office: UCA credits/3.5, rounded up to nearest tenth of a unit =equivalent units. Therefore, UCA courses will transfer as follows:
|3 UCA credits = .9 units|
|4 UCA credits = 1.2 units|
|5 UCA credits = 1.5 units|
|6 UCA credits = 1.8 units|
|7 UCA credits = 2 units|
|8 UCA credits = 2.3 units|
|9 UCA credits = 2.6 units|
|10 UCA credits = 2.9 units|
Students must register for a minimum courseload of 12 UCA credits or 192 hours of class time.
UCA's grade scale is from 0-10. Below is the standard conversion used to translate Argentine grades to the US system. A satisfactory grade of "C" or better must be earned in order to receive course transfer to Richmond.
|UCA Grade Description||U.S. Grade Equivalent|
|0-3||Insuficiente/Reprobado (Insufficient/Fail)||No transfer credit|
UCA does not own or operate campus housing. Argentine students typically live at home or in privately owned resident halls or flats. EnjoyBA is a company specializing in international student housing that Richmond has worked with for several years. Richmond students are required to live in homestays and have been very happy with the host families they have lived with through EnjoyBA in years past.
Dates and Costs
U.S. citizens: semester and year long students will enter Argentina as a tourist and then apply for the student visa once they get to Argentina.
The government of Argentina used to charge a reciprocity fee for all U.S. citizens entering Argentina. However, this fee has been revoked for U.S. citizens. For any future updates regarding reciprocity fees, please refer to http://www.embassyofargentina.us/en/consular-section/reciprocity-fee-for-us-citizens.html)
Business majors & minors contact Dr. Tom Cosse, Business School - International Business
For more information
Other majors should see Patrick Schweiger, Office of International Education.