All Students applying to UCA must obtain one recommendation from a UR faculty member. The online application will explain how to request the recommendation.
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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.
You can find a list of departments for regular undergraduate UCA classes as well as the course catalog. While it may not be up to date for the following semester, it can serve as a guide for the types of courses offered. At the end of the course catalog, you will find the courses listed for the PEL program.
"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 Richmond and is required of all students unless exempt by LALIS. No credit is granted for this course as it is an orientation review course.
Additionally, UCA offers courses of Spanish as a foreign language at the initial, intermediate and advanced level. Richmond will pay the fee for these courses. If a student wishes to earn credit, approval must be granted by LALIS.
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
||No transfer credit
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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 arranged through EnjoyBA and have been very happy with the host families they have lived with through EnjoyBA in years past.
Dates and Costs
Click UCA Dates to see dates and cost information for UCA.
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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.
Non-U.S. citizens may need to obtain a student visa in the U.S. or in their home country. Contact the Argentine consulate in the U.S. or in your home country for more information.
For more information
Please see Patrick Schweiger, Office of International Education.
Robins School students are required to attend a study abroad information session specific to business majors. Sessions are conducted by Ms. Fae Bell firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should check the International Business web page, Spider Bytes, and the TV monitors in the business school for dates, times, and locations for study abroad information sessions for business majors.
Though not required, students wishing to meet with Dr. Thomas Cossé, Associate Dean for International Business, should contact Ms. Bell email@example.com or Mrs. Kim Duren firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cossé.
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This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the document are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.