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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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Program Description:
About the Program Accommodations
Eligibility Dates and Costs
Academics Visa Information
About Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT)

Attention: This program has an earlier application deadline than most programs.


UTDT is an important and well-known small private university and an economic think-tank that was founded in 1958. UTDT offers courses in history, political science, economics and international studies. UTDT is located in an upper class neighborhood, Belgrano, which is about 30 minutes from the center of Buenos Aires.

With a population of over 10 million, Buenos Aires is often referred to as the "Paris" of South America. The city offers students endless attractions and entertainment with many sights of historic and contemporary significance. As the capital city, there are many opportunities to travel to other locations in Argentina as well as South America. More information is available in the online International Student Handbook.

For more information about UTDT, visit their website and the International Office web page.

For more information about Buenos Aires, click here

Watch these youtube videos to learn more about Argentina and Buenos Aires.

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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.

Non LALIS majors and minors

  • Completion of at least two 300-level Spanish language courses or the equivalent
  • Recommendation from LALIS faculty member required *unless student is a native Spanish speaker
  • 3.0 overall GPA and minimum 3.0 in LALIS courses
  • Junior or Senior year standing *2nd semester sophomores will be considered on a case by case basis
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 page carefully prior to applying.

Prior to submission of the study abroad application, LALIS students must meet with the faculty study abroad advisor
to discuss the academic program abroad. A copy of the LALIS study abroad approval form should then be given to OIE and will be filed with the study abroad application.back to top


Students are required (unless exempted by LALIS) to attend a pre-semester Spanish course specifically designed for visiting exchange students to UTDT.  This pre-semester course does not carry academic credit, but is essential preparation for coursework at UTDT and for adaptation to Buenos Aires.

Courses are taught in Spanish and are on the semester system. A full-load at UTDT is three to four classes depending on the credit conversion below. Students will earn transfer credit for courses for which a grade of "C" or better was earned.

To find course offerings and descriptions, students should link on the following web site


60 hours=1.2 units

68 hours =1.3 units

102 hours =2 units

UTDT's grade scale corresponds directly to Richmond's A-F scale.

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UTDT 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 provided through EnjoyBA and have been very happy with the host families they have lived with through EnjoyBA in years past.

Dates and Costs

The most recent dates and cost information can be found at:

Visa Information

U.S. citizens: semester and year long students will enter Argentina on a tourist visa 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.

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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  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 or Mrs. Kim Duren 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.