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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 15-Mar-2020
16-Mar-2020 02-Aug-2020 19-Dec-2020
NOTE: Program dates are estimated and may vary!
Spring 2021 15-Oct-2020 16-Oct-2020 01-Mar-2021 31-Jul-2021
NOTE: Program dates are estimated and could vary!

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Host Country Language: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State University
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
Study in Argentina on Exchange:
University of Buenos Aires


UBA Campus Building

Institutional Information:
Created in 1821, the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is one of the most important public institutions of higher education in Latin America and is currently a national and international landmark for education and vocational training, research and university extension.

Here is a link to the various schools (colleges) of UBA:  http://www.uba.ar/internacionales/contenido.php?id=391

Who is Eligible?
ISU students in CALS, COE and LAS.  Students in other colleges would want to check with their international office to see if this exchange would be available.



Level of Language: Spanish (B1 + level of the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages).  For the most part courses available during the semester are in Spanish.  There are a few summer programs available in English with UBA, but they may not be part of the exchange agreement.  

Casa Rosada in BA

About the Program
This is a great program for an independent student who is already comfortable with the Spanish language.  The courses offered during the semester are typically in Spanish.  The university does not have on-campus housing, but does provide a list of available apartments and hostels.

Academic Terms and Dates
Fall semester: August to December
Spring semester: March to July


Program Costs
Billed to your ISU UBill:
Tuition and Fees: You would pay your normal ISU tuition and fees for the semester abroad
Insurance: $1.31/day for CISI, required primary health insurance and emergency insurance 
You pay on your own:
Accommodations: approximately $250-$500 per person per month depending on location.  Since there is no on-campus housing this would be an apartment or hostel.
Food: approximately $400 per month - depends on your habits (do you cook, or eat out a lot?), the more you eat out the more you will need to budget for food.
Air ticket: approximately $1,500-$2,300
Transportation: approximately $25 per month for transportation card
Incidentals: approximately $500 per month - depends on personal spending habits (entertainment, museums, snacks, sightseeing/cultural events, other personal expenses)

More info on cost of living in BAhttps://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/buenos-aires


Church in Recoleta

Tell me more about Buenos Aires!
  • Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre". The Greater Buenos Aires area, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 17 million.
  • Buenos Aires' quality of life was ranked 91st in the world, being one of the best in Latin America in 2018. It is the most visited city in South America, and the second-most visited city of Latin America (behind Mexico City).
  • Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination, and is known for its preserved Spanish/European-style architecture and rich cultural life.
  • Buenos Aires is a multicultural city, being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. Several languages are spoken in the city in addition to Spanish, contributing to its culture and the dialect spoken in the city and in some other parts of the country. This is because in the last 150 years the city, and the country in general, has been a major recipient of millions of immigrants from all over the world, making it a melting pot where several ethnic groups live together and being considered as one of the most diverse cities of the Americas. (from Wikipedia)

Cafe Tortoni
Photo: It is worth making a stop at the historic and unique Cafe Tortoni for some hot chocolate and churros!