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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
Quick Facts:
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Accommodation: Homestay GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Spanish On-Site Staff: BC Coordinator
Required Course: Early Start Language Course, Required Course Minimum Language Requirement: CCR1
BC Program Type: BC Program Program Manager: Pat ODonnell
Program Description:
The University
 
Founded in 1991, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) is a small, private institution with 1,500 undergraduate students. It is based on the US academic system and UTDT scholars are not only some of the leading minds in Argentina, but are also internationally renowned. The institution is among the best private universities in Latin America, with top programs in business and economics. Other programs include history, international relations, law, and political science.

A new Center for Humanities features a growing number of courses in literature, anthropology, and history. UTDT features modern facilities, excellent student services, and a diverse student body. The university is located in an attractive, bustling neighborhood and is easily accessible by public transportation.  It also offers weekly workshops in economics, political science, business, international affairs, contemporary architecture, writing and literary criticism, and legal philosophy.
 
Argentina3The Program
 
In preparation for coursework at UTDT, all students participate in a three-week intensive Spanish language course prior to the start of the regular semester at their respective universities.

Students take regular courses at UTDT for the semester or academic year and experience full integration with Argentine students.

Academics & Support

As a BC student, you are required to take a full load of courses at your host institution abroad. BC program participants can refer to the academic policies page for details. 

Dates
  • Fall Term: Starts in early July and ends in mid-December
  • Spring Term: Starts in late January and ends in mid-July.
Finances

For more information on finances and scholarships, visit OIP’s website.

Accommodations
 
All BC students will live with an Argentine host family. One month prior to their arrival in Buenos Aires, the on-site coordinator will email students with the host family options so that students can express their preferences for housing assignments.

Each host family has experience hosting international students, internet access, and lives in a safe neighborhood close to public transportation. In general, the students cannot cook in homestays but are provided breakfast and dinner and are allowed to store food in the refrigerator. 

Additional information about the estimated cost of housing may be found here.

Meals

Host families typically provide breakfast and dinner during the weekdays.

Cultural Activities

The activities vary depending on the season, but the program may include the  following types of cultural events, day trips, and weekend excursions:
  • Arrival and Host Family Introductions
  • Mate de Bienvenida
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Navigating Buenos Aires City Tours
  • Argentine Dancing
  • The Beat of Buenos Aires Concert
  • Academic Orientation
  • Day Trip to El Tigre
  • Overnight Excursion to Salta
  • Feria de Mataderos
  • Fútbol
  • Day Trip to La Cinacina Estancia
  • Overnight Excursion to Iguazú Falls
  • Closing Merienda
If there is an event entrance fee, the Boston College program fee will cover the cost, unless noted otherwise.

For excursions, BC will pay for roundtrip travel and lodging. 

Travel Information
 
Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. 

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process visit the OIP website.

Disabilities

Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.