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.
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
- Fall Term: Starts in early July and ends in mid-December
- Spring Term: Starts in late January and ends in mid-July.
All BC students will live with an Argentine host family. One month prior to their arrival in Buenos Aires, the BC resident director 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
Host families typically provide breakfast and dinner during the weekdays.
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
- 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.
Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.