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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: St. Thomas applicants only
  • Program Cost: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 10/01/2021 03/01/2022 07/01/2022
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Subject Areas: Business, English, International Business, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology & Criminal Justice, Spanish
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Homestay, Residence Hall/Dormitory Language Prerequisite: None
Language Courses Offered: Spanish Internship Available: Yes
Program Sponsor: Butler University Research/Independent Study: Yes
Program Description:
IFSA - PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE IN ENGLISH
Geotag  Buenos Aires, Argentina

WHY STUDY IN BUENOS AIRES?
Home to countless cultural and sporting attractions, Buenos Aires is one of the most cosmopolitan societies in the world with a distinctly European air. Known for its sophistication and culture, the city offers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy theatre, music, films, sports, and museums. Although Buenos Aires is expansive, the city’s reliable and inexpensive local transportation make getting around a breeze.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Psychology and Neuroscience in English program is perfect for students of all language levels. Courses aimed at fulfilling major requirements in psychology, neuroscience, health studies, human and family development studies, and other related majors are taught in English. Students choose from elective classes taught exclusively for IFSA students and specially selected classes alongside Argentine students at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL) and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).

ACADEMICS
You will select at least one IFSA class and combine it with your choice of additional IFSA classes and direct enroll classes to meet your academic needs and goals. Through our partnerships with Universidad del Salvador (USAL) or Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), you have the option to study in English alongside Argentine students.

IFSA ELECTIVE CLASSES
Customize your courseload based on your personal interests and degree requirements, choosing from electives on the Psychology and Neuroscience in English Program. All elective courses are taught in English and are worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours. 
  • Brain, Drugs, and Addiction
  • Comparative Public Health Systems in Latin America
  • Directed Research
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Internship and Methodology Seminar
  • Intervention Strategies in Mental Health
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Social Cognition and Neuroscience
  • Statistics for Social Sciences
  • The Psychology of Crime and Justice
  • Exploring Community and Culture in a Global Context
Or, choose from our Business and Economics in English elective classes at the IFSA Buenos Aires Global Flagship. 

IFSA LANGUAGE CLASSES 
Essential Spanish (1 U.S. semester credit hour)
If you've never taken Spanish and you decide not to take an elective language class, you'll take this introductory seminar taught intensively during the first weeks of the program. By introducing key words and phrases and venturing out into the city to practice them, this class also provides insights into local customs and daily life. Right from the start, you'll gain essential skills to communicate effectively and navigate in a new culture.  

Beginner or Intermediate Spanish (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
No prior language study is required. A pre-arrival placement evaluation will determine your appropriate language level.
  • Beginning Spanish I
  • Beginning Spanish II
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intermediate Spanish II
  • Advanced Spanish I
  • Advanced Spanish II

DIRECT ENROLL CLASSES
USAL and UTDT classes are considered the introductory classes to a more specific topic of study and are open to all USAL and UTDT students. Therefore, they are general in scope and do not require extensive background knowledge in the subject. 

For complete details, please visit the IFSA website.

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. They are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but previous events have included film screenings at the renowned Buenos Aires film festival and tickets to see a local football game.

IFSA Excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. Excursions vary each term based on availability. Typically, students participate in a long weekend trip to Iguazu Falls, among the largest waterfalls in the world, located along the Argentine-Brazil border. Several day trips around the region have included visits to the National Congress building, local art museums, and city tours.

For complete details, please visit the IFSA website.

 
 
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  • Administrative Fees and Applications Fees
  • Airport Pickup
  • Activities and Excursions (including transportation and meals)
  • Guaranteed Housing
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Internet Access in Housing
  • Internship, Directed Research, and Volunteer Opportunities (on many programs)
  • Meals (on some programs)
  • Official Transcript with U.S. Credit Translation
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  • Pre-arrival Advising
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