Now you can do an intensive course in Latin American Studies right in the heart of Buenos Aires! Take five weeks out of your summer to have the experience of your undergraduate career. Dynamic is the word that the National Tres de Febrero University (UNTREF) uses to describe itself, and you will share that excitement in this intensive study program.
The UNTREF programs for international students are offered downtown in the Centro Cultural Borges, just steps away from pedestrian street Florida, close to Puerto Madero, Plaza San Martin and many bookstores, cinemas, theaters, art galleries, and all manner of cafes. What a great setting to begin your onsite study of Latin America!
Students attend classes with international students.
Language of Instruction
A course on Spanish language fundamentals is offered, but not required.
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
Late June through late July
The UNTREF staff have excellent relations with many homestay families in neighborhoods close to the Centro Cultural. All students are place in Argentine homes, and two meals a day are provided in the housing.
A variety of excursions around the city will be part of the coursework for the program. Apart from that, Buenos Aires offers countless opportunities for social and cultural activities during the evenings and weekends.
EAP students are supported by UC’s network of EAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with EAP host universities throughout the world. On this program the staff at the International Student Office (located in the same Centro Cultural as the classes) is available to help you integrate into the culture of Buenos Aires and provide assistance with housing, safety, and other issues. Academic support is provided by the UNTREF staff and UC faculty resident director in Chile who will visit and be available via e-mail.
The National University of Tres de Febrero
Dynamic and prestigious, the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero offers a wide range of disciplines in eight centers in greater metropolitan Buenos Aires. International students take classes in the Centro Cultural Borges which is well located for a variety of activities. The UNTREF has been a leader in offering English-language instruction to international students, and draws from its regular faculty to teach these courses.
For the summer Latin American Studies Program, all students take two courses during the five week program. The course offerings for summer 2013 are listed below:
- Spanish Language and Argentine Culture
- Human Rights (cross-listed under International Studies and Political Science)
- Eva Perón: Icon and Political Persona (cross-listed under History and Latin American Studies)
- Cultural History of Latin America and Argentina (cross-listed under History and Latin American Studies)
- Neoliberalism in Latin America and Argentina (cross-listed under Latin American Studies and Political Science)
- Tango and Argentine Identity (listed under Latin American Studies)
Each student must take two courses, each worth 5 UC quarter units, to meet the program requirement of 10 UC quarter units.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
There are no internship opportunities on this program.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
* Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2012-13. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2012-13 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non Resident Fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
- UC fees
- Accident and medical insurance
- Predeparture expenses (health clearance, student visa, etc.)
- On-site orientation
- City tour
- Homestay lodging with meals
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Guided trips to museums and other cultural sites
- International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
- Round-trip transportation from California
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.
Application Information and Deadlines
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental predeparture materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
Visit your Campus EAP Office for more information:
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