Study Abroad Program Overview
Now you can do an intensive course in Latin American Studies in Buenos Aires! Take five weeks out of your summer to have the experience of your undergraduate career. Dynamic is the word that the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) uses to describe itself, and you will share that excitement in this program, taught in English and located in the very place you will be studying.
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 study abroad in 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 early August
The UNTREF staff have excellent relations with many homestay families in neighborhoods close to the Centro Cultural. All students are placed in Argentine homes, and two meals a day are provided in the housing. Most students have enjoyed their homestay families and given them high ratings! More information on housing
The city of Buenos Aires offers countless opportunities for social and cultural activities during the evenings and weekends.
In addition, a variety of excursions around the city make up part of the coursework for the program. You will go to an estancia to experience the gaucho lifestyle: dine on grilled meat, ride horses, watch skilled riders. You will also be guided through a series of museums and attend a tango show. Students say the educational trips really bring the course material to life!
UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of UCEAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP 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.
See the UCEAP Program Guide
for program-specific details about the host institution, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; units, exams, and grades; orientation; and housing.
For the summer Latin American Studies program, all students take two courses during the five week program. All participants are given the opportunity to rank their selections prior to the start of the program and final course offerings at the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) may vary based on overall student interest.
- Spanish Language and Argentine Culture
listed under Spanish, 5 UC quarter units
- Argentine Short Story: Borges and Cortazar
cross-listed under Spanish and Latin American Studies, 5 UC quarter units
- Cultural History of Latin America and Argentina
cross-listed under History and Latin American Studies, 5 UC quarter units
- Eva Perón: Icon and Political Persona
cross-listed under History and Latin American Studies, 5 UC quarter units
- Human Rights
cross-listed under International Studies and Political Science, 5 UC quarter units
- Neoliberalism in Latin America and Argentina
cross-listed under Latin American Studies and Political Science, 5 UC quarter units
- Tango and Argentine Identity
listed under Latin American Studies, 5 UC quarter units
Use the following resources to learn about UCEAP courses:
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. Two courses for a total of 10 quarter/6.7 semester UC units are required.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
Due to its short duration, opportunities for internships and independent research for academic credit are not available on this program.
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 the courses offered through the UCEAP Latin American Studies program.
Take a video tour of UNTREF and the city of Buenos Aires
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 Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional 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 2015-16. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2015-16 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay the same 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
- Homestay lodging with 2 meals per day
- Tour of Buenos Aires
- Guided trips to museums, an estancia, a tango show and other cultural sites
- Predeparture expenses (health clearance, student visa, etc.)
- On-site orientation
- Books and other incidental expenses
- 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
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure 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.
These are minimum requirements. Your Campus EAP Office determines selection and final admission.
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines:
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