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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: HC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Suggested GPA: 3.0
Language Requirement: Completed at least 301 ICIP Required: Yes
Housing Options: Homestay Community Based Learning: No
Ability to work abroad: No Board: Partial Board
Program Exception Flag: None Program Sponsorship: Holy Cross Office of Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Visa required for U.S. passport holders: Yes Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:

Argentina: Tiffany Holland '16

Photo courtesy of Tiffany Holland '16 - Buenos Aires:  "Continuing Tradition"

Summary: Buenos Aires is the sophisticated, metropolitan capital of Argentina. Well known for its strong European influence, you’ll find plenty of colonial architecture and wide boulevards reminiscent of parts of Paris or Madrid. Wander the cobblestone streets of the artistic “La Boca” neighborhood, catch a Tango show, or explore the Museo de Arte Latinoamericana in your spare time! There are also ample restaurants, bars, music venues, and clubs to keep you well entertained and immersed in Argentine life.
Study abroad students in Buenos take classes alongside Argentine Students at the Universidad del Salvador, or USAL for short! USAL is one of Argentina’s most highly regarded institutions, characterized by its strong Jesuit values and welcoming atmosphere for international students. With a wide range of classes on offer across various disciplines, USAL  can be a good academic fit for most majors. Holy Cross students have the unique experience of living with host families in Buenos Aires. We have been working with our host families in Argentina for several years, and they are always excited to welcome Holy Cross students to their city!  


Check out the Buenos Aires Compass, your comprehensive guide to all things study abroad at Universidad del Salvador! Continue reading below for a snapshot:

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Note:  DO NOT make international travel plans during the 100 days prior to your semester or year in Argentina. See "Visa Process" below for more details.

Name: Universidad del Salvador
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
University size: 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students
University founded: 1955
Terms available: academic year; fall and spring semesters; calendar year possible
Dates: late June to early July (academic year); late June to mid-November (fall); early February to early July (spring); early February to mid-November (calendar year)
Start and end dates noted are tentative and subject to change.
Pre-university program: There is a 4-week mandatory Pre-university language program at Universidad del Salvador
Housing: Students live with host families in Buenos Aires

University website:
Study Abroad website: 

Visa fees: Visa fees: 150 dollars* (US citizens are now required to obtain a visa, citizens of other countries must check their requirements: All students must apply for a residency card within 30 days of arriving in Buenos Aires. The office of study abroad will work with you to obtain your Argentine student visa starting approximately 100 days before your departure. We will "batch" mail your passport to the Argentine Consulate in New York, and they will take anywhere from 6-12 weeks to process your visa. During this time, you CANNOT LEAVE THE UNITED STATES since you will not have your passport. DO NOT make international travel plans the summer before your semester or year in Spain. 
*visa fees and requirements are always subject to change
Housing deposits: n/a
Registration info: Students take five university courses per semester, one of which must be a Spanish-language  course for international students. The Pre-university language program does not count towards required course load.
ICIP required: Yes
Other requirements: Completed Spanish 301.
Courses previously taken by Holy Cross students:
On left-side menu, click on Courses Taken Abroad for Holy Cross Credit then select program. Please be aware this list is meant to give you an idea of the types of courses available to you at USAL based on what past students have taken. This is NOT a list of classes that are guaranteed to be available to you and you are not limited to the classes on this list. Class offerings change each semester and you can certainly register for classes that you do not see on this list.
Grade equivalency sheet: Available on the Holy Cross Registrar’s website:
All information listed above is subject to change.

For more information, please contact:
Emma Meade - Assistant Director
Phone: 508-793-3090
Office: Smith 218


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.