API at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires

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API at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires

Argentine and Latin American Studies Program:
Students interested in Argentine and Latin American culture, economics, history, and politics are ideally suited to the study abroad in Buenos Aires in API’s Program of Argentine and Latin American Studies. The program caters to students at all levels of Spanish. Students selecting the Early Start option complete an intensive Spanish language course prior to the start of the standard semester. The intensive Spanish course consists of a five hours of Spanish class, five days a week, for four weeks for a grand total of 100 contact hours of Spanish. Each intensive course is equivalent to 3-6 semester credits, depending on how credit is awarded by the home university. Once the regular semester starts, beginning and low intermediate Spanish speakers complete all coursework in English. Students with a minimum of four semesters of Spanish or the equivalent can choose to complete a combination of Spanish language courses and elective courses in English or Spanish. All courses are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits.

Intensive Language Program:
The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to quickly advance their Spanish skills through study abroad in Buenos Aires. There are no cultural electives offered within this program; students complete a series of intensive Spanish language courses.

Medical Spanish Immersion Summer:
Students in this program will earn 6 credits of Spanish language while completing 100 hours of clinical rotations at the Hospital Británico. Mornings will be spent at the hospital, while afternoons will be spent on Spanish language instruction and seminars with local health professionals.

Intensive Language Summer:
The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to study abroad in Buenos Aires and work exclusively on improving their Spanish language proficiency.  There are no cultural electives offered within this program. All students complete a placement test prior to departure. Language levels are announced upon arrival in Buenos Aires.

Argentine and Latin American Studies Summer:
This program offers high intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers the opportunity study abroad in Buenos Aires and select a grammar course combined with one of four courses related to art, literature and culture in Argentina and Latin America.
All students will complete an online written placement test prior to departure.  Students who do not demonstrate a high level of Spanish will be asked to consider the Intensive Language program at the Universidad de Belgrano.

Teaching Internship Summer Program:
This program is a unique opportunity for students interested in teaching Spanish or English as a second language in their future careers. This program combines an internship in a bilingual primary school in Buenos Aires with a course in teaching Spanish as a second language.  This combination of theoretical instruction and practical experience will increase understanding of teaching methodology and how a second language is acquired. Students will observe and participate in classroom learning through the practical, internship component.  For students with an upper immediate level of Spanish proficiency, this experience will not only enhance students’ CV but also give them an advantage when applying for a teaching job.

Highlights
Founded in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadores, Buenos Aires has evolved into a thriving, cosmopolitan city with more than 6 million inhabitants within the city limits and another 6 million in the surrounding areas. Known for its vibrant nightlife, where tango thrives in tangueras, milongas and cultural centers, Buenos Aires offers a dazzling array of learning opportunities, cultural events and social attractions. The seat of the national government, Buenos Aires presents a unique opportunity to analyze the politics and history of this complex and fascinating country. Universities, museums, theatres, shopping districts, and restaurants abound in this metropolis, described by many as the Paris of Latin America.

Subjects

  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Culture
  • Health Sciences
  • Business
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Language Literature And Studies
  • Education
  • Design
  • Hospitality
  • Natural Sciences
  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
  • Psychology

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API Gap Year in Madrid, Spain

Spanish Language and Culture Program Students will complete 1 of 3 tracks per term in this program (tracks are differentiated based on the student’s language level and academic goals). Students may also choose to add additional hours or combine two quarter terms for additional credit. TRACK 1 – INTENSIVE LANGUAGE This track is open to students at all levels who are interested in improving their Spanish language skills. Students will take 120 contact hours of Spanish language, and may add on additional hours (up to 180 contact hours total) for an additional fee. TRACK 2 – SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE This track is open to intermediate and advanced-level students (levels B1- B2) who are interested in improving their Spanish language skills while taking additional hours of culture and content courses. Students will take 120 hours of Spanish language, as well as an additional 65 hours of cultural electives (for 185 contact hours per term). TRACK 3 – HISPANIC STUDIES This track is open to advanced and superior-level students (level B2 and higher) who are interested in taking more in-depth Spanish cultural courses. Students may choose to take either 3 or 4 culture courses (to earn 135-180 contact hours per term).

Students are not required to take a Spanish language course at this level. Spanish Language, Business, and Humanities Program This program offers classes taught in English in both business and humanities, as well as Spanish language courses at all levels. Students who have completed more advanced Spanish courses can choose from a wide variety of classes focusing on Spanish culture and civilization that are taught in Spanish. A placement exam determines the language level of each student. The fall semester begins with an intensive two-week Spanish language course for 3 semester credits. The spring early start semester begins with an intensive four-week Spanish language course for 6 credits. Students are then required to take at least one Spanish language class during the semester. Depending on the term, students then choose four or five additional classes at 3 credits each for a total of 12-21 semester credits. Spain’s capital since 1561, Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums, including the Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Visitors cannot miss the Iglesia de San Isidro, once the cathedral of Madrid, or the Palacio Real. Madrid is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks, including the glorious Parque del Retiro. The energy of Madrid is in its street life and warm people. Taking a gap year in Madrid means experiencing more than a classroom – it means experiencing the history of Spain and its people. Aspire by API gives students the chance to live and learn in this fast-paced capital city.

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International Internship Placements
There are a number of international internship placements available to API participants.

For a summary of potential options, see the list below:
Accounting and Finance
Advertising, Communications and Journalism
Architecture, Landscape, and Planning
Arts and Design
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management
Education
Environmental
Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism
Law
NGO
Psychology and Social Science
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Sports
Veterinary Science and Zoology
And More!

Didn’t see your area of interest listed? Don’t fret! Just contact us and let us know what you are looking for and we can let you know what the options might be.

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