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UMD Exchange: Universidad de San Andres (Argentina)
All students accepted to an Exchange program are automatically considered for an award of $1,000! See Cost tab for more information.
Universidad de San Andrés (UDESA) is ranked as one of the top universities in the country and has been providing students with intercultural experiences for over a decade. Students take classes with Argentine students and receive support from staff who assist international students in having a successful study abroad experience. San Andrés is similar to a small liberal arts college, with dedicated full-time faculty that brings together highly-renowned local and international professors and researchers. The University was founded in 1989 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and now has more than 1,900 students enrolled. Graduate and postgraduate programs in Business, Humanities and Social Sciences are offered.
Universidad de San Andrés is located on a picturesque and secure campus just half an hour from downtown Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city in Argentina with a population of 13 million. One of South America's most sophisticated capital cities, the city has a strong European influence. Known today for its European-style architecture and active cultural scene, Buenos Aires is an exciting destination for study abroad.
Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:
- 3.0 GPA
- Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
- Students must have completed SPAN203 before participating in the exchange.
Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.
Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.
- Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
- Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
- FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
- After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
- If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
- Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.
The Latin American Studies Program at UDESA is designed for students who are interested in learning about Latin America through a wide range of courses in different disciplines, such as arts, literature, and cinema to communication, history, political science, business, and economics. All courses are taught by full-time faculty and are intended for students at the intermediate Spanish-language level and above. Academics are supplemented with field trips and cultural activities that introduce students to diverse aspects of life and culture in Argentina.
Course listings can be seen on the university's website: http://www.udesa.edu.ar/Study-Abroad/Academics/Courses.
The primary language of instruction is Spanish. Very few courses are taught in English.
All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree. Most courses at Universidad de San Andres will be converted as follows:
|San Andres Credit||UMD Credit|
|1 San Andres course||4 UMD credits|
The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on December 4, 2014.
You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.
Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.
|Universidad de San Andres Grade||UMD Grade|
|5 = C-||C -|
Students can choose to live with local families in homestays or to share a rented, furnished apartment with a roommate. There are also a limited number of dorms on campus. Homestays are the best option for those students who want to really immerse themselves in Spanish and Argentine culture. Homestays typically offer a meal plan, which includes breakfast and dinner with the host family every day, as well as linens and towels, and sometimes the use of laundry facilities. Students apply for housing with their exchange application.
For more information, please see the following website: http://www.udesa.edu.ar/Study-Abroad/Student-Life.
To be considered for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a current degree seeking undergraduate UMD student (graduate students are not eligible for this award)
- Not currently receive full tuition scholarship/benefits (i.e. Banneker Key, tuition remission, TAES, etc.)
- If you have a completed FAFSA on file and wish to be considered for need based aid in addition to the automatic award, complete the EA fund form by the deadline.
UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet
Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.
You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.
Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:
|Term||Year||Application Deadline||Admission Notification||Program Start||Program End|