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AGNR UMD Exchange: University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
Spanish

Host Institution
The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is the largest university in Argentina and the second largest university by enrollment in South America. Founded on August 12, 1821 in the city of Buenos Aires, it consists of 13 departments.
The university has produced more Nobel Prize laureates (four) than any other Spanish-speaking institution. It is currently the best ranked Argentine university in college and university rankings, present at number 197 of the Top Universities 2008 and at number 151-200 of the 2010 Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking. According to the 2010 University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), the university is the best in Argentina and the 247th in the world.

Host City
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city in Argentina with a population of 13 million. Buenos Aires is well known for its diversity and vibrant atmosphere. 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.

Buenos Aires holds many opportunities for students to experience Argentine culture. Students can attend soccer games, world-class theatrical and dance performances, and participate in a vibrant nightlife. Many students will find themselves intrigued by the unique Argentine accent and the national dance, the Tango. Students are sure to witness tango performances throughout the city's streets, cafes, and theaters.


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
  • You must be an AGNR major
  • You must be proficient in Spanish and have taken at least four semesters of university-level Spanish (300-level)

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.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Exchange students can enroll in courses in the College of Agriculture. Classes are available in the departments of Agronomy, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Economics and Administration, Agricultural Food Management, and Landscape Design and Planning. Be sure to review the course offerings for the university to get an idea of the classes you could take.

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript.

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

FOR UMD: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university.


Housing is not provided by UBA but the International Relations Department does maintain a database of accommodation commonly used by exchange students. To receive more information students should email: orifauba@agro.uba.ar


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
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 10/11/2016
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017