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Education Abroad Office

Universidad Torcuato di Tella

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: Buenos Aires
Country: Argentina
Term: Spring

UofSC's exchange program in Buenos Aires is designed to expose students to Latin American life, culture, and business practices. UofSC students will study at the School of Business at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT), a highly regarded research institution and one of South America's top schools for business administration. UTDT's mission is to educate new generations of business leaders through research, academic excellence, and equal opportunities. Approximately 1,000 full-time undergraduate students attend UTDT, in addition to 1,500 graduate and professional students.

Universidad Torcuato di Tella's offers UofSC students an internationally recognized business school with challenging academics and an opportunity to develop upper-level Spanish language skills. As UTDT explains, "the more that you get involved in your academic work, as well as other aspects of the UTDT community, the richer your experience in Buenos Aires will be."

Category: 2, must have successfully completed 1or more 300-level courses or higher in Spanish, or demonstrate evidence of equivalent

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: junior standing; International Business major

While the cost of living in Argentina is typically lower than in the US, Buenos Aires is a large, cosmopolitan city, so students need to plan accordingly. Most credit cards are widely accepted in Argentina, but small peso bills are commonly used. Students will use the Argentine peso. Average costs for transportation, food, and entertainment are found in the UTDT Student Handbook.

Students typically earn 12-15 credit hours per semester. A few examples of subjects offered in English include: Consumer Behaviour, Current Political Issues of Latin America, and Strategic Management and the Sustainable Development Goals. UTDT offers an optional 3-week, 4-credit hour intensive Argentine language and culture course prior to the start of the semester for an additional cost.

To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

The International Programs office at UTDT provide detailed information to students prior to arrival regarding neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment options. Students have the opportunity for individual travel while in Argentina. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the various student organizations on campus.

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

As is the norm for many South American universities, the Universidad Torcuato di Tella does not have any on-campus housing. Upon acceptance, students will be provided with a suggested list of options including homestays, student residences, or shared furnished apartments. 

The Universidad Torcuato di Tella operates on the standard Argentine academic calendar. Classes begin in late July and end in late December for the fall semester. In the spring, classes begin in March and end in early July. International Business students attend UTDT for the spring term. The intensive language and culture course will begin 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

The International Programs office at Torcuato di Tella offers an Orientation for exchange students upon arrival. Each semester a compulsory orientation program is offered on the Friday before the undergraduate semester begins. This activity is designed so that students become familiar with the University, its people, programs and services, as well as the city. The orientation covers the visa process, course registration, health matters, student activities, sports, and more. 

International students studying in Argentina for longer than 90 days must acquire a Student/Resident visa for their exchange period. Students should apply through the nearest Argentine consulate as soon as they have received their letter of acceptance as the visa process may take up to three months.


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