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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
No
Language of instruction:
English, Spanish
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Housing: Apartment (alone), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Universidad del Salvador (USAL)

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer
jshafer@mays.tamu.edu


Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei
wxiaoshuang@tamu.edu

Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
Universidad del Salvador Homepage
USAL Exchange Student Webpage
USAL International Student Information
USAL Exchange Student Information
USAL Academic Information
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
USAL Accommodations
Buenos Aires City Guide
Argentina Travel Guide
Currency Converter

Universidad del Salvador
Fall or Spring Semseters
Buenos Aires, Argentina

About 
 
Established in 1958, Universidad del Salvador (USAL) is a private Jesuit university with over 20,000 students in 74 undergraduate and 81 graduate degree programs. USAL is considered one of the finest academic institutions in South America as well as the largest in the Buenos Aires. Its main emphasis is on the study of Latin American business, culture and history.

Buenos Aires is a world class city nestled on the Rio de Plata in Argentina. Between ritzy boutique lined streets is the hustle and bustle Latin America’s second largest city. Often called the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires is a European-like, cosmopolitan city with gourmet cuisine, shopping, and vibrant nightlife and of course tango. USAL is located in the heart of Buenos Aires’s downtown cultural and business center, with most of its building spread out over a 10-block area.

Eligibility
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have a classification of Junior or Senior by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or English
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (July to November)
  • Spring Semester (March to July)
Courses

Classes at USAL are taught in Spanish with a select few in English. Students will take a minimum of five courses per semester. Class sizes generally range from 10-40 students per class and attendance is mandatory. Students will also have the option to enroll in Spanish language courses while studying at USAL.

Housing

Exchange students have an option of housing types including homestays or student apartments.  If a student chooses, USAL arranges homestays for incoming international students within proximity to the university campus. Student residences house students in a dorm type setting. The accommodations are simple and may also have curfews. In terms of budget for housing, homestays usually cost around 3600 Argentine pesos per month (about $428) which includes breakfast and dinner. Student residences are 1800 pesos per month ($214) including breakfast. 
 
Cost
 
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 

Funding


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 


Scholarships

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13


Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student