Intensive Spanish Program

Our Intensive Spanish Program at Universidad de San Andrés is a 4-week program oriented to students who want to improve their Spanish and be immersed in Argentine culture.

Courses are always content-oriented and carefully tailored by a team of native instructors and professionals with vast experience in the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language. Although every course has specific field trips and planned activities, the program curriculum is complemented with cultural events and recreational activities aimed at portraying the most prominent cultural features of the city of Buenos Aires. 


The classes are taught at our “Sede Capital,” conveniently located at downtown Buenos Aires, five blocks from the legendary “Plaza de Mayo.”

This facility is full equipped with classrooms and a small computer lab.

Academic Program 

The Intensive Spanish Program at UdeSA provides students the opportunity to earn academic credit while improving their Spanish. A university transcript will be mailed directly to the students’ home university upon successful completion of the program. Given the intensive nature of the one-month program, generally students earn credits for two semester long classes.

Classes are held Monday-Friday from 10am to 2:30pm with a break for lunch.

Spanish Language Course at Intermediate Level (40 hrs)

The course provides a systematic grammar review as well as strategies for listening, speaking, reading and writing in increasingly complex situations to prepare students to take content courses taught in spanish.

Spanish through Popular Culture, Literature and Film (40 hrs)

This is a dynamic, experientially based course which allows students to take advantage of their proximity to the dynamic city of Buenos Aires. Through the study of a diverse array of materials from literary texts, films, popular music and visual arts, the course provides students the opportunity to enhance their Spanish language skills while also delving into Argentine culture. Some planned activities include trips to museums and culturally relevant cityscapes. 

Sample List of Fields Trips and Activities 

  • Bus and walking tour through the most vital and interesting areas of downtown Buenos Aires (La Boca, Recoleta, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, etc.). 
  • Visit to Malba (Museo de Arte Latinamericano de Buenos Aires).
  • One day in the countryside: visit to an "estancia" (ranch), horseback riding, gaucho show and asado (traditional Argentine barbeque). 
  • Tango lessons and milonga.
  • Buenos Aires urban art and graffiti scene tour. 


Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, students attend an orientation session which covers topics related to health and safety, transportation, communications and cultural adaptation. They will also take a Spanish evaluation to place them in one of the Spanish Language courses.


Students can live with carefully selected host families or can opt for an apartment with other students. San Andrés will make arrangements directly for host families and residences, and will provide resources to help those students who prefer to live in an apartment. 

Health Insurance 

Students are required to have international health insurance. 

Program Calendar 2017 

January 30th - February 24th & July 4th -July 31th

Program Costs 

USD $ 2,000 per student.

Discounted prices for students from partner universities. Scholarships are available.


Students must complete and submit an online application. Click here to apply

Deadline: October 15, 2016 & April 15, 2017

This fee includes:

  • Tuition. 
  • Coordination of the Program.
  • Use of campus facilities (classrooms, computer lab, library).
  • Welcome and farewell receptions.
  • Orientation.
  • Housing assistance.
  • Field trips and activities in Buenos Aires.

Additional costs not included: Airfare, visa fees, housing, meals, health insurance, local transportation, laundry, cell phone rental, incidental personal expenses and personal travel expenses.

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