About the Program

Veritas Christian Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Since Argentina is the birthplace of Pope Francis, Christians hope to see a more widespread practice of faith across the country and Latin America. Christianity is the major religion of the country, though only 20% of the population claims to actually practice it.

Students participating in the Veritas in Buenos Aires, Argentina will attend the University of Belgrano. The University of Belgrano is recognized by the Argentine Ministry of Public Education. UB was ranked 62nd in the QS Latin American University Rankings 2014. 

 

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Language requirement: NONE (open to all levels)

Program Highlights

  • Courses in English and with Locals
  • Intensive Language Terms
  • Gap Programs available

Academic Overview

Semester Programs (spring, fall & year)

Students are required to maintain full-time student status during their programs, including:

  • Cross-Cultural Leadership 
    • (45 contact hours/3 semester credits; taught by Veritas professor)
  • International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum 
    • (1-3 semester credits; facilitated by Veritas Mission Mentor)
  • One Spanish language course required for beginning language level students only
  • Other contact hours at the UB to maintain full-time student status

*Intensive Month Spanish Language program available for an additional price. 

Summer Programs

Students will enroll in the following:

  • One intensive Spanish language course per session* at the UB 
  • International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum 
    • (1-3 semester credits; facilitated by Veritas Mission Mentor)

*Note: This is only for students enrolling in one summer session. Back-to-back summer sessions are able to choose more courses at the University of Belgrano.

 

Language Level Placement

All students will take a placement exam upon online prior to arrival to determine language proficiency level. Exam results may determine eligibility for course enrollment. Students who arrive having completed the following number of semesters/quarters of college-level Spanish, or the equivalent, typically place into the corresponding language level:

Semesters Quarters Language Level
0-1 0-2 Beginning
2-3 3-5 Intermediate
4-5 6-8 Advanced
6+ 9+ Superior
 

 

Academic Credit

Credits earned may vary according to the policies of the student's home institution. For visa regulations, and according to Veritas Christian Study Abroad policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status for the duration of the program as determined by their home institution. 

 

Visa

Students may be required to obtain a student visa and should inquire with the corresponding consulate.