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
  • Courses with Locals
  • Intensive Language Terms
  • Gap Programs (post high school study for credit)

Academic Overview

Semester Programs (spring, fall & year)

Students are required to maintain fulltime student status during their programs, including:

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

*Students may choose to incorporate the Four-Week Intensive Spanish Language course to this program for an additional price. Please refer to the Argentina Intensive Term program on veritasabroad.com for more information.

Summer Programs

Students will enroll in the following:

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

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


Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

All students will take a placement exam upon 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. Students may be required to obtain a student visa and should inquire with the corresponding consulate.