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)
Fall and Spring semester students will take two Veritas courses: Religion and Culture (3 credits) and the International Missions/Service-Learning practicum (1-3 credits). Students will have the opportunity to choose from a broad selection of other courses from the Universidad de Belgrano catalog to maintain full-time status and fulfill their academic requirements.
Summer students will take the the International Missions/Service-Learning practicum (1 credit) and one Intensive Spanish language course.*
*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:
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.