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Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Desarrollo

Tucumán 1699 - C1050AAG
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Tel: (54-11) 2206-4750



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    Contact Information
    Address                    Tucumán 1699, C1050AAG, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Phone Number        (+ 54 11) 2206-4750
    Opening hours        Monday to Friday from 9am–6pm
    General e-mail         internacional@usal.edu.ar
    Contact Staff for Incoming Students
    Coordinator of Incoming Mobility      
    Flavio Virgara            fvirgara@usal.edu.ar
    Academic Advisor
    Jessica Cohen           jessica.cohen@usal.edu.ar 
    Administrative Assistants
    Pablo Milano           pmilano@usal.edu.ar
    Academic calendar 2020
    Regular Exchange–First Semester 2020
    March 5th–Official Arrival Day
    March 6th–Arrival Orientation
    March 9th–Semester begins
    March 23rd-Holiday
    March 24th National Holiday
    March 30th, 31st and April 1st – Course registration
    April 2nd–Day of Malvinas’ Veterans and Fallen. National Holiday
    9 y 10 de abril–Semana Santa. Feriado Nacional 
    1 de mayo–Día del Trabajador. Feriado Nacional 
    25 de mayo-Aniversario de la Revolución de Mayo 
    June 15th–National Holiday
    July 3rd–Semester ends
    July 4th-Last day of benefits
    Regular Exchange–Second Semester 2020
    July 30th–Official Arrival Day
    August 3rd–Arrival Orientation and Semester begins
    August 17th–National Holiday
    August 24th, 25th and 26th–Course registration
    September 21st–Student’s day
    October 12th–National Holiday
    November 14th–Semester ends
    Step 1:
    Coordinators must nominate their students by e-mail to alumnointernacional@usal.edu.ar, indicating full name, period of exchange and major/minor of each student.
    Step 2:
    Once students are nominated, they must complete the online application form
    Step 3:
    Students have to send to alumnointernacional@usal.edu.ar the following supporting material (*):
    -          Valid passport
    -          Copy of Academic Transcript
    -          Letter of intent in Spanish (250 words)
    -          Tentative list of courses (students must take a minimum of 5 classes at USAL to fulfil our requirements)
    -          Spanish Level Report: an intermediate level is required (please check our language indicators at Intermediate level
    -          Medical form: completed and signed by student
    (*) Files must be send as PDF or JPG.
    We recommend students to have all the listed documents before starting the online application.
    USAL will not accept incomplete applications.
    Application deadlines:
    First semester (march – july):  October 15th.
    Second semester (july – november): April 15th.
    Our office sends the official acceptance letter by email.
    The University’s academic structure is made of facultades (Schools) and Escuelas where one or more academic degrees are offered. Our academic system is based on mandatory curricula. 
    Our regular students are given a structured study plan every year of their degree.  Argentine students take all their courses with the same group of classmates.
    The main language of instruction is Spanish.
    Academic Year
    It consists of two semesters:
            First semester: March –July                                 
            Second semester: July –November
    • There are semester-long and annual courses. International students may register in either.
    • International students can choose any subject offered in almost any major according to their interests, academic background and Spanish proficiency.
    • International students should register in a minimum of 5 courses.
    • The teaching methodology varies according to the professor: lecture type classes in groups no larger than 40 students, small group courses with active interaction between faculty and students and classes specially designed for international students.
    • Courses meet once or twice per week.
    • Class attendance is mandatory. Students must have at least a 75% attendance rate.
    • Student assessment varies: midterm exams, final exams, research work, term papers, etc.  Examinations can be oral or written. Exams for international students are given within the semester and before classes end.
    • Our grading system is from 1 to 10.  10 is the highest grade. 4 is the lowest passing grade and anything below it is a Fail. 
    • The language of instruction is Spanish.
    • Transcripts are sent to the student’s home university at the beginning of the following semester:
    • Students who have completed USAL’s First semester: academic transcripts will be mailed by September. Second semester: academic transcripts will be mailed by February.
    ACADEMIC OFFER IN ENGLISH 2019 (tentative list)
    SEMESTER 1 (March-July)
    SEMESTER 2 (July-November)
    School of Social Sciences
    History of International Relations
    History of International Relations
    Urban Inequalities in Latin America (service learning)
    International Politics in Latin America
    International relations seminar: Latin America and China – Economic relations and politicial approaches
    Contemporary International Politics: Geopolitics and the Middle East
    International relations seminar: Geopolitics and the Middle East
    Public Policies and Gender
    Urban Inequalities in Latin America (service learning)
    School of Management and Economics
    Contemporary International Agenda
    Contemporary International Agenda
    Political and Social Processes in Latin America
    Society, Culture and Argentine Politics
      Intercultural Negotiation
      Intercultural Management
    School of History, Geography and Tourism
    History of Art in Argentina and Latin America
    History of Art in Argentina and Latin America
    Tourist Geography
    School of Education and Communication Science
    Introduction to Journalism
    Consumer behavior
    Introduction to Public Relations
    Education Science
    School of Psychology
    Neuroscience III
    Basic Psychological Processes II
    School of Design
    Introduction to Marketing
    School of Modern Languages
    English Normative
    English Normative
    English and North-American Culture
    English and North-American Culture
    English Literature
    English Literature
    Methods of Translation
    Methods of Translation
    Methods of Interpretation
    Methods of Interpretation
    Comparative Structures (English and Spanish)
    Comparative Structures (English and Spanish)
    School of Engineering
    Systems of Information
    - Host Student Program (Buddy Program): this is an informal group organized by USAL students to provide a friendly environment for international students, especially during their first weeks in the city. They plan asados, nights out and cultural activities together.
    Find out more:
    Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/dTTjZe
    - Sports: the university offers a variety of sports, such as men’s and women’s soccer, hockey, tennis, rugby, etc. Sports are one of the best opportunities for international students to make friends who share the same interests and to travel for tournaments and matches held in other parts of the country.
    Find out more:
    (+54-11) 4815-0260 Mon to Fri 12-4pm
    - Choir and Orchestra: this is a great activity for students interested in playing an instrument or singing in a renowned University Choir.
    Find out more:
    - Library
    Find out more:
    Address: Av. Córdoba 1601 - 3rd floor
    Mon to Fri 9am-8.30pm
    (+54-11) 4371-0422 int. 1229
    - Pastoral Activities: these activities are organized by the different Schools. Students who choose to participate in them will have a unique opportunity to approach an entirely different social situation while making a difference in another person’s life.
    Find out more with the Academic Advisor of any of the Schools where you are taking courses.
    - Life in Buenos Aires:
    The Department of Migrations together with the Argentine Foreign Ministry have changed the disposition for Student Visas: from now on all students who wish to study for more than 90 days must process a Student Visa in an Argentine Conulate in their country BEFORE entering Argentina.
    Together with the Acceptance Letter, we will send each student important documentation so that they may iniciate the Visa process directly in the Argentine Consulate.
    These documents are points 4, 5 and 6 from the following link: https://www.cancilleria.gob.ar/en/services/visas/student-visa-365-days
    In addition students will have to send the Consulate the other required documentation and complete the forms indicated in their webpage. 
    This application will cost U$D 150 or €150 and can take up to 40 days to be processed and accepted.
    It is extremely important that at the moment of completing their application, students send a valid copy of their passports. The passport must be valid up to 6 months after the exchange period. Students must also indicate in which Consulate they will be processing the Visa while completing the admission form, http://dcii.usal.edu.ar/dcii/formulario-admision-usal. They can check the Argentine Consulate here: link
    If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Argentine Consulate at your country of residence: https://www.mrecic.gov.ar/en/representaciones
    Students who do not comply with Argentina’s migratory legislation will have to be dismissed from the program and will not receive an academic transcript. USAL will notify the National Migrations Department and the home university.
    USAL does not have on-campus accommodation. Students are responsible for booking their own accommodation during their stay in Argentina.
    Below is some useful information to help you find accommodation in Buenos Aires.
    We suggest staying in a hostel or a hotel during the first few days while you look for the best accommodation. This will allow you to visit the different options. Once you have decided on one, we recommend you sign a formal contract.
    There are several options for accommodation in Buenos Aires
            Homestay accommodation: You would be living with a person or a family and probably other guests. Benefits usually include a single or double room with or without meals. For more information and recommendations, please contact internacional@usal.edu.ar
           Student Residences: Most of them offer shared rooms with breakfast. They usually provided cooking facilities.
    Some of them are:
    -          Residencia Bendersky
    -          La casa del Girasol
    -          Hostel La Porteña
    -          Residencia Agata Convert 
    -          Residencia Master 
    -          Proyecto Alfa 2000  
    -          Residencia Siglo XXI 
    -          Residencia La Casa Grande
           Shared appartments: You will be living with other argentine or International students on a temporary rental basis. The most popular websites to look for this kind of lodging are Airbnb, Craigslist y Roomgo.
    If you are interested in receiving detailed information on accommodation options, please e-mail us to internacional@usal.edu.ar.


    In case of a medical emergency:
    1)       Contact our staff at any time.
    2)       Go to the nearest hospital if necessary.

    Emergency contact information

    (Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm)
    For safety reasons, we ask students to inform us if they will be travelling within or out of the country.
    Daily Precautions
    Protests and Demonstrations
    During your stay in Buenos Aires you will probably encounter many protests and demonstrations in different parts of the city. The most common concentration areas are: Plaza de Mayo, Congreso (Congress), and the Ministry of Education (100 metres from USAL’s International office).  If you find yourself in a place where a protest or a demonstration is occurring we strongly recommend staying away. Sometimes police intervene and take cautionary action.  
    Robberies and street crime
    Foreigners and tourists are the main targets for street crime. That is why it is best to be cautious. We recommend taking a small amount of money on you, and always leave your original passport at home (it is enough to carry a copy of it). If you are confronted in the street do not resist. Your physical and personal safety is top priority at all times.   
    In Buenos Aires, as in any big city, robberies in public places, streets, and transports are quite common.  The “arrebato” is the most common felony. It is a type of robbery in where the thief snatches your bag and runs away with your personal belongings (bag, cell phone, or cameras). Sometimes it is taken to a higher level whereby the offender may go past on a motorbike, snatch a bag/phone out of your hands and make a fast getaway.
    At subways or trains do not stand close to the opening doors of the platform as the offender may snatch your bag and then quickly jump on or off the train. Valuable technology items such as iPhones are very expensive and not easily accessible in Argentina. You need to have special care with them.  In public transport such as subways and trains, where many people are together in a small place, be aware of the “carteristas” or “chorros”. If you are going to carry your phone with you make sure that, if it is in your bag, it is held close to your body at all times. If you are wearing a backpack or a handbag make sure that it is strapped around the front and highly visible to you at all times.
    Do not leave items unattended in public places. Make sure that your wallet is carried in a position where you can see it (for example, in your front pockets). Never carry items behind you.   Always be alert and wary of people who are standing too close to you or ask you questions as this may be the start of a street crime. Two people may be working together.
    Parks and remote areas
    We strongly recommend that you avoid walking through parks particularly at night. If you plan on going to a remote area make sure that you consult a trusted local friend or an USAL Academic Advisor at the International office to ensure that it is safe to go to that particular place at that time.   This does not mean that it is not possible to freely walk around Buenos Aires but you need to take the necessary precautions.  
    In Buenos Aires, the safest areas and the most insecure ones are located close to one another. The safest neighbourhoods are Belgrano, Recoleta, Barrio Norte and Palermo.  
    Often tourists can be robbed or by taxi drivers. We strongly recommend that you use only radio taxis. We also suggest that you make a phone reservation through one of the companies listed below:
    -ALO 4855-5555
    -CITYTAX 4585-5544
    ATM–Bank Teller Machines
    You need to exercise a lot of caution when you withdraw money from al ATM as someone may be watching from the outside waiting for you to go out. We strongly recommend that you use the ATM in the university building on Rodriguez Peña 714.
    Police Stations and Consulates
    If you have been victim of a felony you may ask for assistance at the Tourist Police Station where the police speak various languages: Address: Av. Corrientes 436 CABA Buenos Aires Phone number: 01143465748. If you require any Consular Assistance (if your Passport has been stolen or if you are missing any important document from your home country) do not hesitate to contact your Consulate. If you need to know its address or phone number please check it on:
    Medical Emergencies
    Before arriving in Argentina make sure you are well aware of how your medical insurance works.   If you require medical assistance in Buenos Aires we recommend that you go to:
    -Hospital Alemán in Avenida Pueyrredón 1640. Phone number: 4827-7000
    -Instituto Argentino de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento in Marcelo T. de Alvear 2346. Phone number: 4965-6500.



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    La Dirección de Cooperación Internacional, dependiente del Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Desarrollo, es el punto focal en materia internacional: brinda asistencia y colaboración a las Unidades Académicas, a los Institutos y a los otros Vicerrectorados que componen la Universidad.

    Su objetivo es fortalecer los programas de internacionalización para estudiantes, docentes y graduados; de esta manera, brindarles mejores herramientas y competencias globales e interculturales. Esto les permitirá desarrollarse en ámbitos académicos y profesionales con un mayor y mejor entendimiento internacional.

    done_all      Objetivos

    La Dirección de Cooperación Internacional, dependiente del Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Desarrollo, es el punto focal en materia internacional: brinda asistencia y colaboración a las Unidades Académicas, a los Institutos y a los otros Vicerrectorados que componen la Universidad.

    Su objetivo es fortalecer los programas de internacionalización para estudiantes, docentes y graduados; de esta manera, brindarles mejores herramientas y competencias globales e interculturales. Esto les permitirá desarrollarse en ámbitos académicos y profesionales con un mayor y mejor entendimiento internacional.

    supervisor_account      Staff

    a/c de la Vicerrectora de Investigación y Desarrollo 
    Coordinador de Cooperación Internacional
    Coordinador de Movilidad Entrante
    Coordinadora de Movilidad Saliente
    Asesora de Cooperación Internacional
    Asesora de Cooperación Internacional
    Asesora de Movilidad Saliente
    Asistente Administrativo




    Estudiantes USAL

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    International Students

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    Español para Extranjeros

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    Los alumnos internacionales pueden tomar clases de español durante su intercambio en la USAL. Los cursos duran un cuatrimestre.

    Para ello, deberán tomar el examen on-line previo al inicio de clases en la USAL. Una vez en Buenos Aires, deberán tener una entrevistra con los profesores de español antes de incorporarse a las clases.

    IMPORTANTE: Todos los cursos requieren un nivel de idioma previo


    Horas Semanales
    Horas Totales
    Nivel Intermedio 
    Nivel Intermedio Alto
    Nivel Alto - Mitos y Leyendas
    Nivel Alto - Historia del Tango
    Nivel Avanzado - Taller de Literatura, Redacción y Gramática



    Docentes y Graduados


    people     Docentes

    La Dirección de Cooperación Internacional depende directamente del Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Desarrollo, y es el punto focal en materia internacional con las distintas Unidades Académicas que la componen.
    En ese contexto, brinda asesoramiento a todos/as los/as docentes que estén interesados/as en realizar alguna experiencia académica en el exterior. Para ello, deben cumplir con ciertos requisitos generales:
    • La experiencia internacional debe representar un impacto institucional, por lo que el/la docente debe acompañar su interés con el aval de la autoridad de su unidad académica.
    • Poseer una antigüedad en el cargo de por lo menos tres años académicos consecutivos.
    • Poseer título universitario con un promedio no inferior a siete puntos.
    • Contar con una carga horaria asignada no menor a ocho horas semanales.
    • Acreditar un nivel avanzado del idioma de la universidad extranjera de interés.
    Para más información, se pueden comunicar con Juan Manuel Godoy jgodoy@usal.edu.ar o María Paula Guáqueta Ramírez mpramire@usal.edu.ar.
    Registro de actividades internacionales-docentes USAL
    Estimado/a docente/investigador/a: le agradecemos responder la siguiente encuesta cada vez que participe de alguna actividad internacional. 
    Enlace a la encuesta: http://bit.ly/3335yP9.


    school     Graduados USAL


    public     Convocatorias internacionales

    Desde la DCI, se comparten año tras año las convocatorias destacadas en el extranjero bajo dos modalidades:
    1. Aplicación independiente (la gestiona el propio/a interesado/a).
    2. Aplicación vía USAL (proceso de selección/postulación en la DCI).
    1. Becas internacionales (disponibles en la web de Campus Global). 
    Oportunidades destacadas: 
    Click aquí para acceder al calendario de convocatorias 2019.
    Área de Cooperación Internacional de la DCI:
    • Juan Manuel Godoy: jgodoy@usal.edu.ar.
    • María Paula Guáqueta Ramírez: mpramire@usal.edu.ar.
    • Jimena Alcaraz: jalcaraz@usal.edu.ar.

    timeline     Enlaces de intrés sobre becas y oportunidades en el exterior

    El Gobierno de la Nación de la Argentina, a través del Ministerio de Educación, Ciencia y Tecnología, lanzó la plataforma en línea Campus Global. Allí, se pueden encontrar convocatorias para estudios/estudios en el extranjero.
    Destinatarios/as: estudiantes, graduados/as, docentes, investigadores/as y profesionales. 
    Convocatorias destacadas dentro de la plataforma:
    • Becas de Excelencia del Gobierno de México para extranjeros.
    • Becas de Excelencia Eiffel.
    • Becas del Gobierno de Canadá.
    • Becas del Gobierno de Corea del Sur.
    • Becas del Gobierno de China.
    • Becas del Gobierno de Israel.
    • Becas del Gobierno de Italia.
    • Becas del Gobierno de Japón.
    • Becas del Gobierno de Suiza.
    • Becas del Gobierno de Taiwán.
    • Becas del Gobierno de Turquía.
    • British Council Argentina.
    • Campus France Argentine.
    • Chevening.
    • Comisión Fulbright.
    • DAAD.
    • Erasmus +.
    • Fundación Carolina.
    • Organización de los Estados Iberoamericanos (OEA).



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    Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Desarrollo

    Tucumán 1699 - C1050AAG
    Buenos Aires - Argentina
    Tel: (54-11) 2206-4750