Universidad del Salvador | #USALIZATE

DIRECCIÓN DE COOPERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL
Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Desarrollo

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

DIRECCIÓN DE COOPERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL

USAL

    Information in English

    INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS OFFICE (DCI)
     
    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
     
     
    Staff
     
    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 2019
     
    Regular Exchange – First Semester 2019
     
    March 7th – Arrival Orientation
     
    March 11th – Semester begins
     
    March 27th, 28th and 29th – Online course registration
     
    April 2nd – Day of Malvinas’ Veterans and Fallen. National Holiday
     
    April 18th and 19th – Easter Weekend. National Holiday
     
    May 1st – National Holiday
     
    June 17th – National Holiday
     
    June 20th – National Holiday
     
    June 28th – Semester ends
     
    Regular Exchange – Second Semester 2019
     
    July 29th and 30th – Arrival Orientation
     
    July 29th – Semester begins
     
    July 31st – St. Ignatius of Loyola. The University will be closed.
     
    August 15th – Assumption of Mary. The University will be closed.
     
    August 19th – National Holiday
     
    October 14th – National Holiday
     
    November 15th – Semester ends
     
    Reagular Exchange – First semester 2020 
     
    March 9th – Arrival Orientation
     
    March 9th – Semester begins
     
    July 3rd – Semester ends
     
     
     
    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURE
     
    HOW TO APPLY
     
    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.
     
    ACCEPTANCE
     
    Our office sends the official acceptance letter by email.
     
     
     
    ACADEMIC SYSTEM
     
    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
     
    Classes
    • 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
    Accounting
    Coaching
    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
    Linguistics
    Linguistics
    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
     
     
    ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
     
    - 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:
     
     
    STUDENT VISA
     
    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.
     
     
     
    ACCOMMODATION
     
    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.
     
     
     

    MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PERSONAL SAFETY AND TRAVELLING

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

    Emergency contact information

     
    DURING OFFICE HOURS
    (Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm)
     
    OUTSIDE OFFICE HOURS
     
    4372-3034
    4372-3016
    4372-2758
     
     
     
    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.  
     
    Taxis
    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.

    DCI

    USAL

    account_balance      Quienes Somos

    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.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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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.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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

     

     

     

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    Español para Extranjeros

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    CURSOS DE ESPAÑOL PARA ALUMNOS INTERNACIONALES

    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

     

    Curso
     
    Programa
    Horas Semanales
    Horas Totales
    Horario
    Nivel Intermedio 
     
    5
    90
    Nivel Intermedio Alto
     
    5
    90
    Nivel Alto - Mitos y Leyendas
     
    4
    72
    Nivel Alto - Historia del Tango
     
    3
    54
    Nivel Avanzado - Taller de Literatura, Redacción y Gramática
     
    3
    54

     

     

    Docentes y Graduados

    USAL

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    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 esta encuesta cada vez que realice alguna actividad internacional. 
     
    Enlace a la encuesta: http://bit.ly/3335yP9.
     

     

    school     Graduados USAL

    Pese a que la USAL tiene suscriptos convenios marco y convenios de movilidad con instituciones extranjeras, dirigidos exclusivamente a alumnos/as de grado, docentes e investigadores/as, en la DCI, se brinda asesoramiento a todos aquellos graduados/as que deseen realizar estudios de posgrado en el exterior.
     
    Desde esta Dirección, además, se difunden convocatorias promovidas por gobiernos, organismos (embajadas, agencias internacionales de educación superior) y universidades extranjeras, y, dependiendo del programa, se gestiona la aplicación y el seguimiento correspondiente.
     
    En caso de que el graduado/a esté interesado en alguna propuesta, puede comunicarse con los representantes del área de Cooperación para obtener más información: Juan Manuel Godoy (jgodoy@usal.edu.ar), María Paula Guáqueta Ramírez (mpramire@usal.edu.ar) o Jimena Alcaraz (jalcaraz@usal.edu.ar).
     
    HOMOLOGACIÓN DE TÍTULOS UNIVERSITARIOS:
    Los trámites son responsabilidad exclusiva del interesado/a y varían según cuál sea la universidad y el país anfitrión. Esta información debe ser solicitada en la embajada o en el consulado correspondiente.
     

     

     

    public     Convocatorias internacionales

    1. Becas del gobierno del Japón:

    El Ministerio de Educación del país asiático invita a postularse a las oportunidades de estudio de posgrado en ese país. Para conocer más, ingresar en el siguiente enlace: http://www.ar.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000230066.pdf.

     

    2. Becas Eiffel:

    Esta oportunidad de estudio se ofrece a alumnos del último año de su carrera o graduados en USAL, para maestrías y doctorados en universidades de Francia. Las áreas prioritarias de estudio son: IIngeniería y Ciencias Ambientales (ésta a nivel de doctorado), Economía y Administración, Derecho y Ciencia Política.

    Aclaración: ka postulación oficial del candidato la realizará una universidad francesa. Desde la DCI solo se presenta al candidato para que sea aceptado en la universidad de interés y sea considerado para la beca.

    Para conocer la información completar de la convocatoria 2016, ingresar en: http://www.campusfrance.org/sites/default/files/vademecum_eiffel_2017_uk.pdf.

     

    3. Becas Chevening:

     
    Se trata de oportunidades de estudio en universidades de Reino Unido, cuyo objetivo es reclutar graduados con un fuerte potencial de liderazgo de todo el mundo.
     
    Beneficios: pasaje aéreo ida y vuelta,  estipendio mensual, cobertura médica, visado, pago de los estudios con un límite establecido cada año por el programa.
     
    Son requisitos: poseer título de grado, tener al menos dos años de experiencia laboral, cumplir con el requisito de nivel de inglés (IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge English (Advanced).
     
     

    4. Maestrías y doctorados en Francia: (click sobre la imagen)

     

    5. Becas del Servicio Alemán de Intercambio Académico: brinda información sobre posibilidades de estudio para estudiantes de grado, graduados y científicos de todo el mundo, en Alemania: (click sobre la imagen)

     

    6. Becas de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) para maestrías y doctorados: (click sobre la imagen)

     

     

    7. Yenching Academy (Universidad de Pekín) ofrece maestrías durante un año, en China: (click sobre la imagen)

     

    8. Becas de la Fundación Carolina: doctorados, formación permanente y cursos de verano, en España: (click sobre la imagen)

     

    9. Maestrías  y doctorados en  los Estados Unidos:

     

    10. Becas BEC.AR:

    Se trata de un programa de becas de maestrías de uno y dos años, en diversas universidades del extranjero. Esta iniciativa depende de la Jefatura de Gabinete de Ministros, en la órbita de la Subsecretaría de Gestión y Empleo Público, del Gobierno nacional. Las áreas sobre las que trabaja son: ciencia, tecnología e innovación productiva de relevancia estratégica para el desarrollo sustentable del país.

    Destinatarios:
    Todos los profesionales de nacionalidad y/o residencia argentina, graduados de instituciones universitarias de carreras de no menos de cuatro años de duración en carreras afines con las áreas estratégicas seleccionadas, que se comprometan a reinsertarse laboralmente en la Argentina una vez finalizada su maestría.

    Criterios de elegibilidad:
    Nivel de idioma inglés, mérito académico, experiencia laboral, otros logros profesionales, realización de actividades voluntarias y/o con fines sociales, compromiso de regresar al país (se priorizará a quienes se comprometan a residir en el interior del país), compromiso de reincorporación a instituciones públicas o privadas vinculadas a la ciencia, tecnología e innovación productiva.

    Beneficios:
    Traslado del becario ida y vuelta a destino, al comienzo y final del curso de especialización (por única vez), estipendio para alojamiento y manutención el tiempo que dura el curso de especialización, seguro de salud, matrícula, material didáctico y costo de la visa. 
     
    Más información e inscripciones en: bec.ar o contactándose a: becar@modernización.gob.ar.
     

     

     

     
     

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    DIRECCIÓN DE COOPERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL
    Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Desarrollo

    Tucumán 1699 - C1050AAG
    Buenos Aires - Argentina
    Tel: (54-11) 2206-4750
    internacional@usal.edu.ar