Through the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University, Whitman students may study with Argentine and U.S. students in the vibrant metropolis of Buenos Aires. The program offers the opportunity for students proficient in Spanish to take courses at four different universities in the capital, including the prestigious Universidad de Buenos Aires. Students also have the option to enroll in specialized academic tracks focusing on topics like human rights; gender, diversity, and minority studies; literature; theatre; cinema; and Intensive Spanish.  In addition to living in an apartment with local hosts, this program assigns a local graduate student tutor to each student to help participants navigate the Argentine university system.

Fields of study:

Spanish literature, Latin American studies, history, international relations, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, sociology and psychology


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Language Prerequisite:

Minimum of five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent; four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent for the Intensive Spanish concentration.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


July-December; February-July


15-16 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Spanish Language and Argentine Culture (3 credits)
Two to four electives at the Center and/or local universities (3-6 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 IFSA-Butler credit = 1 Whitman credit


In apartments with Argentine hosts, who are typically single-parent families, young professional couples, or elderly widows


Thirteen meals per week are provided in the host family


Unpaid, non-credit internships may be available and arranged after arrival


IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Program Link:

IFSA-Butler: Argentine Universities Program