For Whitman students wishing to study in a smaller city in the Southern Cone of Latin America, Whitman has partnered with the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University’s program in Mendoza, Argentina.  Students will enroll in an intensive Spanish language and culture course with a strong focus on the nuances of Argentine Spanish.  Program participants will take the remainder of their courses at the program center and at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, a public university known for its studio arts program.  Some courses at the Universidad de Congreso, a smaller and newer private university in downtown Mendoza, are open to students on this program. All courses are taught in Spanish by Argentine professors.

Fields of study:

Spanish language, art and art history, politics, theater, history, geography, anthropology, and literature


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Language Prerequisite:

Four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


July-December; February-July


15-16 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Advanced Spanish & Argentine Culture (4 credits) 
Two to four elective courses at the Center and local universities (3-6 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 IFSA-Butler credit = 1 Whitman credit




Students are provided three meals a day by their host families


Non-credit bearing volunteer positions are available to help students access the local culture and gain an understanding of challenges that face Argentina.


IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Program Link:

IFSA-Butler: Mendoza Universities Program