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Buenos Aires Academic Institution


University of Belgrano
Accreditation
The University of Belgrano is recognized by the Argentine Ministry of Public Education as a degree granting institution of higher learning.
Available Programs
Advanced Argentine Immersion
Latin American Studies
Intensive Spanish Language
University of Belgrano

University of Belgrano

Since its founding as a private institution in 1964, the University of Belgrano has grown to become one of Argentina's leaders in higher education. The university offers a complete range of courses to a culturally diverse population of more than 14,500 students. More than 900 international students participate in exchange programs through the University of Belgrano annually.

The campus, located in one of the most relaxing and distinguished residential areas of metropolitan Buenos Aires, is just a few minutes from downtown. Its modern facilities are equipped with computer labs and well-maintained libraries. The school also offers a variety of cultural, artistic and athletic activities to complement the academic program.

Courses are instructed by university faculty through the Programa de Estudios Argentinos y Latinoamericanos, as well as different departments of the University of Belgrano. CEA students will have access to the same university facilities as Argentine students, including a university ID, computer labs, library, and campus bookstore. This special feature allows CEA students to fully appreciate daily life in Argentina. In addition, by sharing the university campus with Argentines, CEA students have ample opportunity to meet and interact with their Argentine peers.

Classroom Information

  • Faculty from University of Belgrano will teach your language courses and electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Argentina can be very different from those found in the US or Canada. Be prepared to adapt to the different classroom structures and coursework expectations for your school.
  • Class size ranges between 10 and 15 students for language courses and between 10 and 40 students for your electives.
  • You will be in class with international students from the US, Europe, Canada and other parts of the world. Due to the superior mastery of the language required, you will not be in classes with host national students unless you test at the high intermediate language level.

Grading

The professors in Argentina will carefully evaluate students' work and progress. Reading, written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation and performance on exams will be taken into account when calculating the final grade. Students who do not maintain a minimum level of 80% attendance will not be permitted to take the final exam. There are no exceptions to this rule. Although grades at the University of Belgrano are based on a 10-point scale, the verbal grades explained below are used by all Argentine universities and are the grades that students will see on their transcripts. Interpretation of the Argentine grading scale is as follows:

Spanish Verbal Grade US Verbal Equivalent Spanish Number Grade US Letter Equivalent
Sobresalient
Excellent
10
A+
Distinguido
Very Good
9
A
8
A-
Bueno
Good
7
B+
6
B
Aprobado
Adequate/Pass
5
B-
4
C
Insuficiente
Fail/Insufficient
1 - 3
F
Reprobado
Fail/Incomplete
Fail/Incomplete
F