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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Monmouth applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
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Program Highlights

The Monmouth University Global Education Office collaborates with the ISA Study Abroad organization to offer our students semester programs in the dynamic city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. These are Monmouth's first semester-long study abroad program in Latin America, and we are excited to present these opportunities to our campus community! ISA Study Abroad is a well-established international education organization with on-site personnel committed to helping students with meaningful academic and cultural activities, 24/7 health/wellness support, and opportunities to prepare for lifelong global citizenship. The Monmouth in Buenos Aires program is a great chance to represent the university in a new part of the world, improve your Spanish language skills, and gain insight into our southern neighbors that will help enhance your life after Monmouth.

Monmouth’s Argentina Program includes the following:
  • Day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  • Enjoy a Tango Dinner Show
  • Day trip to the Tigre Delta
  • 3-day/2-night trip to the Iguazu Falls
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival in Argentina (dependent upon travel arrangements)
  • Full week on-site orientation 
  • ISA Pre-departure Orientation portal 
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Lunch in Argentina
  • Travel medical insurance via AIG travel insurance via Monmouth (complete coverage for anywhere you might travel during the program dates)
  • Fully furnished homestay accommodations with:
    • Breakfast and dinner 7 days a week 
    • Cleaning service once a week
      • Includes change of linens and towels
  • Visa & Immigration Advising (students are required to get a visa once they arrive on-site; there is no pre-departure visa process)
  • 24/7 Emergency support and On-site Staff support
  • 24/7 Mental Health and Wellness support -- enrollment in Morneau Shepell's My Student Support Program or My SSP where students can access counselors anytime during their Study Abroad experience

Monmouth Global's Pre-Departure Process includes the following:
  • Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions
  • Application support and academic advising
  • Open Office Hours for program inquiries and planning
  • Global Education Mentor/Mentee program for accepted students
  • Two Pre-Departure Orientation meetings for students
  • Pre-Departure Parent Orientation
  • Bon Voyage Lunch

Monmouth Global's Alumni Opportunities include the following:
  • Welcome Back Lunch at Monmouth upon return
  • Opportunity to become a ‘Global Education Mentor’ 
  • "Unpacking Your Study Abroad" workshop to translate your experiences into career credentials


Course Info

In the ISA Buenos Aires program, you can choose from a range of liberal arts and social science courses in subjects like Business, Communication, Political Science, English and more. Learn more about Argentine culture through hands-on experiences and hone your Spanish language skills in and out of the classroom. Designed for all levels of Spanish language ability, this versatile program allows you to choose electives, taught in English and Spanish that mesh with your interests.

Department Chairs, Deans and General Education Oversight Committee members review all course syllabi to ensure these courses can complete your General Education and Major requirements. Hence, it is crucial you pick approved courses.

  1. Review all MU APPROVED courses via WebAdvisor. This comprehensive list shows how courses equate back as Monmouth credit and the course types they carry.  Simply choose Buenos Aires, Argentina - ISA in the "Location" search for a full listing. 
  2. Review the typical courses offered during the spring and fall semesters here: 2020 ISA Argentina Course List
The Course Worksheet is meant to aid you in choosing the most suitable Monmouth approved courses to take during your semester abroad. Bring a copy of your worksheet to your Academic Advising meetings. 

Spring and Fall semester students can take 12-15 credits to be full-time. Most students choose a maximum of 15 credits, which is 5 classes. 

Possible Fall ISA Buenos Aires Schedule

(15 Credits)

IBAF 2118 FS 003 Advanced Spanish CD, GU 3
PEAL 264 FS 003 Latin American Film (Spanish) AT (Pending) 3
PALAS 420 EN LIT 003 Jorge Borges: Visions of Culture and Knowledge LIT 3
PALAS 326 AN 425 Latin American Cultures and Civilizations   3
PEAL 321 FS 004 Latin American Literature FS.LIT 3


Academic Calendar

Through study abroad, the Global Education Office strives to prepare students for successful lives in a global environment. We suggest early preparation for any global experience, and we ask that students plan ahead by becoming familiar with their academic audits and major requirements. This will enable students the most flexibility when exploring opportunities in other countries. Please see these dates below and prepare your future semester abroad today!  NOTE: 2020 dates noted in the directory are TENTATIVE.  We will get specific dates later in 2019, like during the Fall 2019 semester.

Spring 2019 ISA Argentina Program Dates

Depart from the U.S. You should be at the airport at least 2 1/2 hours prior to your flight departure time. Fri., February 22
Arrive in Buenos Aires for airport pickup. Mandatory Orientation meeting in the evening. Sat., February 23
ISA Bridging Cultures Program Orientation and city tour Sun., February 24
Orientation at the University of Belgrano
Interviews with academic advisors at the University of Belgrano ISA Bridging Cultures Program continued
February 25-March 1
Regular classes begin at the Universidad of Belgrano Mon., March 4
Memorial Day Sat., March 23
Easter Thu.-Fri., March 28-29
Veterans Day Mon., April 1
Mid-terms Mon.-Thu., April 22-May 2
Labor Day/May Day
Wed., May 1
National Day /May 1810 Revolution Fri., May 24
Regular Classes end, Final Exams at the Universidad de Belgrano Mon.-Thu., June 10-13
Farewell Lunch Fri., June 14
Return to the U.S. or pursue independent travel Sat., June 15

Fall 2B 2019 ISA Argentina Program Dates

Depart from the U.S. You should be at the airport at least 2 1/2 hours prior to your flight departure time. Fri., July 19
Arrive in Buenos Aires and meet on-site ISA Staff Sat., July 20
Bridging Cultures Program at ISA office and City Tour Sat.-Fri., July 20-26
Regular classes at the Universidad de Belgrano begin Mon., July 29
*Excursions* TBA
Paso a la Inmortalidad del General Jose de San Martin (Holiday) Mon., August 19
Mid-terms Mon.-Thu., September 16-26
Dia del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Holiday) Mon., October 14
Regular Classes end; Final Exams at the Universidad de Belgrano (Classes with International Students) Mon.-Fri., November 4-8
Farewell Lunch Fri., November 8
Return to the US or pursue independent travel Sat., November 9

                                                    Class hours and schedules will be determined once you arrive in Argentina.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/26/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/07/2020 06/20/2020
NOTE: Dates are tentative - check ISA website in summer
Fall 2020 03/20/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/17/2020 11/07/2020
NOTE: Dates are tentative.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.