UF in Buenos Aires - University of Florida


UF in Buenos Aires - University of Florida
UF in Buenos Aires
Language and Culture
Summer A
May 14 - June 25, 2011
University of Florida Study Abroad
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies
at UF offers bilingual students an opportunity to
earn 6 credits at the University of Belgrano.
• Round trip airport transportation (on the beginning and end
dates of the program)
• Excursions to El Tigre and Día del Campo
• Guided tours and entrance fees
• Visits to Museums, art galleries, tango bars, etc
• Learn how to dance the Tango
• Iguazú Falls excursion - optional
• Visit the International Book Fair
Courses taught by Susana Braylan for UF GPA credit
SPN 4314: Advanced Composition and Syntax for Bilingual
Speakers (taught by UF faculty for 3 UF GPA credits)
SPN: 4095: Translation
SPN 3930: Argentinean Culture and Literature
(taught by University of Belgrano faculty for 3 transfer credits)
Eligibility: This program is open to all bilingual students in
good standing who have completed SPN3350 or equivalent
and have earned a 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale. Contac professor
Braylan for placement.
Application Deadline:
March 1, 2011
2011 Program fee: $4,850
Fee includes: Tuition for 6 credits, transportation to
and from airport, on-site orientation, housing, 3
weekday meals, weekend kitchen access, excursions,
hotel and breakfast while on excursions, guided tours
and entrance fees, international health insurance and
medical emergency assistance.
Round-trip airfare is not included.
Contact Information:
UFIC Study Abroad Advisor:
Rocky Rockwell - [email protected] 352-273-1508
Program Coordinator:
Susana Braylan - [email protected] - 352-273-3747
Visit: www.clas.ufl.edu/users/sbraylan/
Student Financial Aid Advisor:
See your assigned financial aid advisor.
University of Florida reserves the right to make changes.
UF International Center * 170 Hub * PO Box 113225 * Gainesville, FL 32611-3225
Phone: 352-273-1539 * Fax: 352-392-5575 * Email: [email protected] * Web: www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu
UF in Buenos Aires
Financial Aid
Buenos Aires (pop. 13 million) is well-known for its cultural diversity and
dynamic atmosphere, making it one of South America's most elegant and
vibrant cities. The city's history revolves around the Western European
immigrants whose descendants have preserved their influences since the
19th century by way of architecture, art, and style. Buenos Aires lies in
the “Pampas” (fertile plains), close to the coast, and is located on the edge
of the great Río de La Plata. The Pampas are famous for the “gauchos,” or
cowboys, who tend the land and raise cattle and horses there. Most of
Argentina's most notable museums and cultural attractions can be found in
Buenos Aires. In the last ten years the city has declared dozens of sights
as historical attractions and turned many places into museums. Students
will be visiting museums and art galleries, several cultural activities will
be planned related to what they will be studying in both classes; for
example, visits to houses of famous authors, to restaurants where artists
and writers used to meet, etc. Moreover, Buenos Aires hosts every year in
May the International Book Fair, which will be an excellent visit for our
students. Furthermore, May 25th, 2010 will be Argentina’s bicentennial
anniversary and many special activities and shows, free to the public, are
being planned all over the city.
University of Florida students
needing financial aid should apply
through UF Student Financial
Affairs (SFA). Non-UF students
needing financial aid must apply to
their home institutions.
Universidad de Belgrano
The University of Belgrano (UB) is a
private institution that was founded
in 1964. After more than thirty years
of continuous growth, the University
of Belgrano now has thirteen schools
devoted to both undergraduate and
graduate education in several fields.
The University itself is situated in a
lovely urban area surrounded by
parks and residential neighborhoods.
Nearby is the commercial center of
Belgrano, a suburb in northeast
Buenos Aires, only a quicksubway or
bus ride away from downtown
Buenos Aires.
Academic Credits
Students will be housed in the
“Master Residencias Universitarias”
during the Buenos Aires program (3
to 4 students per room) with 3
meals per day included with laundry
facilities available. Student
accommodations are conveniently
located in neighborhoods
surrounding the University of
Belgrano. The student residence
life will give them a better
opportunity to learn about the local
culture and to practice Spanish.
Student residences host not only
f o r e i gn s t u d e n t s b u t a l s o
Argentinean students from the rest
of the country who come to study to
Buenos Aires.
This is an
extraordinary opportunity for our
students to get to know local
students and to participate in their
everyday lives.
For more information, please visit:
A $250 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the
program is required at the time of application. The remaining
fees are due no later than 30 days prior to departure.
As this is a UF program, credits taken can satisfy major, Effective Spring 2011 for 2010-11: Students will be charged
minor, and elective requirements with prior approval.
local fees for UFGPA credit of $16.22 per undergraduate
credit or $32.05 per graduate credit. These fees will be
assessed and paid to UFS in addition to the program fee paid
Application deadline is March 1, 2011.
to the International Center.
Applications considered on space-available basis,
After paying the deposit, students receiving financial aid may
so please apply early.
defer part to all of the program fee upon proof of aid.
Please apply online at: www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu
or visit: www.clas.ufl.edu/users/sbraylan/
Not Included in the program fees:
UF local fees, round-trip airfare, additional personal travel
and personal expenses.
To request special assistance or accommodations, please contact 352-273-1539, or contact the Florida Relay System at 1-800-955-8771.
Requests should be made up to 72 hours in advance.