This program in Buenos Aires allows students with a fluency in Spanish to live and study in one of South America's largest cities. Classes are taught exclusively in Spanish and are offered from the university's regular course offerings.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2018
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Students must be nominated by a Study Abroad Coordinator before beginning the online application. After completing the GEO application, contact Lane Marder (l.marder@neu.edu) to request nomination to USAL.
  • Official Transcript
  • Personal Statement: This should be ~250 words (in Spanish) describing why the student wishes to study at USAL.
  • Tentative Course List
  • Spanish Level Report: This must be completed by a Northeastern Spanish professor.
  • Medical Statement
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Restrictions
  • Restricted to: students with advanced Spanish proficiency.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • 5 courses per semester at Universidad del Salvador (USAL) is a full-time course load
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1 course: 3 NU credits (USAL: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take five 3-credit courses
  • One course at USAL will come in as 3 NU credits
  • If a student takes five USAL courses abroad, they will receive 15 NU credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Students may choose from Universidad del Salvador’s entire catalog. Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and departmental core requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad.

USAL has expanded their English course offerings, which can be found here.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $TBD
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

     

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2017
  • Deadline: October 5, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Students must be nominated by a Study Abroad Coordinator before beginning the online application. After completing the GEO application, contact Lane Marder (l.marder@neu.edu) to request nomination to USAL.
  • Official Transcript
  • Personal Statement: This should be ~250 words (in Spanish) describing why the student wishes to study at USAL.
  • Tentative Course List
  • Spanish Level Report: This must be completed by a Northeastern Spanish professor.
  • Medical Statement
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Restrictions
  • Restricted to: students with advanced Spanish proficiency.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • 5 courses per semester at Universidad del Salvador (USAL) is a full-time course load
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1 course: 3 NU credits (USAL: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take five 3-credit courses
  • One course at USAL will come in as 3 NU credits
  • If a student takes five USAL courses abroad, they will receive 15 NU credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Students may choose from Universidad del Salvador’s entire catalog. Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and departmental core requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad.

USAL has expanded their English course offerings, which can be found here.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

     

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

Argentina is the eighth largest nation in the world. It is made up of many contrasting geographical characteristics. The Northeast has lush vegetation and the Iguazu Falls. The Northwest is arid and very mountainous. South Argentina is very fertile and has many vineyards. Do not forget about the Andes mountain range that separates Chile and Argentina. Buenos Aires, the capital city, is located on the Rio de la Plata, the widest river in the world. It has a population of three million people, largely composed of European descendants. The city itself is very “European” in its style, with wide avenues, plazas, and cafes. It is also very cosmopolitan, and offers students many big city attractions such as theater, museums, restaurants, and an active night life.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • On-Campus: Students will have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs. Finding housing is the student’s responsibility, using the housing resources provided by USAL.
  • Off-Campus Student Arranged: Students will have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs. Finding housing is the student’s responsibility, using the housing resources provided by USAL.
  • Homestay: Students will have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs. Finding housing is the student’s responsibility, using the housing resources provided by USAL.

Host University or Organization

The Universidad del Salvador is a private university founded by the Jesuits in Buenos Aires in 1956. Since then, it has grown to become the largest, private university in the city. The university offers more than 30 different degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The school’s main buildings are located in the city’s center, offering easy access to a wide variety of cultural and commercial venues. In addition, there are other branches including Pilar. Located in the outskirts of the city, students may play a number of sports (free of charge) such as soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, rowing, and sailing.

Coordinators