BUENOS AIRES: Universidad del Salvador

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Fall Semester - Mid July - Early November
  • Spring Semester - March - July

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (l.marder@neu.edu)

This program in Buenos Aires allows students with a fluency in Spanish to live and study in one of South America's largest cities. Students spend either the summer/fall or spring/summer terms at the Universidad del Salvador, located in the heart of the city. Classes are taught exclusively in Spanish and are offered from the university's regular course offerings. Students are also encouraged to take the Spanish Improvement Course which focuses on the problems that arise at higher levels of Spanish instruction. Prior to the beginning of the academic term, students will participate in a two-day orientation program.

Students have the option of taking a one month intensive language course before the semester begins. Students are responsible for all fees payable directly to the University for this language program.



  • 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.
  • Students participating in this program are required to take five courses. Students will be charged Northeastern undergraduate tuition for 16 credits.  Should a student decide to transfer back a fifth course, he or she will then be charged an overload fee as defined on the Northeastern University Registrar’s website.  Please note: See Cost section for additional Study Abroad fees.  

For more information students can visit:

Course List Description - http://dcii.usal.edu.ar/dcii/descripcion-cursos

Suggested Courses (Popular among international students) - http://dcii.usal.edu.ar/dcii/cursos-sugeridos

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Host University

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Advanced Spanish language level
  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application
    • USAL online application Students must be nominated by NU study abroad advisor before beginning USAL online application and should complete the USAL application for "Alumnos con convenio."  Once you have completed the OSIP application, please email Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu) to request nomination to USAL.
    • Spanish Level Report completed by an NU Spanish professor
    • Medical form
    • Official transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • Tentative list of courses (international students are required to register for a minimum of 5 classes.  Only 4 classes will transfer to NU unless students elect to pay the overload fee for the 5th class)
    • Letter of intent in Spanish (approximately 250 words describing why you want to study at USAL)
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Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 : $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). 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.

Please note that this program requires students to take five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($5,577.50). 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.


Students choose to live with a host, in a student residence hall, or an apartment located in downtown Buenos Aires. 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.


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.