Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
Preferred Participating Majors
This university is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
For over four decades, the name of the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA) has been associated to quality in the teaching of engineering. Because of the outstanding professional performance of its more than 4000 graduates, the prestige of this university has been constantly growing.
ITBA was created on November 20, 1959, by a group of Navy Officers and professionals from various fields with the purpose of advancing the teaching of engineering in Argentina. One of its best known founders was Vice-admiral Carlos A. Garzoni who served as President during the period of initial organization and development of this University. ITBA's academic activities began in 1960, when the first class entered its halls.
- off-campus residence halls
- off-campus apartment
- local host-family
- NO meal plan*
*Students who choose the host family option will most likely have some meals provided by the family at a monthly cost. Some off-campus residence halls offer optional meal plans.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For ITBA's online catalogue click here.
- ITBA will offer an optional intensive Spanish course for the month of July.
- Students must have an advanced level of Spanish to participate in this program. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level Spanish or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.
- There are very few, if any, courses offered in English each semester.
- Additionally, OPTIONAL Spanish language courses are offered by ITBA during the semester for an additional cost. (Same cost as the intensive course).
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
ITBA uses the following credit transfer system:
1 ITBA credit = 1 GT credit
ITBA Grade = US Grade
8 - 10 = A
6 - 7 = B
4 - 5 = C
No Equivalent = D
3 and below = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.