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This university is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
One of the finest and largest private universities in Argentina, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) is located in Puerto Madero, an architecturally-acclaimed US$2.5 billion urban-renewal project in the old port of Buenos Aires, which includes movie theatres, luxury restaurants, a Hilton Hotel and the headquarters of many multinational corporations. Since it was founded in 1958, UCA has been a pioneer in many fields and has attracted leading scholars in each academic discipline to its faculty. UCA also created Argentina's first business administration department. Clearly identified with its character and tradition, the University fosters academic excellence, personal growth and a passion for truth and justice.
The central campus is accessible by colectivo (bus) and subte (metro), and is a short walk from the city's historical and financial districts, yet offers quiet surroundings. It is only a few blocks away from a 1,000-acre natural preserve.
- off-campus residence halls
- off-campus apartment
- local host-family
- UCA has negotiated a special price with "Visiting Buenos Aires", a company that provides
homestays for international students in Buenos Aires. For more information: www.visitingbuenosaires.com
- 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.)
Students must be classified as a 3rd year or have completed 4 undergraduate semesters before attending this program.
For more information on courses offered at UCA: click here
All courses at UCA are taught in Spanish. 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.
** Upon arrival at UCA, a compulsory Spanish placement test is administrated to all students. Students who do not reach the "Advanced" level in Spanish must attend a Spanish course during their exchange period. There is an additional charge for this course that is not included in the regular tuition/fees rate. For more information: click here
An INTENSIVE Spanish course is available for an additional cost, and highly recommended, before the regular semester begins.
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.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
UCA uses the following credit transfer system:
1.04 UCA credits = 1 GT credit
UCA Grade = US Grade
8 - 9 - 10 = A
5 - 6 - 7 = B
4 = 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.