STUDENT SERVICES
  • Sports

International students are invited to participate in competitive sports played at the USAL. Non  sport activities are also available. Club Deportivo Universidad del Salvador (CLUDUS).

  • Choir and Orchestra

Made up by students, profesors and university staff. It focuses on local Argentine and regional music as well as black and native vocal music.
For more information, please contact: coro-usal@salvador.edu.ar

  • Libraries
    International students have access to the University´s Library network: REDBUS.

    Internet access, computer labs

On campus computer labs and wifi available during University hours. The USAL provides email accounts to Internacional Students.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Frequently Asked Questions about studying at the USAL

 

1. I would like to study at USAL for one semester, what should I do?

You can study at USAL as an exchange (when your university has an agreement with us) or independent student for one or two semesters. Visit our web site to see which category you fall in and follow the application instructions:

http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/opii_int_english_admission.htm.

 

When filling out all the forms, it is very important to send all the necessary documents in order to avoid delays while processing your application.

 

2. What is the required level of Spanish? Which are the requirements needed to study at USAL?

In order to study at USAL you need an Intermediate level of Spanish. Please see the descriptors(link)

You can find the general requirements needed to study at USAL in our web site:

http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/opii_int_english_admission.htm

 

 

3. I want to study at USAL but my Spanish is not very good. Are there any courses taught in English?

The language of instruction at USAL is Spanish. If you do not qualify for a regular semester with local students, there are other options you may consider to improve your Spanish: the Spanish Intensive Course or the Spanish Intensive Program (go to: http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/cie.htm)

USAL does not offer courses in English.

 

4. What are the dates of your academic calendar?

Our academic year starts in March and finishes in November. It is divided into two semesters: first semester, from second week of March to first week of July and the second semester, from second week of July to first week of November.

 

5. I am choosing my courses and I cannot find their description or outline in the web site, can you send them to me?

 

You can find the course descriptions in our web site (they are divided by School -Facultad):

 http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/opii_int_descripcion_cursos.htm

There is also a list of suggested courses, these are most popular among international students.

http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/opii_int_cursos_sugeridos.htm

 

For Spanish as a second language semester courses, go to:

http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/opii_int_cursos_sugeridos.htm#ESPAÑOL_PARA_EXTRANJEROS_

 

6. If I plan to study at USAL from July to November, can I take year-long courses?

Yes, all accepted exchange students can take year-long courses (courses that started in March) or semester-long courses during a semester. Students who take a year-long course for one semester are graded for the period attended.

There are exceptions though; the School of Mass media does not allow students in the second term to take year long courses.

For more academic information, please check:

http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/opii_int_english_orientacion_academica.htm

 

7. My university told me that I was accepted at USAL. When should I be there?

 

You must be there for the International Student Orientation.

Once you have been confirmed by USAL, you will receive a package with the letter of acceptance and pre-departure instructions by postal mail, including information about arrival. You can check the semester calendar in our web site:

http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/Calendario_12.htm(Academic Calendar). There you will find the official arrival date. From that day onwards, international students start taking part of the mandatory academic activities.

Please note that in order to study at the USAL you have to be confirmed by USAL first.

 

8.  Do I need to take part in the Orientation?

YES. It is mandatory. During International Student Orientation, USAL staff goes over the most important issues of your exchange: migrations, course selection and registration, health insurance and emergencies.

 

9. When are the dates for the final exams?

International Student assessment takes place during class period. You can find these dates in the academic calendar in our web site:

http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/Calendario_12.htm

Please, take note on the “finalización de clases”

 

10. Do I need to apply for a Visa to study at USAL?

According to the current Argentine legislation, depending on nationality, students must apply for a Visa before entering the country or for a Transitory Residence once in Argentine.

In order to know if you need to apply for a Visa before coming to Argentina, you should read the information at:

 

For more information write to: acasaret@salvador.edu.ar

 

11. Do I need any special documents to apply for the Transitory Residence in Argentina?

The answer is yes but depending on your stay at USAL and of your country of origin

Students who were born in countries members of the MERCOSUR or those staying for more than 6 months must bring a report of good conduct from their country of origin, with the Apostille of The Hague. You can find more information at:

http://www.salvador.edu.ar/vrid/dcii/opii_int_visa_english.htm

 

 

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STUDENT ORIENTATION

 

Orientation

All international students attend a two-day mandatory orientation course before the beginning of clasess. This includes group meetings and personal interviews, in which students are given information that will facilitate their immersion in class and in the Argentine society: The information is focused on issues related to course registration process, personal safety , medical emergencies, housing, etc.

Besides the academic activities, students will be matched with regular Argentine students who will assist them in getting settled and plan social activities to facilitate their immersion in The Argentine social life.

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COURSE SELECTION AND REGISTRATION

Course selection

At home university
When submitting their application, international students should inlcude a list of tentative classes.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that the course will be available although the University will assist the student to meet their academic needs.

At USAL
Once in Buenos Aires, the academic international advisors at the USAL with continue assisting students in finding the best courses for their academic requirements and interests.

Detailed instructions regarding course selection and registration will be available to students upon acceptance.

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ACADEMIC SYSTEM AT USAL*

Academic Year
It is divided into two semesters:
First semester: 2nd week of March - 1st week of July
Second semester: last week of July - 1st week of November.

International students planning to stay at the USAL for a full year, we recommend that they apply from March to November.

Characteristics of USAL's academic system:
The University is made of "FACULTADES" (Schools) and "ESCUELAS" where one or more academic degrees are offered.

Our academic system is based on a mandatory curriculum with a structured study plan for every year of a degree. Argentine students take all their courses with the same group of classmates. In order to facilitate social immersion in the classrooms, we suggest that international students try to take most of their courses in the same major and class year.

The language of instruction is Spanish, Intermediate level of the language is required at the USAL.

Classes are mainly lecture type courses.

Class size ranges from 10 to 40 students.

Registration requirements for international students:

International students should register in a minimum number of 5 courses.

International students may register in any subject offered in any major according to their interests, academic background and Spanish proficiency.

Class attendance is mandatory. Students must have a minimum of 75% attendance rate.

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HOUSING AND MEALS

Housing and Meals

The Office of International Programs will assist accepted international students in finding appropriate housing.
The options available in Buenos Aires are:

student residencies, homestays or apartment rentals.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of accepted students to contact the provider, make reservations and the required payments directly to the provider.

The Universidad del Salvador will only provide housing and/or meal benefits to students from ISEP and North Park University.

Accepted students will receive detailed information regarding housing

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VISA REQUIREMENT

You MUST apply for a VISA
before leaving your country

Migratory Status: Residencia Transitoria Especial
(for the period of study)


You must obtain a visa in the Argentine consulate in the country of your place of residence.
At the time of submitting your application as an international student, you must email us the following information (internacional@salvador.edu.ar):

  • Completed and signed Información previa para solicitar la visa Form
  • Copy of valid passport
You must check with the consulate in the jurisdiction of your home state/country for a complete list of required documents. The following is a list of the documentation that students may be asked to submit during the visa application process:
  • A report of good conduct of the country of residence and from the countries where you have lived in the last FIVE (5) years. This document has to be legalized by the Argentine consulate or certified with the Apostille of the Hague. In the case that the country does not issue such a certificate, a consular note stating this fact must be submitted.
  • Proof of Spanish proficiency
  • Affidavit of support (including housing). If housing is provided by a third party, it should be declared at the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones upon arrival.

For a complete information on the migratory regulation, please check Disposición Nº 20.699/06 by the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) de la República Argentina)

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EXTRAMERCOSUR TWO SEMESTERS

2. If you are applying to study at the USAL for two semesters (up to 12 months)

Migratory Status: Residencia Transitoria Especial, for one year (for the period of study).

Documents that you must bring from your country:
A report of good conduct from the country of residence and from the countries where you have lived in the last FIVE (5) years. This document must be legalized by the Argentine consulate or certified with the Apostille of The Hague. In the case that the country does not issue such a certificate, a consular note stating this fact must be submitted.

Once in Argentina, you must obtain a local report of good conduct and request the transitory residence at the National Migrations Department. The USAL will assist students throughout this process. Detailed information will be given during the International Students Orientation.

For a complete information on the migratory regulation, please check Disposición Nº 20.699/06 by the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) de la República Argentina)

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EXTRAMERCOSUR ONE SEMESTER

1. If you are applying to study at the USAL for a semester (up to 6 months)

Migratory Status: Residencia Transitoria Especial
(for the period of study).

Once in Argentina, you must obtain a local report of good conduct and request the transitory residence at the National Migrations Department. The USAL will assist students throughout this process. Detailed information will be given during the International Students Orientation.


For a complete information on the migratory regulation, please check Disposición Nº 20.699/06 by the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) de la República Argentina)


For a complete information on the migratory regulation, please check Disposición Nº 20.699/06 by the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) de la República Argentina)

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EXTRAMERCOSUR STATUS

Student visa IS NOT required
before leaving your country
You MUST apply for a Transitory Residence in Argentina.

  1. One semester of exchange (UP TO 6 MONTHS)
  2. Two semesters of exchange(UP TO 12 MONTHS)
 
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Comité de años anteriores

 

Coordinador General
Dr. Pablo Gabriel Varela
 
Directora
Dra. María Carmen Pereyra Barrancos
 
Secretarios de Redacción
Dra. Mónica Vasconi y Dr. Ricardo Omar Conte
 
Comité Científico
Dr. Eliseo Popolizio
Dr. Elio Herminio Navarro
Dr. Héctor Borrini (en su memoria)
Dra. Blanca Fritschy
Dra. Pilar Y. Serra
Dr. Alfredo Grassi
Revista GeoUSAL
MERCOSUR status

Student visa IS NOT required
before leaving your country.
You MUST apply for a Transitory Residence in Argentina.

Migratory status: Residencia Temporaria for two years.

Documents that you must bring from country of origin: A report of good conduct from the country of origin and from the countries where you have lived in the last THREE (3) years. This document must be legalized by the Argentine consulate or certified with the Apostille of The Hague. In the case that the country does not issue such a certificate, a consular note stating this fact must be submitted.

Once in Argentina, you must obtain a local report of good conduct and request the transitory residence at the National Migrations Department. The USAL will assist students throughout this process. Detailed information will be given during the
International Students Orientation..

For a complete information on the migratory regulation, please check Disposición Nº
20.699/06 by the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) de la República Argentina)

 

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conditions and requirements

Migratory Requirements/Health Insurance/Airport Pick up

 

Migratory Requirements
In order to study at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL), international students must comply with Argentine migratory regulations.
Please, check
migratory requirements to be informed of your migratory category and instructions.


HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
All international students admitted by the Universidad del Salvador will need a health insurance coverage that includes medical evacuation and repatriation.

Students who receive treatment or medication on a regular basis should get informed of the availability and costs of the medication/treatment in Argentina before leaving their home country. We suggest they discuss their situation with their health professional in order to make sure they will have the appropriate assistance abroad.

ARRIVAL AT USAL
International students that arrive at the Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza on the official arrival date will be met at airport by personnel of the Universidad del Salvador.

In order to be met at the airport, students should send Información de Llegada Form (Appendix IV), Travel Itinerary Information Form) at least 15 days prior to their arrival.

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Independent students

Applying as an independent international student

Pre-requirements

Fees

The Universidad del Salvador is a private institution. In Argentina, there is a fee students must pay in order to attend private universities. Please contact our office in order to be informed of the current fees:internacional@salvador.edu.ar

Application

Candidates must submit to our office, by the application deadline, the following information:

  • Completed and signed application form Formulario de Solicitud de Admisión como Estudiante Independiente (Appendix I).
  • Personal statement in Spanish (appr. 250 words)
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Two academic recommendations (in Spanish or translated into Spanish by the student).
  • Official academic transcript.
  • Spanish language proficiency report (Appendix II)
  • Completed and signed Medical form (Appendix III),
  • Valid Passport photocopy.
     

    INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
    We do not accept applications sent by fax

Once students are accepted, they are to complete their acceptance by sending:
  • Proof of health insurance coverage for acceptance period.
  • Completed and signed Arrival Form (Appendix IV)

Application deadlines:
  • First semester (March-July): October 15 of each year.
  • Second semester (July-November): April 15 of each year.
All documents should be addressed to:
María Soloeta
Exchange Coordinator - Universidad del Salvador
Tucuman 1699
CP 1050 AAG - Buenos Aires
Argentina
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Application procedure

 

How to apply

 

  1. International exchange students: students who come to USAL as part of an exchange program (see list of universities that have an exchange agreement with the USAL). Prospective exchange students should contact the Office of International Programs of their home university. (Download application form)
  2. Independent international students: fee-paying students that pay their tuition directly to USAL. Students in this category apply directly to the USAL. (Application Information)

 
Acceptance Process

Once the student has been accepted, the Office of International Programs will mail the acceptance documents and Pre-Departure Instructions to the home institution (for exchange students) or directly to the student (independent students). Accepted students should follow the guidelines and directions included in the instructions as part of their exchange requirements

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Información útil comienzo de clases

  

¡¡¡Horarios Cursos!!!

 ¿Cómo leer los horarios?

       Descripción de cursos    

       Cursos Sugeridos        

Fechas importantes 2do. cuatrimestre 2012

 

Comienzo clases por facultad

Asesores Académicos

Ubicación Facultades

 

Pasos a seguir para la inscripción

 

                                                                                             VOLVER        

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Cursos español cuatrimestral

 

CURSOS DE ESPAÑOL PARA ALUMNOS INTERNACIONALES

Los alumnos internacionales pueden tomar clases de español durante su intercambio en la USAL. Los cursos tienen un cuatrimestre de duración.

Para ello, deberán tomar el exámen on-line previo al inicio de clases en la USAL. Una vez en Buenos Aires, deberán tener una entrevistra con los profesores de español antes de incorporarse a las clases.

IMPORTANTE: Todos los cursos requieren un nivel de español previo

 

A continuacuón, se encuentran las descripciones de los cursos de español:

Nivel Intermedio Alto (6 horas semanales)

Conocer y utilizar las estructuras gramaticales más complejas del español, comprender diferentes tipos de textos: cuentos, poesías, artículos periodísticos, informes historietas, redactar diferentes tipos de textos utilizando todos los tiempos verbales y estructuras gramaticales vistas en clase.

Taller de Mitos y Leyendas de Argentinas (Nivel Alto) (4 horas semanales) - requiere nivel alto de español

El objetivo de este curso es analizar los diferentes mitos y leyendas de distintas regiones de la Argentina, en relación con nuestra cultura y nuestra identidad. Temas: las tradiciones de origen indígena; la influencia de la naturaleza; la figura femenina y la maternidad (Pachamama y la Difunta Correa); la figura del gaucho y su cultura (el Gauchito Gil); creencias populares y superstición; los mitos y ritos urbanos (Eva Perón, Carlos Gardel); las santificaciones populares (Maradona)

Historia del Tango: Taller de Oralidad y Gramática (Nivel Alto) (3 horas semanales) - requiere nivel alto de español

Introducción del alumno en la historia del tango asociada a la evolución de la ciudad de Buenos Aires y de la sociedad del Río de la Plata. El tango y la formación de la sociedad rioplatense. La música y el baile. El idioma del tango. Evolución de las letras del tango. Autores y cantantes más representativos. Análisis lingüístico, literario histórico y social de algunos tangos. 

Taller de Literatura, Redacción y Gramática en base a textos de Borges y Cortázar (Nivel Avanzado) (3 horas semanales) - requiere nivel avanzado de español

El taller tiene como objetivo fundamental analizar en profundidad la obra de Jorge Luis Borges, tomando en consideración su obra narrativa y poética, además de su presencia en los medios periodísticos y en el cine.

 

Podés consultar los HORARIOS aquí

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