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Program Description:


Universidad de Congreso

Mendoza, Argentina



Nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, Mendoza welcomes you to Argentina’s wine country.  Those seeking a less hectic metropolitan setting than Buenos Aires will fall in love with Mendoza’s beautiful parks, art galleries, and excellent restaurants.  The Centro Academico Sur de los Andes (CASA) program at the Universidad de Congreso offers classes in both English and Spanish, in subject areas such as language, culture, economics, and politics.  Host families and community service options enable students to spend a semester developing a closer understanding of the region and of Argentina and Latin America.


  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Sophomore or above
  • No foreign language requirement for this program
  • Passport valid for 6 months after program dates and with at least two blank visa pages
  • Visa may be required.
  • Open to Non-Engineering & Non-Illinois Students


Students studying abroad at Universidad de Congreso can enroll in a broad range of courses including engineering, math, science, xxx and humanities, but students must take at least 50% of their module/course credits from within the School of Engineering.
There are a wide variety of courses available throught the CASA praogram.  Past U.S. students have enjoyed courses like, Population Ecology, Evaluation and Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, Histoy of International Relations, History of Argentina within the Latin American Contect, Argeninte Foreighn Policy, Contemporary Internatioal Politics and Theory of Interntional Relations.

A large part of this program are the unpaid internships that take place during the semester.  Students will take and "internship course" that will complement and prepare them for the internship.  Use the Mendoza Internship Type Listing.pdf for a better of idea what may be available.

Students must have all courses pre-approved for Illinois credit through the IPENG office.  Information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with existing UIUC course equivalents can be found on the
All classes in this program will be taught in English, with the exception of language courses.
LAS 291/292 Orientation Course
All accepted students must participate in various orientation meetings and enroll in an 8-week orientation course, LAS 291/292.
All credit you earn on this program will count as Illinois credit on your Illinois transcript based on the following conversion.  Engineering undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better to transfer credit.


There are 12 residential colleges to choose from - each with its own unique residential community.  Housing can be competitive in Australia.  The University of Melbourne also has a full-time staff member dedicated to assisting you with your housing questions.  Click here for more information 


For the costs associated with this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate.
Financial Aid
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program.  The applicable amount depends on your financial aid package.  For information, please visit or email
Withdraw, Cancellation and Refund Policy


There is a two-step application process:
Phase 1: The University of Illinois Study Abroad Office Application:
  1. Click the Apply Now button at the top-right of this page to apply.  You may only apply to one program per term. Log in with your UIUC netid and password. Once you start the application you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
  1. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below.
Online materials are due by 11:59 pm (CST) on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 pm (CST) the following business day.

After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program. Application decisions are released two to three weeks after each deadline.
Phase 2: Host University Application
  1. If you are accepted to participate in this program, you will work with your International Programs in Engineering Study Abroad Advisor to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  1. Once formally accepted by the host university, you will then work with the Study Abroad Advisor at the host university to coordinate all aspects of your stay such as course registration, lodging, and arrival information.




International Programs in Engineering (IPENG)
210 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-0054


Advising Hours:  Monday – Fridays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (CST) Walk-ins Welcome
(closed Tuesdays & Thursdays from Noon – 1 pm)
To schedule and appointment email


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 02/19/2019 06/15/2019
NOTE: Published program dates include any of the following that may apply: intensive language course, orientation and exams.