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ACES in Argentina- Buenos Aires Summer
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Foreign Institution:
University of Buenos Aires School of Agriculture
Program Description:
 
The City of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after Greater São Paulo. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent. Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the "Paris of South America".  The city has the busiest live theater industry in Latin America, with scores of theaters and productions.


Country links

Argentina Country Info
http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/ar/
 
Argentina News Sources
http://www.buenosairesherald.com/
http://www.losandes.com.ar/ (Based in Mendoza)
 
Travel Info
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina
 
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Academic Environment
 
Eligibility
  •  Good academic standing
  • Enrolled at a U.S. university  
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. 
Course is best suited for students in
·         Food Science
·         Ag Development and Agrarian Planning
·         Agricultural Engineering and Land Use
·         Animal Science
·         Crop Science
·         Natural Resources and Environment

Where you will study
The UBA was founded 12th August 1821 . At present, it represents a well-known prestigious place for the training of professionals with over 6650 teachers and more than 100.800 students characterized by its strong commitment with society.
 
Language: English
Students will study an elective course taught in English and a Spanish for foreigners course. Spanish will be offered at the beginner and intermediate levels.
 
Courses
During the 4-week intensive summer program, students will choose on of the courses below and be enrolled in Spanish for foriegners. 
 
Examples of courses offered include:
·         Economics of agrifood systems in Argentina
·         Ecological networks: theory, analysis and applications
·         Economic aspects of climate change
·         Soil fertility in conventional and zero tillage systems
·         Molecular ecology of plant-insect interactions in field crops
 
Excursions
Some excursions offered include visiting local farms and the Pampa grasslands region. Other places visited include theatres, museums as well as going to an Argentinean Futbol match
 
Accommodations
 
Students will live with host families near the university.  This is the best way to immerse oneself in Argentinean culture.
 
For further information, please send an e-mail to relinter@agro.uba.ar

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Program Cost and Advance Fees
 
For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
 
See Budget Sheets at the top of this page!
 
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Financial Aid and Scholarships
 
Because this program is sponsored by the University of Illinois, financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at http://academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/financial-aid
 
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, click here http://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/scholarships
 
ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college. More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found at http://academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/scholarships 
 
For more information about general costs, please watch the First Steps Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship videos found here for tips and advice: http://studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-start
  
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Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation Policy
 
To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu. 

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (http://academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/policies)  

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Passport/Visa Information
 
You must have a valid passport to participate on this program with at least two blank VISA pages. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. 
 
You may also be required to get a visa for your program.  Please consult the host country’s consulate website or a visa agency to determine whether or not a visa is required to travel to your destination country or countries.
 
More information about passports and visas can be found at http://academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/passports-visas

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Application Process

First Steps Info Session 
Watch the First Steps videos found on our website www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-start or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.  These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  
 
Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
 
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
                                          
Application Components
The Study Abroad Office Application may include:
  • Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA, or professor)
  • Personal essay questions
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Signature verification form
  • Official Transcript
  • Online questionnaires
 
After you are accepted into your program by the Study Abroad Office, you may be required to complete post-decision components such as the host university’s application. 
 
Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines listed below.  Online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date while paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.


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Pre-Departure Resources

The UIUC Study Abroad website (studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-go) and the ACES Study Abroad website (academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/current-students) both provide a variety of pre-departure information.  Explore both sites for more information on the topics below or logistics such as travel plans and what to pack.

Pre-Departure Course, LAS 199 1 credit 
All students are required to enroll in a second 8 weeks pre-departure course, LAS 199 for 1 credit.  During this course, topics such as culture shock, health and safety scenarios, and other helpful pre-departure information will be presented. 
 
Course Approval
Before you study abroad you must get the courses you plan to take abroad approved by your college’s study abroad office.  ACES Students should view the “Academic Information” section of the ACES Study Abroad Website.  This section provides information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with UIUC course equivalents.
 
Health and Vaccinations
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty.
 
Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also www.cdc.gov/travel.  

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Contact Information

ACES Study Abroad
ACES Academic Programs
123 Mumford Hall, MC-710
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380
Email: aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu

Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/15/2017
02/20/2017 07/04/2017 07/28/2017
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA

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