The Universidad del Salvador (USAL) is a private Jesuit University founded in 1956. It is considered to be one of the finest academic institutions in South America. USAL has more than one hundred agreements with foreign institutions and it is a pioneer in international cooperation and student exchanges in Argentina.
USAL's urban campus is located in the heart of Buenos Aires, cultural and business center. Buenos Aires, is the capital city of Argentina, is a sophisticated metropolis, with one of the largest concentrations of Spanish-speaking people in the world.
USAL has 20,000 students distributed among 74 undergraduate degree programs and 90 graduate degrees. The institution has over 2500 professors and researchers. The university actively promotes faculty and student exchanges as well as internship programs. Yearly, they receive over 400 international exchange students from different countries.
The university has a wide academic offer, including political science, history, literature, economics, international trade, law, sociology, philosohpy, communication, and tourism.
There is two day extensive orientation program before the start of each semester and the attendance is mandatory.
Orientation date for spring 2018 are not yet available, please check the academic calendar for updated information, http://dcii.usal.edu.ar/dcii/alumnos-internacionales
USAL offeres a wide range of courses each semester. Exchange students are required to take a minimum of 5 classes (4 USAL credits = 3 Marquette credits). Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned, or 4 or better according to USAL's grading scale.
Students can take courses from within different departments and schools at USAL. When searching for courses, enter in each school, select the bachelor degree and then select the folder "plan de estudio" there they can find a list of courses.
The Universidad del Salvador offers exchange students three basic possibilities for the semester:
1. Apartment rentals: Done independently from USAL by student’s own motivation
2. Homestay with local family: Salvador provides information on living with a family within relative proximity to the University. Students will have to make payments directly to the family. Arrangements for meals and laundry services will be at an additional cost and must be agreed to by both parties.
3. Student residences: Students can live in area student residences. These are residences used by Argentine students from other provinces outside Buenos Aires. The accommodations are simple and may have curfews.
Once accepted, the USAL will provide updated information about these options. Please note that it is the student who makes these reservations, final arrangements and necessary payments directly to the provider. UM students are encouraged to set up a temporary housing arrangement for when they arrive in Argentina (using the USAL housing guide), that way you can move to a more convenient arrangement once you are settled.
Please regard the above "Budget Sheets" link
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