Spanish Language and Culture Program
Spend a summer experiencing Argentine culture and learning Spanish at the beginner and intermediate levels through the Universidad Blas Pascal. This program offers students the opportunity to live with host families; engage in cultural workshops such as Latin American Rhythms, horseback riding, and Argentine cooking lessons; and take advantage of a number of exciting excursions to areas in and around Córdoba.
Language of Instruction: Spanish
4-week program direct link:
ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
For the 4-week program (intermediate and advanced levels), classes meet three hours a day, five days a week. The 4-week program totals 60 hours (usually 4 US credits, depending on the home university's transfer policy).
Download Course Descriptions for UBP Language and Culture Courses:
4-week Spanish Language and Argentine Culture
SPECIAL ACADEMIC CONDITIONS
Minimum prerequisite: Sophomore-level status.
Students take a two-part placement test to determine the appropriate language class for their level. Before arrival, UBP will ask students to take an online exam (written component of placement test). After arrival, students will interview with a Spanish professor (oral component of placement test). Depending on their level of language proficiency, students will enroll in either the beginner level or the intermediate level course.
Note: The host institution ultimately determines proficiency level and course eligibility.
Eligibility for the 4-Week Intermediate Program: 3 semesters of university-level Spanish or the equivalent.
See the Membership Directory for details.
4-Week Summer program: : Early July – Early August, 2016 (Calendar)
April 1, 2016
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students are housed with host families. All meals and laundry service are included.
• City tour
• Campus tour
• Welcome party and goodbye party
• Excursion to the Sierras de Córdoba
• Latin American Rhythms classes, and cultural workshops (traditional Argentine cooking lessons, typical music and dance instruction, horseback riding classes, etc.)
• Buddy program
Blas Pascal University is a private institution of higher education dedicated to the training of future highly competitive professionals. The university, located in Córdoba, is home to more than 130,000 students from around the world who seek not only academic knowledge but also cultural immersion. In addition, the International Relations Center helps international students adapt to Argentine society and facilitates shared cultural experiences.
Córdoba is Argentina's second largest city and has become a recognized historic and cultural center because of its strategic location in the heart of the country. Experiencing Córdoba’s surrounding nature and wildlife destinations is an absolute must. The nearby lakes and rivers attract water-sports enthusiasts from around the world, while local mountains and valleys are ideal for hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, hand gliding, and other outdoor activities. Córdoba also offers numerous restaurants, shows, dance clubs, and pubs. Ultimately, the warmth and hospitality of its residents will provide students with a unique opportunity to fully experience Argentine lifestyle and customs.
HOW TO FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION
Please consider the following requirements when filling out the online application :
• Participant Profile: REQUIRED
• Host Request List:
º Placement: SELECT "Summer"
º Site: SELECT "ISEP Direct"
º Country: SELECT "Argentina"
º Institution: SELECT "Universidad Blas Pascal"
º Program Type: SELECT "4-week"
• Course Request List: For Course Name, enter "Spanish Language and Argentine Culture" and click the disc icon.
• Language Proficiency: REQUIRED
º Are you planning to study at a host program where the primary language of instruction is different than your native language? SELECT "Yes."
º Please select ONE option that best describes your proof of language proficiency: SELECT either Option 2 or 3 and fill out all the remaining fields.
• Personal Statement: REQUIRED
• Academic References: NOT REQUIRED
• Transcript: REQUIRED