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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English, Other (non-English)
Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Art and Design - Studio, Biological Sciences (Biology), Communication, Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Early Childhood Care and Education, Economics, Fitness and Human Performance, Foreign Language, General Business, History, Humanities, Latinx and Latin American Studies, Literature, Management, Marketing, Middle Eastern Studies, Multicultural Studies in Education, Psychology, Public Service Leadership, Social Work, Sociology Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:
Psychology & Neuroscience
IFSA - IFSA STUDY IN BUENOS AIRES PLUS: PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE
Geotag  Buenos Aires, Argentina

WHY STUDY IN BUENOS AIRES?
Home to countless cultural and sporting attractions, Buenos Aires is one of the most cosmopolitan societies in the world with a distinctly European air. Known for its sophistication and culture, the city offers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy theatre, music, films, sports, and museums. Although Buenos Aires is expansive, the city’s reliable and inexpensive local transportation make getting around a breeze.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Explore psychology, neuroscience, health, or human and family development with English-taught classes in Argentina, where there are more psychologists per capita than in any other country. In addition to intriguing IFSA electives, add a class at Universidad del Salvador (USAL) or Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) and get to know Argentine classmates. There’s no language prerequisite, but we’ll make sure you learn the essential skills you need to savor empanadas and morcipán and get to know this multifaceted city. Options for directed research, internships, and volunteering help you gain insights and experience to guide your career path as you connect with fellow porteños, port city dwellers. 

Select from IFSA electives and language classes along with one direct-enroll class at a local university to meet your academic needs and goals. Through our partnerships with Universidad del Salvador (USAL) and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), you have the option to study in English alongside Argentine students.

IFSA ELECTIVE CLASSES
Customize your courseload based on your personal interests and degree requirements, choosing from electives on the IFSA Study in Buenos Aires: Psychology and Neuroscience academic track. 
  • Brain, Drugs, and Addiction
  • Comparative Public Health Systems in Latin America
  • Directed Research
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology 
  • International Internship Seminar
  • Intervention Strategies in Mental Health
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Social Cognition and Neuroscience
  • Statistics for Social Sciences
  • The Psychology of Crime and Justice
  • Exploring Community and Culture in a Global Context
IFSA LANGUAGE CLASSES
Developing skills in a foreign language can profoundly impact your life personally and professionally. Though language study (other than Essential Spanish) is not required, students frequently report their Spanish language class as one of their favorites and the one they applied most outside the classroom.

Essential Spanish
If you’ve never taken Spanish and you decide not to take an elective language class, you’ll take this introductory seminar taught intensively during the first weeks of the program. By introducing key words and phrases and venturing out into the city to practice them, this class also provides insights into local customs and daily life. Right from the start, you’ll gain essential skills to communicate effectively and navigate in a new culture. (1 U.S. semester credit hour)

Spanish Language 
No prior language study is required. A mandatory pre-arrival language assessment will determine your appropriate language level. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Beginning Spanish I
  • Beginning Spanish II
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intermediate Spanish II
  • Advanced Spanish I
  • Advanced Spanish II
USAL AND UTDT DIRECT-ENROLL CLASSES
USAL and UTDT classes are considered the introductory classes to a more specific topic of study and are open to all USAL and UTDT students. Therefore, they are general in scope and do not require extensive background knowledge in the subject. Classes at USAL and UTDT vary by semester and availability may not be confirmed until after you arrive on-site. Featured offerings, worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours each, include the following classes:
  • Basic Psychological Processes I/II
  • Coaching for Human Resources
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Family Psychology
  • Law and Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology
  • Neuroscience of Learning
  • Neurosciences III
  • Study of Human Behavior
For more options in Argentina explore IFSA Study in Buenos Aires, IFSA Study in Buenos Aires Plus, and IFSA Study in Buenos Aires Plus: Business and Economics.

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Boost your ability to understand and connect with people from different cultures through a range of activities designed to help you get to know the people of Buenos Aires. Activities vary by term. They are optional and included in your total program fee. Here’s a look at what you might do:
  • City-as-Text
  • La Boca Neighborhood Tour
  • Colón Theatre Performance
  • Pandemic and Politics Seminar
IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:
  • Tigre Delta del Parana Trip
  • Eco-Village Trip  
 
 
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Using CHART, you’ll be able to see which classes abroad fit easily into your academic plan. You can also see which classes your home institution has already approved to guarantee that your credits will align.
 
 
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Our easy online application process is here for you! Simply log in to the IFSA Student Portal and answer questions about yourself to get started. If you get stuck or have questions, reach out to our IFSA team. We’re here to help.
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY IFSA PROGRAM?
  • Academic Support
  • Administrative Fees and Applications Fees
  • Airport Pickup
  • Activities and Excursions (including transportation and meals)
  • Guaranteed Housing
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Internet Access in Housing
  • Internship, Directed Research, and Volunteer Opportunities (on many programs)
  • Meals (on some programs)
  • Official Transcript with U.S. Credit Translation
  • On-site Orientation
  • On-site Staff Support (including in-person meetings and emergencies)
  • Pre-arrival Advising
  • Tuition

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 04/01/2023 07/20/2023 12/01/2023