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Program cancelled for Spring 2021
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
The Study Abroad Office is pleased to offer you the opportunity to study at a very prestigious university in Argentina: Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT). This Exchange and Non-Exchange program
provides students the opportunity to attend the UTDT in Buenos Aires for a spring or fall semester or year-long. All exchange students are considered non-degree or visiting students, but will be enrolled full time with access to all services, and most academic programs and courses. UTDT is a private non-profit institution founded in 1991, with the mission of contributing to academic life and higher education in Argentina through research and teaching in the arts and sciences.
Buenos Aires is a culturally and socially vibrant city. It is a place to be young: the city never stops. It is modern and traditional, exciting, frenetic, and fun. Buenos Aires is an unending labyrinth of elegant residential neighborhoods, beautiful parks and plazas, and the Río de la Plata. Tango, art and antiques are offered in open air and markets along the streets, where you will also find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, and theaters. The porteños, as people who live in Buenos Aires are called, love to go out to eat, dance, see a movie or hear a concert. Buenos Aires has a "café culture" that rivals that of many European cities, you are welcome to stay as long as you want reading, chatting, working, or hanging out with friends.
The language prerequisite is 5 semesters, completed by the start of the program. All undergraduate courses are taught in Spanish.
Once you have been accepted as an Exchange Student by UTDT, the International Program Office will send you the final course offer via email. Students can choose their courses from the Departments of Economics, History, International Studies, Business, and Political Science. The Universidad Torcuato Di Tella offers an intensive Argentine culture and language course to all students who participate in the Exchange Program. This course is designed for intermediate to advanced level Spanish speakers who would like to refine their reading, listening, and speaking skills so they achieve a full and active insertion in Argentine academia and life. Through a wide range of communicative and cultural activities, this course will help further develop fluency and linguistic sophistication. It includes: presentation of vocabulary and syntax of the Río de la Plata region; cultural, historical and practical information about Buenos Aires and other regions in Argentina; analysis of major newspapers and current events; introduction to Argentine music and cinema, among other topics.
NOTE About Language Placement Tests: If you are not taking Spanish at UNC but believe you have the equivalency required, please take the free UNC online language test (this is not the language placement test that you may have already taken). Send your name, PID, and email to Elizabeth Bruno (email@example.com). She will add you to Sakai where the test is set. You will then take the test at any time and will have 40 minutes in which to complete the test. Once you have completed the assessment test, send him the link to the Study Abroad language assessment form and he will complete that based on your results.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
- You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
- You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
- These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
UTDT does not own any housing facilities. However, it provides international students with reference information for them to arrange their own accommodation, often sharing with other Argentinian students.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.
The Bejarano-Benning Scholarships for Latin America
This scholarship provides at least $500 to offset the cost of a summer, semester, or year long Study Abroad program in Latin America. Preference is given to students who are interested in pursuing careers in international business, medicine, or public health (especially those individuals focused on improving the education and/or healthcare of women). The purpose of these scholarships is to enable the participation in Study Abroad programs of UNC students who would not otherwise be able to afford this option. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must complete the Study Abroad Office scholarship application
in addition to the program application by the posted application deadline - You will be automatically considered for any scholarships that you qualify for.
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
Follow these steps to apply for this program:
- Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
- The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
- Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access