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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/01/2020 08/01/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 20
Language of Instruction: Spanish Academic Disciplines: Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Business Administration, Economics, History, Technology, and Society, International Affairs, Literature, Media and Communication, Music, Philosophy, Spanish
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: Homestay, Off-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Fall semester:  Early August – Late December
Spring semester:  Early March – Early August
Academic Year:  Early August – Early August

This university is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:


One of the finest and largest private universities in Argentina, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) is located in Puerto Madero, an architecturally-acclaimed US$2.5 billion urban-renewal project in the old port of Buenos Aires, which includes movie theatres, luxury restaurants, a Hilton Hotel and the headquarters of many multinational corporations. Since it was founded in 1958, UCA has been a pioneer in many fields and has attracted leading scholars in each academic discipline to its faculty. UCA also created Argentina's first business administration department. Clearly identified with its character and tradition, the University fosters academic excellence, personal growth and a passion for truth and justice.

The central campus is accessible by colectivo (bus) and subte (metro), and is a short walk from the city's historical and financial districts, yet offers quiet surroundings. It is only a few blocks away from a 1,000-acre natural preserve. 

UCA has negotiated a special price with "Visiting Buenos Aires", a company that provides homestays for international students in Buenos Aires. 

There is NO meal plan. Students who choose the host family option will most likely have some meals provided by the family at a monthly cost. Some off-campus residence halls offer optional meal plans.

  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
For more information on courses offered at UCA: click here

All courses at UCA are taught in Spanish. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level Spanish or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.

Upon arrival at UCA, a compulsory Spanish placement test is administrated to all students. Students who do not reach the "Advanced" level in Spanish must attend a Spanish course during their exchange period. There is an additional charge for this course that is not included in the regular tuition/fees rate. For more information: click here.

An INTENSIVE Spanish course is available for an additional cost, and highly recommended, before the regular semester begins.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

UCA uses the following credit transfer system:
1.04 UCA credits = 1 GT credit

UCA Grade = US Grade
8 - 9 - 10 = A
5 - 6 - 7 = B
4 = C
No Equivalent = D
3 and below = F

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
A student visa is required for study in Argentina. There is a consulate located in downtown Atlanta which can process visas for students who have a Georgia Mailing address and use this address in their visa application. They are located at :
245 Peachtree Center Avenue, Suite 2101
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA
Tel: (404) 880-0805
Fax: (404) 880-0806

Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Cassy McInnis