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According to The Times Higher Education Ranking of 2008, the # 1 private University in Latin America as regards the International Students indicator, Universidad de Belgrano is a young private institution of proven reputation and extended tradition in international programs supported by a reliable and competent organization and logistics.
Located in one of the most relaxing and residential areas of Buenos Aires, traditionally “the district of education”, Belgrano is only a few minutes from downtown, where late-night life, good conversation over lingering dinners or at side-walk cafés can be enjoyed in a safe city.
Modern facilities, spacious and luminous classrooms, computer and language labs, internet, library, sports field, drama and tango groups and choral activities create a comfortable, friendly environment for international students attending the academic courses at UB. Some interesting figures
Spanish as a second language Taught by native faculty professors with expertise in applied linguistics. Intensive 5 hs daily, 4-week courses. Spanish is not only spoken in Argentina and Spain but is the most important language in Latin America and Mercosur. It is the official language for 21 countries around the world, with approximately 330 million native speakers and nearly 500 million first and second language speakers. Why Spanish in Buenos Aires? Because Buenos Aires is one of the most important and beautiful cities in Latin America and features a fascinating historical background. Buenos Aires allows for an excellent combination of study and entertainment and Argentina is well known for a solid tradition in education. Spanish courses levels You can choose among 4 levels according to your expertise and needs:
Semester in Spanish
Program of Argentine and Latin American Studies (PALAS)
Comparative History of Argentina and Latin America
Formation and evolution of the Argentinean and Latin American societies through a comparative approach since the crises of independence up to the present. Analysis of the confluence of the complex ethnic and cultural components of the regional societies. Analysis of typical Latin American institutions “caudillismo” the development of democracy throughout the second half of the 20th century.
Argentinean and Latin American Economy
The course deals with the most important periods of the Argentinean economic evolution. The periods under study are: Argentinean economy before 1930. Quantitative data on economic growth and structure. The economy after 1930. The external terms of exchange. Foreign currency shortages. Structural changes and the process of industrialization. Import substitution industrialization. Relative prices and capital formation. Economic cycles. Inflation in Argentina. Dynamics of devaluations, recessions and stabilization programs. The hyperinflation. The Plan de Convertibilidad or currency board system. Recent trends of inflation, economic growth and unemployment. The end of convertibility. The "corralito" and the "corralón".
Political and Social Change in Argentina and Latin America
The course concentrates on the dynamics of social and political change and the building of citizenship in Argentina and in Latin America, with special references to cases such as Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Comparative description of political systems, political parties, social movements. Analysis of processes of breakdown of democracy, military dictatorships, transition to democratic rule and more recent democratic consolidation. Quality of citizenship and democratic institutions.
Immersion into the rich, dynamic world of the Argentinean and Latin American cultures, sensing the close relationship between literature, arts, journalism and modern media and the strengthening of civil society in the continent. The commitment of intellectuals and artists to Latin American revolutions, the novelists of "realismo mágico" , the brave journalists in a violent reality, the rich school of cinema and video directors and their influence on the perception of reality in Argentinean and Latin American modern societies.
The Latin American role in a context of economic globalization
The course deals with the analysis of the international relations of the Latin American countries and the other main geo-economic regions of the world; i.e.: Europe (European Union), North America (NAFTA) and Asia (ASEAN). Main aspects to be taken into account are: economic cooperation, trade issues, business development and socio-political aspects. Although all the regions will be taken into account in their internal and external (inter-regional) relations, a special stress will be put in the cases of: (i) the economic relations of Latin America with the E.U., NAFTA and ASEAN; (ii) the economic relations within the Latin American Region; (iii) the role of international organizations and multinational corporations in economic development; and (iv) The prospects of China and India as economic leaders of the world. The analysis will be complemented with selected case studies