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An ISA student cooks in his Argentine host family's home.

The ISA Buenos Aires Office

The ISA office in Buenos Aires is conveniently located a few blocks from the University of Belgrano, in the busy and popular suburb of Belgrano. The office serves as a central meeting place for ISA students, the "home base" of ISA Buenos Aires, and is the location for regular meetings.

The office has a meeting room, resident director office, computer/internet terminals, and a travel resource library. ISA students may visit the office (generally office hours are 8:00am-6:00pm Monday through Friday) to receive tutoring, obtain travel advice, access the free computer/internet facilities, check the ISA bulletin board for upcoming community and cultural events, or simply visit with the ISA staff.

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The Universities

University of Belgrano
The University of Belgrano (UB) is a private institution that was founded in 1964 and is accredited by the Argentine Ministry of Education. The UB's goals are to provide high-quality education, to promote research in all disciplines, and to foster the social and cultural development of the community. After more than thirty years of continuous growth, the University of Belgrano now has thirteen schools devoted to both undergraduate and graduate education in several fields. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in 33 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs. The University offers month, summer, semester and year language programs for international studies. The University itself is situated in a lovely urban area surrounded by parks and residential neighborhoods. Nearby is the commercial center of Belgrano, a suburb in northeast Buenos Aires, only a quick subway or bus-ride away from downtown Buenos Aires.

University of El Salvador
The University of El Salvador (USAL), is a private university founded in 1956 and accredited by the Argentine Ministry of Education. The USAL is considered to be one of the finest academic institutions in South America. Located within a 10-block radius in buildings throughout downtown Buenos Aires, the USAL has 18,000 students among its seven campuses in numerous undergraduate and graduate programs. Among the most traditional and largest programs are social sciences, tourism, modern languages, international trade, and medicine.

University of Buenos Aires
The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is a national institution that was founded in 1821 and is one of the oldest and largest public institutions in Argentina. The School of Agriculture is a largely autonomous unit within the UBA and has been in existence for over a century. The FAUBA (Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires) strives to combine its academic experience with technology and research, bridging the gap between land, business and science. The campus of the FAUBA is located in the Agronomía neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

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ISA Housing

ISA Housing in Buenos Aires provides students with the opportunity to enjoy a truly memorable experience by living in an Argentine home with a local family or in a residencia with other international students from all over the world!

Homestays and Residencia locations are chosen based on the safety and feel of the neighborhood. All home stays are located in middle to upper class neighborhoods and offer glimpses of everyday life with easy access to your university and to city amenities.

To find out more about housing assignments, please visit the "Housing" section of the Buenos Aires page.