Semester / Trimester

Latin American Studies and Courses with Locals -University of el Salvador

This program is designed for students that have a high advanced to superior level of Spanish. Students enroll in one language and culture course and 4 courses selected from the University of El Salvador departments. The majority of courses will be taken with Argentine students; whereas the Spanish language courses will be with international students.

Students who have completed 4 semesters or 6 quarters of college-level Spanish are eligible for this program by enrolling in the Semester/Year 4A program, which includes an Intensive Month of Spansih language prior to the semester. Students with 5 semesters or more of college-level Spanish may enroll in the Semester/Year 4B program which does not include an Intensive Month.

The following list includes many, but not all of the departments offered at the University of El Salvador. Courses offered in these departments consist of 42-56 hours of instruction.

Economics and Administration
Political Science/International Relations
Social Sciences


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.80.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of five semesters (7-8 quarters) of college-level Spanish.

Students must have at least sophomore standing (second-year) at their home university at the time of participation.

Students will take an oral and written placement exam prior to departure for Buenos Aires to determine their language proficiency level. Exam results will determine whether the student is officially accepted by the USAL.

Students are not automatically accepted by the USAL once enrolled in the ISA program, and must pass the placement exam in addition to submitting additional paperwork before being accepted by the USAL.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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