Type of Program: Semester
City: Cordoba, Argentina
Cost: See Program Costs page

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC)

Founded by the Jesuits in 1613, the UNC's history is closely intertwined with the city of Córdoba. Located in the center of historic downtown, it is home to rich historical sites, architecture, and resources, such as the old rectorado building and a rare book collection unique in the Americas. Students also have easy access to museums, theatre, nightlife, shopping, and public transportation. Because of UNC's central role in the development of Córdoba, the city is popularly known as la Docta (the Scholar). Its prestige attracts about 100,000 students from all over Argentina and South America to study at the institution. By studying at UNC, students have the opportunity to meet a variety of Argentine and South American students in the classroom and through daily interaction.   

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Each year, UNC also welcomes approximately 300 study abroad students to its campus who come to Córdoba for semester, academic year, or summer programs. The great majority of these students are from Western Europe and Asia. With a small English-speaking presence in the university and the city, Spanish is the prime language of communication for everyday life, which gives students a great opportunity to build language and cultural skills. At UNC, Spanish Studies Abroad works in cooperation with the Programa de Español y Cultura Latinoamericana (PECLA), which offers a broad variety of courses in language, literature, history, and culture. PECLA's courses are designed to serve the needs of the international students who come to UNC to study.

While students will select a number of courses from the curriculum offered by PECLA, after a placement exam, Spanish Studies Abroad students may be enroll in one regularly-scheduled course at UNC. As students share the classroom and interchange ideas with Argentine peers, they will find themselves immersed in both academic and cultural learning.  Students learning and immersion experience in the communities of UNC is supported by the presence of the Spanish Studies Abroad Resident Director, who will be both guide and teacher as students make their cross-cultural journey. The Resident Director helps students to synthesize their experience through the special Cultural Realities course, and through personal contact and cultural activities throughout their stay. For more information about the UNC, visit: www.unc.edu.ar  Students must have completed SP 235 of college level Spanish or its equivalent.  All courses are taught exclusively in Spanish.

Academic Calendar:


Fall Semester: Early July through Late December
Spring Semester
:  Early February through Early July


Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence.  Students must have completed SP 235 or the equivalent, and an overall GPA of 2.80 or higher to apply and a 3.0 GPA in Spanish Language.


Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016


Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.