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ISEP Exchange - Universidad Católica de Córdoba
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** 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.
|Housing Options:||Host Family||Language of Instruction:||Spanish|
|Minimum GPA:||2.75||Class Eligibility:||Graduate, Junior, Senior|
|Faculty Led:||No||Exchange Program:||Yes|
Universidad Católica de Córdoba
Program SnapshotArgentina's oldest private university. Strong fields include architecture, agronomy, business administration, political science and international relations, social sciences, education, philosophy and humanities, engineering and medicine. Special classes for international students are available in Latin-American literature, Argentine history, and Spanish language.
LocationCórdoba, the second largest city in Argentina, is located in the center of the country. It is surrounded by breathtaking towns, mountains, rivers and lakes only a few kilometers away. The city's mild climate, low cost of living and relaxed style of life draws tourists all year round and are further attractions for international students. Its central geographic location attracts tourism, industry and commerce. The city offers cultural activities, sports facilities, music and theaters. Nearby lakes and mountains allow for many kinds of summer and winter recreation. Córdoba is home to the highest concentration of university students from all over Argentina and neighboring countries. Universidad Católica de Córdoba's oldest campus, is in the hearth of the historical district in Córdoba city and only a five-minute walk from the commercial district. The largest campus is located about seven kilometers from downtown.
PROGRAM TYPEISEP Exchange: Academic semester
ISEP-Direct: Academic year or semester
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Chance of PlacementISEP-Exchange chance of placement for US students is generally Limited.
ISEP-Exchange chance of placement for I-to-I students is generally Limited .
For the most current chances of placement, see the Sites Open for Applications for US Students or Sites Open for I-to-I Applications.
ISEP-Direct chance of placement is Excellent.
Program DatesPlease note that this site observes the Southern Hemisphere academic calendar. If you want to study for a full-year in the southern hemisphere, consider starting your program at the beginning of their academic year in February or March. Some institutions offer annual rather than semester courses. For southern hemisphere programs, ISEP benefits do apply during the recess between semesters (June-July), whereas they do NOT apply between the end of one academic year (late December) and the beginning of a new academic year (early March).
Academic year: early March to December; Semester 1: early March to July; Semester 2: late July to December.
ISEP-DirectInformation about ISEP Direct fees and deadlines.
The ISEP-Direct program fee includes the benefit package for: Tuition, Housing, and Meals
ISEP-Direct Program fees:
U.S. Full Year 13-14: $21,550
U.S. Semester 1 13-14: $11,500
U.S. Semester 2 13-14: $12,350
For priority consideration, applications for the following semester should be received before February 15 and September 1 unless otherwise noted. Rolling admissions are considered for ISEP-Direct before these final application deadlines:
SM1: April 1, 2013
SM2: October 1, 2013
Cordoba, Argentina (pop. 1.3 million)Language of instruction: Spanish
Student Enrollment: 9,810
Student Enrollment: 9,810
- Agronomy (Veterinary & Food Technology)
- Economics and Administration (accounting & business)
- Political Science and International Relations
- Chemical Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Engineering (civil, computer, electrical-electronic, industrial & mechanical)
- Philosophy and Humanities (Psychology, educational sciences)
Academic NotesThe UCC is particularly strong in agronomy, computer engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, international relations and business administration, and medicine. All UCC regular courses are included in ISEP BENEFITS. Other languages such us English, Portuguese, Italian and French are also available for an additional fee for beginners and intermediate level students.
Pre-Session Intensive Spanish Course
This 80-contact-hour course is offered in February and July every year to people interested in developing their Spanish language skills in a short period of time. This crash course aims to develop the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills individuals need for effective communication. The small size of the class (up to 15 students on average) guarantees personalized instruction and effective learning. It includes an Intensive Spanish course and a course on Argentine culture designed to familiarize students with Argentine lifestyles, art and music, values and standards. Educational and recreational trips are included as part of the Program and offer students opportunities to visit local sites such as museums, neighborhoods and nearby towns.
- A minimum of 5 semesters of university-level Spanish or the equivalent must be completed prior to program.
- Spanish language courses are offered in addition to regular classes during the semester for Intermediate and Advanced levels.
- A 4-week pre-session, intensive Spanish language course is offered before both semesters for an additional fee for Intermediate level students.
- For admission information, see click here
For more information on courses and language options, see the:
ISEP Spanish Language Advising Guide for US Students
ISEP Spanish Language Advising Guide for I-to-I Students
Note: The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility.
Special Academic ConditionsUnfortunately, UC Córdoba does not accept sophomores and an intermediate Spanish level is mandatory.
Special ISEP Application InstructionsTo study at UCC, students must have Junior standing. If you apply as a sophomore, you will be required to send an updated transcript showing Junior standing (completion of four semesters of courses) before classes begin.
If ISEP places you at UCC, you will be required to register online with the university before your placement is confirmed. Instructions will be emailed to you upon placement.
Hints for Researching Courses1. Go to the university's web site at www.uccor.edu.ar. This site should only be navigated in Internet Explorer. Some other browsers, such as Firefox, will load the site with errors and you will be unable to reach the courses listings.
2. In the yellow navigation bar, click on "UNIDADES ACADEMICAS." On the next page, select the academic area (in the column to the left) that best matches the courses you are looking for. For example, if you are searching for history courses, choose "Filosofia y Humanidades."
3. On the next page, there will be a menu to the left that lists the majors (under "Carreras de Grado" and/or "Carreras de Articulacion") offered in the Facultad. Choose the major you are looking for.
4. When the page reloads, the text in the middle of the page will have changed. Scroll down on this text in the box (not the whole page) and click on "Plan de Estudio."
5. A pop-up will appear with the list of all the courses required to complete that major, divided by year. Click the pink "Abstract" button next to the course name and a brief course description will appear in a pop-up window.
Please note: The courses listed online for each major show the curriculum required of students majoring in that field. Not every course is available each year/semester. See "PROGRAM DATES" in the Overview tab for a special note on calendar.
Architecture classes are annual. Students will get credits for the actual number of contact hours they take. In these cases, students are strongly recommended to come during the first semester (March- December).
Upon receipt of your application, the ISEP coordinator at Córdoba will confirm whether or not your desired courses are available during your requested study period. Please note on the Course Request List whether you are flexible with your courses and would be willing to take alternate courses. Mark with an asterisk any course that you must take in order to study there, keeping in mind that this may prevent you from being confirmed if the course is not available.
Housing and MealsHousing and meals are provided by host families.
OrientationThe orientation program is an obligatory course for all incoming students concerning academic issues, housing, health, emergencies, safety and general information. This program consists of four 3-hour-a-day sessions during which participants will meet one another and be given an explanation of university procedures for enrollment, grading system, and class schedules. A tour of campus will help students get acquainted with UCC facilities and information on tourist sites in downtown, and information on academic, cultural, athletics, commercial, and tourist activities will be provided. A welcome cocktail is offered every semester.
ProfileUniversidad Católica de Córdoba (UCC) is the oldest private university in Argentina. The activities of the university are carried out at the main building in Córdoba's downtown; at the 200-acre campus where seven schools and sport fields are located; at the School of Medicine and Reina Fabiola Clinic in General Paz area, and at the four farms (13,590 acres; 5,000 head of cattle) for research and experimentation on farming and animal husbandry, located in the province of Córdoba. Total enrollment: 6,000 including 200 foreign students.