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Queen's University

International Programs Office

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

City: Buenos Aires
Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1: March – Early August

Semester 2: Early August – Late December

Options Available: Full year or one semester
Languages of instruction: Spanish, English
Full time course equivalent:

In order to be considered a Full Time International Student, UCA requires students to take a minimum of 12 credits. A regular UCA student takes 15-20 credits per semester.

1 UCA Credit is equivalent to 1 course hour per week (1 course hour = 45 minutes).

One Semester at UCA is 16 weeks of classes (except the Economic School that has 17 weeks).


Course Information:

For course information, please visit Courses Offered 


Transfer credit information is currently available for Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina

Approximate living expenses: Some helpful information about living in Buenos Aires can be found at
Additional information:

Students must meet the “Intermediate Advanced” standard during the language placement test. If this standard is not met, Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL) courses are offered prior to or during the study abroad period for a reduced fee. Some courses are offered in English through the Latin-American Studies Program.


At least Queen's SPAN 204/205 or equivalent required.

Did you know: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was UCA's Grand Chancellor until his election by the Catholic church in 2013 as Pope Francis.
Resources: Find out more about exchange on the UCA International Office website.

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