Universidad Blas Pascal, Córdoba, Argentina
Universidad Blas Pascal, Córdoba, Argentina

International Programs

INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

4-WEEK INTENSIVE SPANISH AND CULTURE PROGRAM

It is true that language learning is a key element for our International Programs. However, UBP does not only provide Spanish lessons but also offers a well-rounded knowledge of the Argentinean culture and society as a whole.
 
The program helps international students to:

  • Improve their level of Spanish and built their confidence to use it in everyday communication as well as in formal contexts (either written or oral
  • Become familiar with their social environment. For that purpose, families and tutors become of great importance
  • Adapt to a new academic system
  • Acknowledge the city and surroundings

 
It includes:
– Theoretical and practical classes.
– Accommodation with an Argentine host family, which includes three meals per day and laundry service.
– Free access to all campus facilities (library, cafeteria, weight-lifting room, tennis courts, etc).
– City Tour
– Health insurance.
– Farewell party.
– Argentine tutor that orients the student around the city and on campus.
– Excursions to the Hills.

 
* Airfare and personal expenses are not included
 
Requirements

– Three semesters of Spanish at high school or university level, or its equivalent from a private institution.
– Complete the Application Forms from our Web Site and send them via e-mail to: incoming@ubp.edu.ar prior to deadline:
*A 10% deposit is required to confirm registration.
 
Duration of Program

February and July of each year
 
Starting Date: 1st week of July / 1st week of February
End of the program: 1st week of August / 1st week of March
Aplication Deadline: 1st week of May / 1st week of November

 

6-WEEK SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM

UBP offers this Intensive Spanish program, created by a group of experienced professionals in education, to all students who wish to acquire the ability to communicate in Spanish in a fast, natural and appropriate way. The 6-Week Spanish Language and Culture Program includes 3 hours of theoretical and practical lessons daily, to approach the Spanish language intensively, and thus achieve a rapid progression of the oral and written communication skills.

 
The program helps international students to:

  • Improve their level of Spanish and built their confidence to use it in everyday communication as well as in formal contexts (either written or oral
  • Become familiar with their social environment. For that purpose, families and tutors become of great importance
  • Adapt to a new academic system
  • Acknowledge the city and surroundings

 
Includes

– Accommodation with an Argentine host family, which includes three meals per day and laundry service
– Free access to all campus facilities (library, cafeteria, weight-lifting room, tennis courts, etc)
– City Tour
– Health insurance
– Welcome lunch
– Farewell party
– Argentine tutor that orients the student around the city and on campus
– Excursion to the Hills

 * Airfare and personal  expenses are not included
 
Requirements
– At least, 2 semesters of Spanish at high school or university level, or its equivalent from a private institution.
– Complete the Application Forms from our web site and send them via e-mail to: intercambio@ubp.edu.ar prior to deadline
– Flight number and timetable information should be sent to incoming@ubp.edu.ar at least 15 days before arrival
– A 10% deposit is required 30 days before arrival

 

BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA

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SEMESTER PROGRAM

ACADEMIC YEAR OR SEMESTER PROGRAM

Language And Hispanic Culture Program
 

This program was created to respond to the international students’ needs to be integrated into the academic community and also to know intensely the Argentinean culture.

The program offers a variety of classes: Intermediate and Advanced Spanish, Modern History of Argentina and Latin America, Argentine Popular Culture, Argentine Literature and Cultural workshop (Argentine traditional cuisine, Folklore music and dances, among other activities.)

International students also have the option of taking courses with Argentinean students through the Career Studies Plan. This is an interesting and effective way to help the international students integrate with other Argentinean studens.

Since all courses are taught in Spanish, an intermediate level of the language is required (a minimum of four semesters, either at a university level or its equivalent from another institution). If they don’t reach the Spanish level required they can take the Intensive Spanish Program a month before regular classes begin.
 
 
Includes:
– Transportation from the Cordoba International Airport to the university campus – the students should arrive during the dates set in the schedule.
– Theoretical and practical classes.
– Accommodation with an Argentine host family, which includes three meals per day and laundry service.
– Free access to all campus facilities (library, cafeteria, weight-lifting room, tennis courts, etc).
– Health insurance.
– City Tour.
– Campus Tour.
– Welcome Lunch
– End of the program gathering (Food and non-alcoholic drinks included)
– Rhythms
– Excursions to the Hills.
– Argentine tutor that orientates the student around the city and on campus
 

Optional:
Cultural workshop classes (Argentine traditional cuisine, Folklore music and typical dances among other activities.)
Latin american rhythms.
 
* Airfare and personal expenses are not included
 
 

Requirements
 
Four semesters of Spanish at high school or university level, or its equivalent from a private institution.
Complete the Application Forms from our web site and send them via e-mail to: incoming@ubp.edu.ar prior to deadline:
First week of November for Spring Semester (March to June)
First week of May for Fall Semester (August to November)
 
A 10% deposit is required to confirm registration.
 
Program Length
 
First Academic Semester: From March to June
Second Academic Semester: From August to November

ACADEMIC YEAR OR SEMESTER PROGRAM + INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

UBP offers the opportunity to undertake an internship while doing a study program in Córdoba. Students can gain valuable cultural experience that promotes a change in perspective, thus cultivating future professional and personal ambitions.
 
To take this program, it is compulsory to be enrolled for one semester or the full academic-year.
 
Workload
A minimum of 8 hours per week (130 hours per semester)
 
Includes
– Semester or academic-year internships in Argentina
– Internships at UBP, elementary schools, high schools, and non-profit organizations. Successful fields for internship include Communications, Education, Social Work, Computing, and Technology/Graphic Design
 
Requirements
– Spanish proficiency (speaking, listening, and writing). A minimum of one Spanish course at the advanced level.
– Academic background or experience in the field.
– A written Internship application approved by the student’s university and received by UBP before the application deadline.
– Upon finishing the Internship Program, students must write an essay about their experience
 
* Internships are not granted until the personal interview takes place. The interview will be given upon the student’s arrival. If the student is not accepted for the internship, he/she may take another subject from the UBP Integrated Program in order to receive the corresponding credits.
 
Program Length
4 or 8 months
 
Contact
incoming@ubp.edu.ar

ACADEMIC YEAR OR SEMESTER PROGRAM + SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM

UBP as an institution involved with progress tries to work on citizens socially responsible. That is why, we are oriented to welfare based on all of the rights and duties of the participants of this society.
Academic training needs to go beyond theories and practice in order to contribute to a permanent development of changes.
For that reason, through this program we offer the students the possibility of having a view of the society demands in order to create and encourage people to develop projects together.
 
To take this program, it is compulsory to be enrolled for one semester or the full academic-year.
 
The main objectives of this program are:

  • promote the involvement of a professional with the others.
  • contribute to team work oriented to the development and progress.
  • face the student with the social reality of Argentina.

 
“My experience at the soup kitchen has been everything that I imagined. I got to know another aspect of Cordoba and Argentina. In addition to Blas Pascal University, I experienced a nearby world that is quite different: poor, with less social opportunities, yet full of talented children”
     Abby Russell, Clemson University
   

Workload
140 hours each semester
 

Details
There will be a coordinator in charge that will help the student and will be available for him/her in case of queries. The coordinator will be monitoring the development of the student inside the institution assigned and will be responsible of giving a grade at the end of the program – pass, failed, incomplete –
 

Duties of the Volunteer

  • To develop the volunteering tasks that have been assigned, to accomplish the commitment with UBP and with the institution.
  • To preserve confidentiality regarding the information obtained during the volunteering and to respect the rights of the people involved in this task.
  • To take the training activities needed to assure a good development of the volunteering.
     

    Possible Areas of Participation

  • Education: primary school, high-school and non-profit organizations.
  • Health: hospital, consultant communitarian centers and organizations related to health care
  • House building
     

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Enrollment for One Semester
  • Academic background or experience in the field
  • A written application for the Service Learning Program approved by the student’s university and received by UBP before the application deadline.
  • During the Service Learning Program, students must gather information in order to write a final paper on one of these topics:
              1. A detailed profile of the institution where you did your activity
              2. An analysis of a problem within the institution where you were collaborating
     

    Program Length
    4 or 5 months
     

    Application Deadlines
    First semester (March-July): First week of November
    Second semester (August – November): First week of May
     

    Contact
    incoming@ubp.edu.ar

  • PROGRAMS FOR GROUPS

    TAILORED PROGRAMS (SPANISH)

    UBP also provides professors and faculty with the opportunity to create their own Tailored Programs.
    In general, Tailored Programs are planned 6-month in advance of the expected program starting date. To submit a preliminary inquiry, or to request a formal proposal, please contact criacademico@ubp.edu.ar for more information.

     Workload
    Varies depending on the program
     
    Includes
    – Transportation from the Cordoba International Airport to the university campus
    – Theoretical and practical classes
    – Accommodation with an Argentine host family, which includes three meals per day and laundry service
    – Free access to all campus facilities (library, cafeteria, weight-lifting room, tennis courts, etc).
    – Health insurance ( www.osde.com.ar )
    – City Tour
    – Campus Tour
    – Welcome and Farewell party
    – Tango and Cultural workshop (Argentine traditional cuisine, Folklore music and dances, Horse-back riding lessons, among other activities
    – Argentine Tutor that orients the student around the city and on campus
     
    Requirements

    – Complete the Application Forms IN-01, IN-02 and IN-03 from our web site www.ubp.edu.ar/relacionesinternacionales and send them via e-mail to criacademico@ubp.edu.ar a month before deadline
    – A 10% deposit is required at least 15 days before arrival* A minimum of 10 participants is required

    ACADEMIC SEMESTER IN ENGLISH

    This program was created for those international students who do not have the level required to take classes in Spanish at the UBP, and are willing to take a program in a foreign friendly environment. The program offers courses in English (60-hour workload) especially designed to meet their requirements:

    • Argentine History through the Economic Processes
    • International Business
    • Marketing
    • Literature and movies

     
    Besides, students have intensive Spanish lessons three times a week (90-hour workload)
    Students stay with an Argentine host family and they are accompanied by a tutor (young students) throughout the whole program, which allows a successful adaptation.
    Tango lessons complement the student’s full immersion into the Argentine way of living.
     
    Includes

    – Transportation from the Cordoba International Airport to the university campus
    – Theoretical and practical classes
    – Accommodation with an Argentine host family, which includes three meals per day and laundry service
    – Free access to all campus facilities (library, cafeteria, weight-lifting room, tennis courts, etc)
    – City Tour
    – Health insurance
    – Farewell party
    – Argentine tutor that orients the student around the city and on campus
    – Excursion to the Hills

     
    * Airfare, personal and Student visa expenses are not included
     

    SHORT PROGRAMS IN ENGLISH

    These programs are dictated in English and they are oriented to foreign students, professors or companies who are interested in taking a course related to their field of study from a unique cultural perspective.

     
    Currently, there are three programs offered:

  • Latin American Cultural Heritage – the Argentine Case (Four-week Architecture Course)
  • The Argentine Financial Crisis and its Impact (Two-week Administration Course)
  • Environmental Management
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    All courses in English include:

    – Transportation from the Cordoba International Airport to the university campus

    – Theoretical and practical classes

    – Accommodation with an Argentine host family, which includes three meals per day and laundry service

    – Welcome and Farewell party

    – Free access to all campus facilities (library, cafeteria, weight-lifting room, tennis courts, etc).

    – City Tour

    – Health insurance ( www.osde.com.ar )

    – Argentine Tutor that orients the student around the city and on campus

     
    * A 10% deposit is required at least 15 days before arrival (through Western Union)
     

    Latin American Cultural Heritage – the Argentine Case


    This course was designed to fully understand and recognize the values of the Latin-American Cultural Heritage. Participants will analyze Argentina’s architectural heritage and its conservation problems, from a diverse cultural perspective. Students will experience and understand the development of Latin American city planning, architectural and artistic heritage from the pre-Columbian period until the first period of modernity.
    Target Fields of Study: Architecture, Anthropology and Landscaping
     
    Workload
    40 hours
     
    Includes
    – All common aspects to the programs in English

    – One-week excursion to northern Argentina (Quebrada de Humahuaca, Puna Jujeña y Valles Calchaquíes)
     
    Requirements
    – Download and complete the Application Forms IN-01, IN-02 and IN-03 from our web site www.ubp.edu.ar/relacionesinternacionales and send them via e-mail to criacademico@ubp.edu.ar a month before deadline (First week of June)
    – Previous knowledge or experience in the field of Architecture, Anthropology and Landscaping
    – A minimum of two semesters of college Spanish, or the completion of the 2 week Spanish Program
     
    Program Length
    – 4 weeks 40 hours

    – All the Programs in English take place in July, however, this date may adapt to meet the students need
     
     

    The Argentine Financial Crisis and its Impact

    This course displays the structural changes suffered as a result of the financial crisis of 2001 which radically impacted the market, in order to carry out its analysis. Market strategies and other adopted modalities to achieve stability and positioning will also be studied during the course.
    Workload: 20 hours
     
    Includes
    – All common aspects to the programs in English
    – Theoretical classes and visits to companies, where the student will learn about the Argentine crisis and how businesses adapted to sweeping national changes
    – Visits to different companies (Paper mill, Córdoba Stock Exchange, local Airline company, National Agriculture and Livestock Industry [INTA], among others)
     
    Requirements
    – Download and complete the Application Forms IN-01, IN-02 and IN-03 from our web site www.ubp.edu.ar/relacionesinternacionales and send them via e-mail to criacademico@ubp.edu.ar a month before deadline (First week of June)

    – Previous knowledge or experience in the field of Economics, Accountant and Business Administration
    – A minimum of two semesters of college Spanish, or the completion of the 2 week Spanish Program
     
    Program Length:Two weeks
     
    All the Programs in English take place in July, however, this date may adapt to meet the students need
     
     

    Environmental Management


    The fundamental aim of this four-week Environmental Management Course is to understand and recognize Natural Argentine Heritage principles in addition to Sustainable Tourism.
    Target Fields of Study: Business and Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences and Life Sciences, among others

     
    Workload: 40 hours
     
    Includes
    – All common aspects to the programs in English
    – Theoretical classes
    – Trips to the most important National Parks in the country, such as Iguazú National Park, Ischigualasto National Park, and Talampaya
     
    Requirements
    – Download and complete the Application Forms IN-01, IN-02 and IN-03 from our web site www.ubp.edu.ar/relacionesinternacionales and send them via e-mail to criacademico@ubp.edu.ar a month before deadline (First week of June)

    – Previous knowledge or experience in the field of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences and Life Sciences, among others

    – A minimum of two semesters of college Spanish, or the completion of the 2 week Spanish Program

     
    Program Length: Four weeks
     
    All the Programs in English take place in July, however, this date may adapt to meet the students need


     
    Some of the universities that trust our faculty-led programs are:

    · Clemson University, USA

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    · University of Richmond, USA
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    · Austin Community College, USA
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    · Muskingum University, USA
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    E-LEARNING

    Virtual Spanish Instruction Program (EVEE)

     
    Blas Pascal University has a special interest in creating new virtual techniques to meet student’s needs. For this reason, it has carefully developed a Virtual Spanish Instruction Program (EVEE). EVEE is an interactive internet-based program that strives to promote, achieve, and improve the learning of Spanish as a second language.
     
    This virtual environment has been especially created to adapt the diverse learning methods necessary for particular needs of students around the world, while simultaneously providing the instructor with a variety of didactic resources.
     
    EVEE courses have been organized according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  • Beginner – A2+
  • Intermediate – B1 (available soon)
  • Advanced – C1 (available soon)
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    SPANISH COURSE –BEGINNER LEVEL

    This course focuses on the communicative approach. Students are introduced to the basic characteristics of the language which enables them to interact with native speakers and to participate in communicate situations to consolidate or improve their knowledge in academic and professional instances, both written and oral.
    The course is distributed in 4 units organized according to grammatical contents:

  • Unit 1: Introductory aspects. Present verb tense. Ideas related to daily life and personal introduction.
  • Unit 2: Past Perfect tense. Gerunds. Pronouns and adverbs.
  • Unit 3: Imperfect Past tense. Adjectives and Comparatives.
  • Unit 4: Vocabulary, useful and gastronomic expressions. Organization of events and invitations.
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    ENROLLMENT – COURSE DURATION

    Access to the system [username and password] can be obtained by paying the required fee. This will guarantee the student direct access to his/her group’s study room.
    Course length: 12 weeks.
    Consult dates to incoming@ubp.edu.ar
    * Units provided for study purposes will be available every 15 days-
     

    EVALUATION AND GRADING

    Evaluation and grading of the course is done by the professor – tutor who is in charge of it.
    To pass the course students need to accomplish the following:

  • Regular participation in the forum to assure a progressive monitoring
  • 2 written exams (sent through the virtual platform)
  • A final exam
  • CERTIFICATES

    Upon the successful completion of EVEE courses, the student will receive a certificate that recognizes the completion of given course.
     
    Payment method: by credit card – Visa o MasterCard

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