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Universidad del Centro Educativo Latin America (UCEL)
Rosario, Argentina (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 03/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 03/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.70
Housing Options: Home Stay
Program Description:
La Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano (UCEL)
 
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History & Description

La Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano, UCEL, was founded in 1993.  In July 2007, the final authorization necessary for accreditation was granted by the Ministry of Education of Argentina .  This authorization cemented its reputation as the only institution in the city and the region to provide an education at all levels.  UCEL, today, is still known as an excellent institution with a long history of commitment to education, growth and tradition both abroad and nationally.

Rosario, Argentina


Rosario is the birthplace of the Argentinian flag, Lionel Messi, and ‘Che’ Guevara. Rosario’s essence is a mishmash of old and new.  The derelict buildings of the past have been converted into galleries, restaurants and skate parks, and the river beaches and islands have become abuzz with life in the summer. Rosario has a comfortable and down-to-earth feel, both its people and architecture.  

 

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About The Program

Orientation & Airport Pick-Up

When you first arrive in Argentina, UCEL will reserve a spot on the bus from Buenos Aires to Rosario.  When you arrive in Rosario, you will meet with your host family and discuss the food arrangements.  Then you will go the university to register for your classes and to go on a campus tour.  The formal orientation will cover basic information about the institution, classroom etiquette, and cultural adjustment.

Housing

You will be living with a host family, but the distance from the university may vary.  Students rooms are provided with a bed, sheets, a pillow, a dresser, a desk, and a closet.  You should have Internet access at your home as well.  However, you should bring your own laptop for convenience.

Food & Laundry

Each week you will go to the cashier at UCEL to receive your weekly stipend (about 150 pesos) for food.  You can choose to give it to your host family for them to provide you food, buy food yourself to keep in the house, eat at restaurants, or you can choose to combine these choices.  It is up to you and your host family.

Past students have had access to laundry in their host family’s home, but you may need to set aside money to pay someone to do it for you.

Banking & Cell Phones

It is recommended that students keep their American bank accounts and simply use the ATM's instead of opening a local bank account.  It is imperative, however, to inform your bank of your upcoming time abroad and to learn more about your bank’s policy for making withdrawals  in order to best avoid any banking problems.  Usually, you should expect a fee for withdrawals (usually about $3 or $4). More information regarding banking will be discussed during the BW Pre-Departure Orientation Session. 

As for cell phone use, students recommend buying a cell phone and phone cards abroad for both local and international calls.  

Academics

All of the classes at UCEL are taught in Spanish, so although you may be able to take classes in other disciplines besides the language, you need to be prepared for the classes to be challenging.  As for class work, just like at BW, it varies from class to class and this applies to assessments as well.  You may need to buy books for your classes, but you can also photocopy parts of the book at the library.  It is about $5 to photocopy the average textbook. 

Health & Fitness

All BW students are required to have international health insurance. Students will be automatically enrolled in this insurance. More information regarding insurance coverage will be provided once you begin an online application or contact Explorations for more details. 

If you experience any health problems, a health clinic is located within the vicinity of the campus.  It is also recommended that you bring Tums as it may take you awhile to adjust to the food and spices. 

As for recreation, there are only some local, private gyms that you could join at your own cost.  UCEL does not have a recreation center like BW.     


Eligibility

Current BW Status

You must be a current BW student and have completed at least one semester of on-campus study at BW before you may submit an application.

GPA

Your cumulative grade point average has to be 2.7 or above (the host institution might have a higher GPA requirement.)  If lower than a 2.7, students may appeal with the permission of the Explorations Director.

Student Conduct Record

Serious or multiple violations of college policy may jeopardize your eligibility for Explorations/Study Abroad programs. You will not be eligible for a program if you have been found in violation of any of the following policies within the past 12 months: alcohol, drugs, assault (any type), harassment, stalking, vandalism, theft and more (this list is not all-inclusive).

Bursar's Approval

Your account must be paid in full, or at least, making current payments to the University for the current term.

Insurance

All BW students are required to have international health insurance. Students will be automatically enrolled in this insurance. More information regarding insurance coverage will be provided once you begin an online application or contact Explorations for more details. 

What Can I Study?

As the classes are taught in Spanish, most of the classes available to you are Spanish language classes.  If you wish to take other classes, then you will need to meet with both Explorations/Study Abroad and your Academic Advisor beforehand.

Academic Credit

In order to receive transfer credit from your classes abroad, you need to receive a "C" grade or better.

How Much Does It Cost?

Students who choose to participate in this full semester program can expect to pay charges as a BW residential student--current tuition, room and board, for the respective semester. All of your financial aid and scholarships will apply. Students should expect to pay out of pocket for airfare and in-country expenses. These typically run between $2,000 and $4,000. However, this will depend on your personal spending habits. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

In addition to federal aid, other forms of financial assistance may be available. Public and private organizations, businesses, and churches often award grants, loans, and fellowships to students traveling abroad. Scholarships may be awarded on the basis of personal attributes (ethnic or religious background, parents' field of employment,etc.) For more information about available scholarships/funding, please visit : my.bw.edu/Academics/Study-Abroad/Pages/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships.aspx.



 
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