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About the International Program

General Information
The Rosario Spring and Fall semesters are designed for first- through fourth-year Spanish language students with academic interests in business and the humanities. Business courses are conducted in English, while language and culture courses are taught in Spanish, and emphasize speaking and writing skills. Participants planning to enroll in the fall program with very little Spanish-speaking experience are encouraged to consider an intensive summer session to help ease the transition.
Each five-week Summer Program is language-intensive and offers first- through fourth-year language instruction in Spanish. There are no business or humanities courses offered in the summer. Students may attend one or both summer sessions in Rosario.
The program in Rosario offers students the opportunity to experience Argentina to the fullest--its people and its culture. Courses are tailored to American students and are designed to take advantage of the program's locale in the heart of Rosario. Field trips and academic excursions allow students to experience Argentina beyond the pages of their textbooks.

Who is elegible?
The Rosario program is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study with at least sophomore status and good academic standing. One term of college or two years of high school-level Spanish language course work is required for fall and spring semester applicants; however, there is no language requirement for the summer sessions. Selection is based on seriousness of purpose, academic achievement, and individual stability and maturity. Individual university requirements may vary.

Course combinations - Term Options
Students can participate in any or all of the programs offered in Rosario, provided the curriculum continues to meet their academic needs. It is suggested that students with little or no Spanish language begin with a summer session and continue their participation into the fall quarter. For all students, most any combination of terms and program locations can be accomodated.

Course credits
All language and humanities courses during the fall and spring terms meet 5 hours per week for a total of 65 contact hours each. Business courses meet 4 hours per week, for a total of 52 contact hours per term. Summer programs yield 75 language contact hours each session. Students attending any participating NCSA institutions receive home-campus credit. Students attending nonmember institutions receive transfer credit from a designated member school. AHA International facilitates nonmember arrangements after an application form has been submitted. Enrolling institutions determine the number of credits earned per course.

Spanish Language Courses
Language courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The curriculum focuses on practical language and conversation skills, in order to facilitate a quick transition to life in Rosario and to gain better access into the Spanish culture. Instruction emphasizes writing and verbal skills, including pronunciation, vocabulary, and comprehension.

UNR facilities (and student life)
Foreign students studying in Rosario will attend classes at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) through the Programa Internacional.
UNR, a large public university with departmental campuses throughout the city, was founded in 1968 and has grown rapidly to meet the expanding need for higher education. Programa Internacional courses are taught both in English and Spanish by UNR faculty. Foreign students have access to the same facilities as Argentine students and are encouraged to participate in campus activities with the Argentine students.

Student Accommodation
Students are placed with homestay families throughout Rosario, either alone or with another student. Host families provide students with the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in Argentine culture. Breakfast and dinner are shared with host families. A stipend is allocated on a regular basis for lunches on campus. Rosario has an excellent bus system which students will use for travel to and from campus. Daily roundtrip bus fare is provided.

Health and Safety
Medical information is required of all students who have been accepted into the program. This information is considered confidential. Medical insurance coverage is included in the program.

Prices and Dates
The current (2007) prices are:
- 5 weeks programs: $ 2.300 (United States Dollars)
- 13 weeks programs: $ 5.500 (United States Dollars)

Prices include:
• Tuition
• Excursions
• Homestay
• Some meals
• Books and course materials
• Local transportation pass
• Emergency Medical insurance
• On-site orientation
• Expert support from Programa Internacional staff members

This prices may suffer some adjustments due to additional services provided by your own University (like pre-departure support, administrative and academic services, etc.).
Please contact your University Study Abroad office.

Application Process
Students are encouraged to apply early, as program space is limited. Applications have priority according to the date received. Students attending participating institutions may pick up an application at their respective study abroad office. Students attending nonmember institutions should contact AHA International for an application.