Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Semester Abroad - Argentina

Semester in Argentina offered through Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

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Secretario de Turismo
As part of Southwestern’s student exchange program with the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

in Buenos Aires, Argentina, students in either law school may study at the corresponding law school and earn transferable credit. Usually, two Southwestern students spend a semester in Argentina each year through the exchange program.

Participating Southwestern students must be in the top half of their class; be either 3rd-year day or 3rd- or 4th-year evening or PLEAS student at the time of travel to Buenos Aires. Students must also demonstrate sufficient fluency in Spanish to undertake legal study in that language.

Southwestern students who would like to participate in the Fall need to apply by April 30. To apply, students must submit the following materials to the Dean of Students Office:
  • a current resume;
  • a letter (in Spanish, accompanied by an English translation) that describes the student’s interest in the program and lists the qualities that recommend the applicant for selection.

Tuition fees for the program are paid to Southwestern. Grading is on a credit/no-credit basis, with a minimum grade of "C" required for credit transfer. Applicants must agree to release their transcripts to the Universidad Di Tella. Students who anticipate a need for financial aid while in Argentina should contact the Southwestern Financial Aid Office.

Some assistance with living accommodations may be available through the Consejo Argentino de Intercambio Estudiantil.

General Questions about the Argentina Semester should be directed to: