Semester in Argentina offered through Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
in Buenos Aires, Argentina, students in either law school may study at the corresponding law school and earn transferable credit. In 2014-2015, there were no students who participated in this exchange.
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.
State Department Travel Information
Click here to visit the United States Department of State website for information about traveling to and within Argentina. If, prior to the commencement of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for Argentina, all registrants will be notified promptly of the warning and be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. If, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for Argentina, students will be notified promptly of the warning and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. In the event that students withdraw from the program as permitted in these criteria during the course of the program, or if the program is terminated, students will be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of withdrawal or termination.
General Questions about the Argentina Semester should be directed to: