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Program Description:
Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM)
The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a social studies Semester Abroad in Argentina through the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). This program presents a unique opportunity for immersion in Buenos Aires, with classes in English. Courses include a service learning component, with internship in a worker-run coop and at UNSAM’s learning Center at the San Martín State Penitentiary (CUSAM).
UNSAM serves more than 3,000 graduate students and 13,000 undergraduate students through 75 programs in Science and Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts.
The main campus is located in a blended middle and working class neighborhood in San Martín, Miguelete, a short distance from downtown Buenos Aires.  Seventy-five percent of UNSAM students are first generation college students, and the majority have day-time jobs. With an emphasis on research both in social sciences and STEM, the campus also sports the Mauricio Kagel Institute of Arts that offers circus, puppetry, and acting workshops taught under a circus tent.
Students who are currently pursuing Majors in Social Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities or other related disciplines are eligible for this program. No Spanish is required.
UNSAM currently offers courses in English on Latin American Politics, Latin American History,  International Trade in Latin America, and a Service Learning Course with internships in Worker-Run Coops and CUSAM, a sociology major at the San Martin Penitentiary. To complete 15 academic credits, students are encouraged to take Spanish I or Spanish II. Many other courses in Spanish are available for those already proficient in the language.
Offered once a year, this program follows UMass’ Spring Semester schedule (late January to early May).
Homestays with Argentine families in downtown Buenos Aires include breakfast, dinner, and a private room in the home.
COST: $9,150.00 includes tuition and fees, room and board and transfers.  Additional fees are $750 for the UMass education abroad fee and international airfare which is estimated between $1,000 to $1,300.

Professor Graciela Monteagudo

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.