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UVA Commerce: Third Year Core: Argentina & Chile: IES Abroad
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 09-APR-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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
1000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Enrollment Restricted to: McIntire School of Commerce Housing: Off-campus
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Angie Turner
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Program Description:

Third Year Core Abroad &

Fourth Year Semester Abroad

IES Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina & Santiago, Chile

Third year McIntire students:
After completing the online Education Abroad Workshop on this website,
apply to the "UVA Commerce: Semester Abroad" program, not to the specific program.


Program Overview
The McIntire School of Commerce and IES Abroad Argentina & Chile are offering third-year Commerce students an opportunity to study international business in Buenos Aires & Santiago during the spring semester.

The curriculum is designed to provide the essentials of the courses you would have taken at McIntire during this semester, so you will not fall behind your classmates who do not study abroad. The skills you develop and the experiences you have in this program will surely be a very valuable part of your total UVA educational experience. Students must have completed Spanish through the 102 level. A Spanish language immersion will start the semester before classes begin. All Commerce students will find a good selection of courses that interest them.

During the term abroad, students must complete 24 ETCS credits to transfer as 12 UVA semester hours. In addition to those credits, Commerce students must also complete the online UVA-taught Global Strategy and Value Enhancement course, which will result in three UVA credits for COMM 3041 being awarded by McIntire faculty and counting in students' UVA GPA. Each student must complete at least two business courses to equal 9 credits from the course planning list. Those two courses, along with the COMM 3041 online course, will satisfy the spring 9 credit ICE requirements. Additional courses will satisfy appropriate Commerce School or University electives.

For more information, view our course planning information.

NOTE: UVA accepts transfer credit (no grades) for courses taken abroad; however, students must receive a grade of C or better on each course to transfer credit back to UVA.

Spring Academic Calendar
Late February: Start of semester
Late June: End of program

Application Process
Students must attend the McIntire information session and complete the online Education Abroad Workshop on the website. Students should then complete the online "UVA Commerce: Semester Abroad" application available on the ISO website.

Applications are due by noon on the deadline date. Once admission is approved, students will be required to complete a program-specific application packet and attend several orientation sessions later in the semester.

IES works primarily pairing students in host families.

Additional Information
This program is a direct enroll program, with tuition being paid to IES. Students participating in this program will be responsible for the UVa Study Abroad Administrative Fee during the semester abroad. Detailed information about this fee can be found in the online Education Abroad Workshop.

All UVA students are required to have both basic international health coverage and emergency assistance coverage when studying abroad.
See the Insurance page on the ISO website for more information about requirements. Additional information and details about the IES Abroad Argentina program can be found on their Web site.


This program is currently not accepting applications.