International Business Exchange Program
Universidad del CEMA (UCEMA)
The Universidad del CEMA (UCEMA) is a private university formally recognized by the Ministry of Education of Argentina. UCEMA is located in downtown Buenos Aires, at the heart of the financial and cultural activity of the country. It’s a highly specialized university that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of: business, finance, economics, systems engineering and political science. It’s a small institution with a student population of only 1,000.
Argentina is Latin America's third-largest economy, with a high rating on the human development index. Within Latin America, Argentina has the fifth highest nominal GDP per capita and the highest in purchasing power terms. Argentina's continental area is between the Andes mountain range in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. It borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south.
Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination, and is known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life, with the highest concentration of theatres in the world. People from Buenos Aires are referred to as porteños (people of the port). Tango, is Argentina's musical symbol. The official national sport of Argentina is “pato”, played with a six-handle ball on horseback, but the most popular sport is soccer.
Fall Semester: August to December
Spring Semester: March to July
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Language of Instruction
- Business courses are taught in Spanish: www.ucema.edu.ar/exchange-students-partner-universities/academic-information
- Students who wish to pursue courses taught in Spanish must have completed two upper-division Spanish language courses (300+) prior to departure in order to qualify for the exchange program. All applicants must meet the language prerequisite by the end of the semester prior to departure.
- A Language Proficiency Recommendation Report completed by your most current Language Instructor must be submitted in the Aztecs Abroad application to verify language ability.
Exchange program participants pay their regular full-time tuition/registration fees to SDSU to participate on the exchange program. Students are responsible for all other additional expenses such as passport, visa, airfare, housing, meals, books, etc. Refer to the budget sheet on blackboard for more information.
Housing and Meals
Housing/room & board expenses are not part of the SDSU exchange program. Students must arrange housing via their host institution or independently.
- Students are responsible for finding, arranging, and paying their housing fees while studying at the University of CEMA.
- The university does not have on-campus housing
- The university maintains and will provide an updated list of housing options in the city of Buenos Aires: student residences, host families, hotels, hostels, apartments & agencies.
All participants must purchase the comprehensive CSU Comprehensive FTIP Insurance. Students will need to pay via SDSU Student Account Services. Approximately $300 for one-semester.
Exchange participants are responsible for purchasing airfare. Hold-off on purchasing airfare until a Letter of Acceptance is issued by your host university (one-semester prior to going abroad).
The Letter of Acceptance is issued typically 4-6 weeks after students apply to the host university and will contain official program dates.
Student Visa Requirement
U.S.A. citizens are required to obtain a Student Visa to study abroad in Argentina for one semester or longer. The visa process varies by nationality, length of program, and consulate of jurisdiction.
Southern California residents:
SDSU (1 year prior)
- Students will be required to attend the visa appointment in-person.
- Spanish Consulate of Los Angeles Student Visa Requirements:
- Please note that you will need your official original acceptance letter by the day of your visa appointment.
- Students studying abroad in the Fall: schedule visa appointments no later than mid-July.
- Students studying abroad in the Spring: schedule visa appointments no later than early-December.
International Business majors must apply one-year prior to anticipated term abroad via Aztecs Abroad by clicking "Apply Now" on the button above.
Host University (1 semester prior)
After being approved by SDSU, students will also need to complete the application process for their host university. Students will receive an email with application instructions after the add/drop deadline (titled Post Decision).
International Business majors refer to SDSU blackboard for eligibility criteria
International Business majors: apply 1 year prior to intended term abroad
December 17th for the Fall Semester
May 12th for the Spring Semester
All other majors: apply 1 semester prior to intended term abroad.
February 20th for Fall Semester
September 20th for Spring Semester
This is a useful link that is about the city of Buenos Aires. The page also provides additional links to: Buenos Aires City Guide; Housing Information; Living Expenses; Airport-City Transportation and much more: https://www.ucema.edu.ar/foreign-students/pagina/about-buenos-aires
Study Abroad Program with link to study abroad brochure: https://www.ucema.edu.ar/study-abroad-program