Semester program

Universidad Austral offers undergraduate semester courses in English that cover several fields, with a focus on Argentina and/or Latin America.

When selecting your courses, keep in mind the following:

  • Courses in English are for undergraduate students.
  • You must have completed at least 4 semesters at your home University, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent on a different scale.
  • For non-native English speakers, a minimum level of B2 (80 iBT TOEFL / 6.0 IELTS / IB Diploma / IGCSE / Cambridge FCE) is expected. We require a certificate taken no more than 5 years before.
  • You may enroll in a maximum of 5 courses, or complete a maximum of 15 credits/30 ECTS.
  • Courses are subject to cancellation if enrollment is below prescribed minimums (i.e: 5 students).
  • Sessions in english are held between Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Students must attend at least 80% of the classes in each course. Please read Austral Academic Rules.
  • The orientation day is mandatory, and takes place the week before courses begin.

Course Registration Process: In the Application Form you must load the learning agreement with a list of ten courses your university has approved. Upon acceptance, you will complete a pre-registration form so that you can mark your priorities among those ten courses. You will be allowed to try the courses chosen in your Learning Agreement. After 5 business days, you finally register confirming your course selection to the Exchange Coordinator.


Campus: tbc

Professor: Graciela Abarca

Credits: 3.0 /ECTS: 6.0

Language of instruction: English

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Format: 14 synchronic sessions, 1,5h each ,once a week. Remaining hours : Asynchronic

Course Description

This course considers artistic developments in Latin America, from early twentieth-century avant-garde movements to recent contemporary projects. With the understanding that the modern construct of “Latin America” encompasses an area of tre-mendous ethnic, racial, and linguistic diversity, we will survey a broad range of art practices throughout the Americas as well as major modern architectural projects in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. Particular attention will be paid to cases in which artists and architects worked in the service of governmental regimes, as in Mexican muralism in the 1920s and the construc-tion of Brasília, a new national capital for Brazil, in the 1950s. We will also examine those cases in which artworks and artistic networks offered a means of challenging or subverting repressive policies. Beyond politics, this course focuses on the ten-sions—indigenous vs. cosmopolitan, urban vs. rural, rich vs. poor—and the international dialogues that have informed the production and reception of art and architecture in the region. Group and individual visits to museums are integral aspects of this course, so that we may consider the contributions of artists from Latin America to global modern and contemporary art.

Course aims

While honing the careful looking, critical reading, clear writing, and effective public speaking skills that the history of art and architecture teaches, participants will:
• gain accurate knowledge of the great diversity and richness of artistic and architectural traditions in modern and contemporary Latin America, and learn to identify broad patterns of historical and regional categorization within the field of study.
• develop insights into how the production and reception of art in the region has been affected by processes of transnational and transatlantic movement and exchange.
• evaluate the ways in which artists have both articulated and challenged national and regional histories, identities, and stereotypes over time through their choices of subjects, mediums, styles, and modes of diffusion.
• analyze the complex interrelations among agents, institutions, publics, and markets in the production and recep-tion of works of modern art and architecture.
• assess the mechanisms by which “Latin American Art” came to be a category within the history of modern and contemporary art in the 1980s, and the limitations of this model.


Campus: Pilar

Professor: Marcelo Cancelliere

Credits: 3.0 /ECTS: 6.0

Language of instruction: English

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Format: 14 in person sessions, 1,5h each ,once a week. Remaining hours : Asynchronic

Course Description

Business planning is an integral tool for any business to evaluate its potential and map out a desired future for the short and mid term.
Being the students’ first approach to this topic, the course will address two areas: the regular process and conventional format of a BP, and the key concepts and tools of the several disciplines that it involves, such as Finance, Marketing, Strategic Planning, etc.
Throughout the course, students will work in groups on their own business plans. They will have the chance to experience the full process and practice improving the plan in iterative cycles, based on feedback and discussion in class.

Learning Objectives:
● To know what are the key components, format and style of a BP.
● To understand the purpose of Business Planning.
● To learn and apply analysis tools commonly used to evaluate the business potential, products and services positioning and strategic stand.
● To be able to put together an organizational plan and a marketing plan.
● To understand the financial documents that constitute a BP and be able to produce a 3 years P&L projection.
● To understand the specific aspects of business planning for nonprofit organizations.

Buenos Aires
Cerrito 1250, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
(C1010AAZ), Argentina

Mariano Acosta 1611, Pilar,
Pcia. de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Paraguay 1950, Rosario,
Santa Fe, Argentina