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Semester in Argentina

Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano

About the Program

The University of the Latin American Educational Center (UCEL) was founded in 1993 within the Latin American Educational Center Association. This civil non-profit organization was established in Rosario in 1875 under the tutorship of Louise Denning and Jennie Chapin. These young missionary teachers took the challenge from President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento to open the North American School, now called the Latin American Educational Center. Over the years, their initiative was taken over by people sharing their educational zest and conviction, thus new educational levels were gradually added and the project finally ended with the foundation of the University.

Within UCEL new study programs were set up in an attempt to meet regional needs stemming from the main activities developed in the area. UCEL offers within the School of Economics and Business Administration degree programs in public accounting, business administration, human resources, marketing, economics, and hospitality management. The School of Chemistry offers a degree in nutrition. The School of Law and Social Sciences offers a degree in law, public auctioneering, and real estate brokering; a degree in English language and literature. All programs are accredited by the National Ministry of Education Science and Technology.

UCEL offers students opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities such as the university choir, drama classes, in-house volleyball and soccer tournaments, and annual marathons in addition to a full agenda of cultural activities opened to the community, such as concerts and exhibits.

Quick Facts

  • Rosario, located in the province of Santa Fe, is the third largest city in Argentina.
  • Rosario, a port city on the Paraná River, is 180 miles from the capital city, Buenos Aires.
  • UCEL is a Methodist-affiliated institution and has a Wesley Center.
  • Rosario is home to two professional football (soccer) teams.
  • Locals are known as Rosarinos.

Dates/TermFall 2018Spring 2019
Arrival Date August 1, 2018 February 28 or March 1, 2019
Classes Begin August 13, 2018 March 11, 2019
Classes End November 23, 2018 June 22, 2019
Final Exams November 24 - December 7, 2018 June 25 - July 7, 2019
Departure Date December 8, 2018 July 8, 2019
Deadline to Apply May 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
Credits/Classes

Students enroll in 12 to 15 credit hours. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Courses are taught in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Political Science
Accommodations

All students are housed with host families in Rosario. Three meals a day are provided by the host family.

Fees

Fall 2018

  • Tuition and fees: Students pay OKCU tuition and fees; most scholarships and financial aid apply
  • Student Housing: $3500
  • Activity Fee: $125
  • Meal plan: Included in homestay, three meals per day
  • Medical Insurance: $50
  • Airport pick-up is included
  • Other local transportation: $50
  • Passport and visa fees

Spring Semester 2019

  • Tuition and fees: Students pay OKCU tuition and fees; most scholarships and financial aid apply
  • Student Housing: $3500
  • Activity Fee: $125
  • Meal plan: Included in homestay, three meals per day
  • Medical Insurance: $50
  • Airport pick-up is included
  • Other local transportation: $50
  • Passport and visa fees

Download budget template to determine what a semester in Rosario will cost you.

Eligibility
  • Junior standing or above at beginning of program
  • Must be at least 20 years of age at beginning of program
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Good standing with OKCU
  • Advanced proficiency to fluency in Spanish
Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Federal and State Aid typically applies
  • Most OKCU scholarships apply
  • Fund for Education Abroad
  • Gilman Scholarship (for Pell recipients only)

Download budget template to determine what a semester in Rosario will cost you.

Contact at UCEL

Primary Student Contact: Ms. Melina Decampo relacionesinternacionales@ucel.edu.ar

Website: www.ucel.edu.ar

Phone: +3414499292 x117

  • Front of UCEL's main building

    UCEL offers Spanish-speaking students challenging course work in several disciplines.

  • Close-up of science lab beakers

    UCEL offers an array of science courses from anatomy and physiology to microbiology, organic chemistry, and physics.

  • classroom photo

    OKCU students study with local students at UCEL

  • Tiesha Davis at Iguazu Falls

    An excursion to Iguazu Falls is a popular adventure for students studying abroad in Rosario

  • UCEL Chapel

    Students at UCEL will experience a South American example of the Methodist traditions of education and service.

Contact the Office of Global Engagement

studyabroad@okcu.edu

405-208-5259 or 405-208-5270

Clara Jones Administration Building, 4th Floor, Suite 438