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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 2019Spring 2020
Arrival Date August 1, 2019February 28 or March 1, 2020
Classes Begin August 5, 2019March 6, 2020
Classes End November 23, 2019June 22, 2020
Final Exams November 24 - December 7, 2019To Be Announced
Departure Date December 8, 2019June 25 - July 7, 2020
Deadline to Apply April 1, 2019September 15, 2019

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

See the course catalog for more information.

Accommodations

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

Fees

Fall Semester 2019

Charged to OKCU Student Account:

  • OKCU tuition and fees.

Invoiced to student by UCEL:

  • Housing: $4,000
  • Meal plan (2 meals per day, included in housing fee)
  • Activity Fee: $180
  • Medical Insurance: $70

Additional costs that students pay directly:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Passport and/or visa fees
  • Local transportation (approximately $50)
  • Meals not included in plan
  • Personal expenses

Download cost estimate for details.

Spring Semester 2020

Charged to OKCU Student Account:

  • OKCU tuition and fees.

Invoiced to student by UCEL:

  • Housing: $4000
  • Meal plan (2 meals per day, included in housing fee)
  • Activity Fee: $180
  • Medical Insurance: $70

Additional costs that students pay directly:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Passport and/or visa fees
  • Local transportation (approximately $50)
  • Meals not included in plan
  • Personal expenses

Download cost estimate for details.

Eligibility

  • Junior standing or above at beginning of program
  • Must be at least 19 years of age at beginning of program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Students with a 2.50 to 2.99 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • 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 a cost estimate to determine what a semester in Rosario will cost you.

Contact at UCEL

Primary Student Contact: Lic. Melina Docampo relacionesinternacionales@ucel.edu.ar

Website: www.ucel.edu.ar

Phone: +54341 449 92 92

  • 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

405-208-5160 or 405-208-5259

Clara Jones Administration Building, 4th Floor, Suite 438