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Wednesday, April 04, 2012 (read 424 times)
Favorite Study Destination in Latin Americaby Dilek
35 thousand foreign students are expected to arrive to study in this Latin American country.
The International Travel Survey conducted by INDEC in 2011 showed 62,626 tourists have visited the country.
You may guess which country we are talking about, yes it is, Argentina.
The massive flow began after 2001 and chose the city for the quality and quantity of its educational offerings and for its tourist attractions.
The academic activity lies fifth in the ranking of motivations so that overseas visitors visiting the country, behind: holiday, business, family visits and conferences.
Since 2001 began the influx of students and the amount UBA doubled in the last five years. During 2007, 4,700 foreigners began to pursue a career in University of Buenos Aires, while today that number grew to nearly 10,000 enrolled.
The students mostly come from Bolivia, Peru and Brazil, followed by Chile and Paraguay. But as the house of studies has cooperation agreements with European countries, a considerable amount of students of German, Spanish and French as well as Americans choose Argentina to study. And in 2012 there are 150 students coming from China. Many students prefer Argentina to study Spanish and explore the Latin American culture.
While UBA has no student housing, they recommend hostels and residences which should be previously checked.
In The National Institute of Arts (IUNA), some courses have alumni up to 80% foreigners, as well as in the graduate Department of Visual Arts.
One of the reasons for this search is related to the amount of public and private universities that offer academic programmes reaches a total of 80 institutions.
Another reason is the crisis in Europe and America, which is the reason for the foreigners to seek other options on education and employment.
In that sense, Buenos Aires is the seventh most preferred destination for the American students since 2010. Therefore, many local universities, such as Di Tella, the Belgrano, Palermo and the Foundation HA Barceló, promote its academic offers at international fairs.
Among her extracurricular services include promotions such as free Spanish language courses. In addition, Secretary of University Policies of the Ministry of Education's Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Migration have generated the outside borders.
Keywords: latin america, buenos aires, argentina, spanish, study, university of buanos aires