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Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: 1 or more courses at 3000 level or equivalent for non-English taught courses
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (shared), Home-stay, Lodgings Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Program Strength: Agroecology and Sustainable Agri, Art History, Economics, Environmental Studies, Fermentation Science, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Nutrition and Foods, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sustainable Development, Theatre, Theatre Performance
Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Type: Full College: Beaver College of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Walker College of Business
Class Standing: 2nd Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:

Study for a Semester or Year in Argentina!


The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo's (UNCUYO) campus is located in the beautiful San Martín Park on the western-edge of Mendoza. With an enrollment of approximately 35,000 students, UNCUYO offers a large variety of subject areas to choose from. Popular subjects include studio art, fine art, art history, political science and education, among others. UNCUYO also offers abundant student activities, clubs and intramural sports.


Mendoza, the fourth largest city in Argentina, is located in western Argentina near the Chilean border. The city sits on the eastern edge of the Andean front range. Mendoza has a laid back feel but is also within easy striking distance of local wineries and mountain adventures.  With a range of dining and entertainment options students will also find plenty of things to do in town.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Early August to Early December (Semester 2 in Argentina)
  • Spring Semester: Late February to Mid July (Semester 1 in Argentina)


UNCUYO will arrange student housing upon acceptance. Students will stay in local homestays.

As UNCUYO is a full exchange program students will pay the Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian. UNCUYO will cover the housing costs and provide a meal stipend to students during the program.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
App Tuition & Fees based on your residency
Housing & Meals Full Exchange Fee
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Airfare $1400 - $2200  $1400 - $2200 
Additional Meals $100 - $200 $200 - $400
1Personal Expenses $800 - $1500 $1600 - $3000
Books and Materials $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Local Transportation $200 - $400 $400 - $800
Visa (for US Citizens) $150 $150
Travel to Consulate for Visa Appt $100 - $300 $100 - $300
Passport $150 $150
US Based Health Insurance Varies Varies
2Personal Travel and Spending $800 - $1500 $1600 - $3000
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.  
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, SpringAcademic Year.

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


The majority of UNCUYO courses are taught in Spanish.  To find course offerings please visit the CUYO website and click on the facultad (listed under Areas) in which you are interested (i.e. Area Ciencias Sociales y Humanas), then, select a carrera (major) that interests you (i.e. Licenciatura en Sociología), on the next page, click on the link under "Titulo" (i.e. Licenciatura an Sociología), and then scroll down to the middle of the page for a list of course offerings.

Each semester UNCUYO offers a semester long intensive Spanish language Course.  All students are encouraged to take this course.  UNCUYO also has identified some Elective Courses taught in Spanish that may be more appropriate for visiting students (i.e. the professors are used to teaching foreign students).  Students may select courses outside of this list but they should have advanced levels of Spanish language ability and substantial background in the academic area.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the UNCUYO program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.