The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) was founded by the Jesuits in 1613. It is the oldest Argentine university and one of the most prestigious in Latin America. It became a public institution in 19th century. The old university’s colonial building complex located in the down town area was declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. In almost 400 years, the university turned into an academic center that includes 12 schools, 98 research centers, 20 libraries, 14 museums, 2 observatories for astronomical research, and a Laboratory of Hemo-derivatives.
Within the framework of the internationalization of higher education, the UNC holds the vision to become an academic center that leads the academic relationships between Argentine universities and the international university system.
In accordance with this vision, the UNC’s International Relations Office, (Prosecretaría de Relaciones Internacionales,PRI), has the mission to create links between the UNC and other international organizations by developing cooperation projects with higher education institutions, scientific and academic networks, regional and multilateral agencies.
The Spanish and Latin American Culture Program (Programa de Español y Cultura Latinoamericana, PECLA) is developed according to one of PRI's main objectives: to offer UNC’s academic excellence to both undergraduate and graduate international students who are willing to carry on semester study abroad or degree programs.
Spanish and Latin American Culture Program
Lic. Sonia Bierbrauer
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas (Subsuelo)
Av. Valparaíso s/n