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Se puede obtener información en ALICANA sobre:
- Estudios de grado y de posgrado.
- Programas de inglés intensivo.
- Programas de intercambio cultural para alumnos secundarios.
- Becas Fulbright.
- Exámenes Internacionales.
- Libros de Referencia.
- Catálogos de Universidades
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Información Sobre Argentina (Fact Sheet)
Argentina is located in the Southern Cone of South America. The Argentine Territory is very diversified, having mountains, plains and plateaus. The principal rivers in the country are: The Paraná River, Río de la Plata, the Uruguay River and the Paraguay River. The Paraná-Paraguay is navigable for 3,200 kilometers, which makes it an excellent waterway for importing and exporting goods.
Area: 3,761,279 km2
Population (2007 estimates): 37,000,000
Currency: Argentine Peso
Buenos Aires (with 1/3 of the country’s population in the city and surrounding areas);
Rosario, with the Port Area;
Córdoba, with an important number of factories,
La Plata, Capital of the Province of Buenos Aires;
Mar del Plata, principal center for summer tourism with its many beaches;
San Miguel de Tucumán, with a diversified industrial center;
Salta, famous for its colonial architecture; and
Mendoza, important for its fruit, wine and petroleum industry.
The principal economic products in Argentina are: Agriculture & Cattle (6% of population); Mining (29% of population); and Industry (65% of population). The principal exports are meat and its by-products, grains and petroleum and its by-products.
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The education system is composed of four levels: Early Childhood Education includes Kindergarten (ages 2-4) and one year of Pre-school (age 5). Elementary education is from grades 1-6 or 7 and secondary education is from grades 7 or 8-12, depending on the province. All students are required by law to complete 13 years of schooling, from pre-school through 12th grade. Higher education includes universities and tertiary institutions.
The academic calendar is from March to December, with a short winter break in the month of July. The Argentine grading scale is from 1 to 10.
Higher Education System
The Higher Education System of Argentina consists of more than 1700 institutions of tertiary education and 91 universities. All together there are more than 1.3 million students registered in these institutions. Education within the state education system is free. Private universities have a monthly fee. A university degree is conferred after five or six years of full time study and implies a professional as well as an academic formation in the specialized area of study. Furthermore, universities may grant a minor degree after completion of the first part of a longer study program (usually after three years) that would enable employment in the specific field of study. Most universities are divided into “colleges”. Students register in these colleges to study specific areas called careers. In general, the academic year includes two four quarter periods. A full time student would take three to four subjects called “materias” per quarter. Each subject consists of 4 to 6 hours of class per week. University Programs have study programs between 4 to 6 years of study and lead to a degree of “Licenciatura” or a professional degree such as doctor, lawyer or engineer. The academic calendar is from March to December, with a short break in the month of July. Spanish is the official language in Argentina and all courses are delivered in Spanish. Universities and tertiary institutions have an open admission policy.
Diplomas and Degrees Granted
Docente (Elementary Teacher): granted after 3 ½ years of post-high school studies.
Profesorado (High school teacher): degree granted after completing 3 to 4 ½ years of post-secondary (non university) studies or 3 to 4 ½ years of university studies (in general this degree includes an area of specialization).
Licenciate: first degree from the university, generally after five years of full time study and a final Project.
Professional Degrees: granted after completion of 5 to 6 years of study as a full time student: Ingeniero/a (engineer); Arquitecto/a (architect); Abogado/a (lawyer); Médico/a (doctor).
Postgrados: can be specialized area studies, certificate programs, masters programs called “maestrías” and PhD programs called “doctorados”. The length of study will depend on the individual program. These programs should not be confused with U.S. degrees of master and or PhDs.
Letters of recommendation
How to write a letter of recommendation
When students apply to undergraduate and graduate programs in America, the application process usually includes at least two recommendation letters from teachers or professors who can honestly evaluate the student`s academic ability and potential as a scholar. These count a lot in making the decision on whether or not to accept the student so it important that you provide the admissions committee with the kind of information that is most helpful.
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Currículum Vitae en inglés
El currículum vitae o Résumé es el documento en el que reflejamos nuestra trayectoria personal y profesional para persuadir a una empresa de que somos los candidatos idóneos para el puesto de trabajo requerido porque contamos con los conocimientos, la formación y/o la experiencia necesaria para poder desempeñar el mismo adecuadamente. En consecuencia, para confeccionar un currículum apropiadamente, se deben tener en cuenta las siguientes pautas.
CV cronológico: (el mas usado actualmente) ordena sus empleos empezando desde el último hacia atrás.El nombre y dirección de la empresa, las fechas del empleo,posiciones o promociones.Una descripción de las tareas y responsabilidades en orden de importancia también se adjuntan.
CV Funcional: En él se enfatizan sus responsabilidades y tareas en vez de sus empleadores, fechas de empleo o posiciones.Este tipo de résumé no se usa si la persona ha estado empleada en un mismo lugar por mucho tiempo.
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