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Argentina, land of gauchos and the tango, is also home to rainforests, glaciers, and penguins. Sophisticated and lively, Buenos Aires offers first-rate museums, music and theatres as well as a café scene that rivals Europe. Argentina values tradition and hospitality and is the ideal setting to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking environment.

AFSers in Argentina live with host families and are placed in public schools throughout the country, including Ushuaia, the southern tip of South America. AFS Argentina also places students in neighbouring Uruguay, usually in or around Montevideo or Punta del Este. Studying abroad in Argentina or Uruguay for a year or a semester will be an interesting and deeply fulfilling experience

Eligibility Requirements

*Age on Departure for Year and Semester Programs: 15 – 18*
*Age on Departure for Short Programs: 15 – 18.6*

Vegetarians are difficult to place, as Argentina tends to be a “meat” country, but we believe that each restriction or preference can also be a learning opportunity. Students bearing food restrictions may be asked to sign a document in which they commit themselves to teach host families what type of food they eat, how to cook it, etc. Food for vegans or vegetarians is hard to find in small communities and gluten-free food is pretty expensive.

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Domestic Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Uniform