Mention Argentina and people think of gauchos, sultry tango dancers, or maybe Evita - but there's more, from first-rate museums, galleries, theaters, and architecture to stunning natural wonders and a variety of landscapes that you will not find anywhere else.
The nation's territorial sweep ranges from Iguazu Falls in the steamy northeastern rainforest, to glacier-topped mountains and penguin colonies in the south, to the world-famous broad and fertile plains of the Pampas. Sophisticated and lively Buenos Aires will keep you moving, whether you find yourself strolling down the Avenida 9 de Julio, one of the widest streets in the world; taking in an opera at the world-renowned Teatro Colón; or sipping mate (a kind of green tea) with friends. You might also take a liking to the countrys homegrown rock music, grooving to icons like Charly Garcia, Fito Paez, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and Soda Stereo.
Europe's influence is strong in Argentina, yet you'll find Argentina has a vigorous identity of its own, placing high values on culture, tradition, and hospitality. AFS Argentina has the capacity to place some students in neighboring Uruguay.
Skyrocket your Spanish while living with a host family and attending high school in Argentina for a full academic semester or year!
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 neighboring Uruguay, usually in or around Montevideo or Punta del Este.
Studying abroad in Argentina or Uruguay for a semester will be an interesting and deeply fulfilling experience. Your local chapter may organize get-togethers for AFS students or excursions to other cities or regions in the area. Also, over the course of your program, AFS staff and volunteers will meet with you at orientations to evaluate your experience and help with your cultural adjustment.