Trip Details

Learn more about Argentina, bond with new friends, and immerse yourself in the culture. This is your kick start week into a new country and its way of life!

This week will take you around to important locations related to Argentina’s history and culture. Visit memorial sites and places of interest, enjoy cultural lessons, language classes and more, all which will help you easily integrate into the local culture and give you everything you need to settle into this special place!

This program is a great way for you to jump into Argentine culture while giving you an opportunity to learn about this country’s rich history.

The week is a good chance to learn and understand local customs and phrases that will help you take full advantage of your time here, as well as being a good first step for your following programs.

It is the perfect way to learn more about local people, culture, customs, language and so much more!

You will be learning a lot about how important sport is in Argentina, especially football since Argentina has a world- famous football team with many famous football players!

You will get a glimpse of this country’s interesting past by visiting historical sites, and get the chance to see more of the Argentine lifestyle. You will also be having culture, language, and cooking classes throughout the week!

Aims & Objectives

  • Help you become familiar with your local surroundings
  • Teach you helpful phrases in the local language
  • Broaden your knowledge of the local customs, history and culture
  • Provide a full introduction, preparing you for a longer stay

Trip Itinerary

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Urban sightseeing in Southern city
  • Lunch outside
  • Cultural introduction and language lesson
  • Welcome BBQ dinner outing

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Art Museum
  • Lunch
  • Language lessons
  • Cooking lesson and dinner (eat your self-prepared food!)

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Rowing sightseeing trip
  • Lunch
  • Tango dancing lesson
  • Dinner

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Walking tour cemetery
  • Lunch
  • Language lessons
  • Dinner

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Visit to the Football museum and football club
  • Local sightseeing
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Language lessons
  • Evaluation session
  • Program placement discussion
  • Dinner

Saturday & Sunday 

Free time to explore Argentina 🙂

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. As a top tourist destination, known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life, Buenos Aires has the highest concentration of theatres in the world.

On top of this, Buenos Aires has great places for everyone to practice any kind of sport. It also acts as host to a number of high level sporting events in football and hockey each year, because of its world class stadium facilities.

Accommodation & Food

This bustling guesthouse accommodation in Buenos Aires is known as “Casa Pichincha”, which in Spanish means “home”. The accommodation comprises of mostly dorm rooms, and each room is equipped with lockers, drawers and shelves as well as lockable doors. All bathrooms are shared but split by gender.

The accommodation is very secure with security cameras 24/7, lockable buildings and rooms and a night security guard.

For your relaxation there is also a dining room and lounge, equipped with TV and Wi-Fi. There is also table tennis and a patio for BBQ’s.

No alcohol is permitted in any of our accommodations, but we are located within walking distance of a local shop and there is even a makeshift bar provided by the friendly locals in front of the accommodation.

Food Arrangements
Only a western-style breakfast is provided as part of our service from Mondays to Fridays. You do have access to a communal kitchen here for you to store and prepare your own food for any further meals. There are various local eateries you can enjoy too!

Facilities
It is close to all amenities with the closest shops and mini market less than a 5 minute walk away.

Supermarket: Located 5 minute walking distance from the accommodation

ATM: 10 minute walk from the accommodation.

Laundry: There’s a laundry shop within walking distance from of the accomodation site.

Restaurants / Bars: There are plenty of small restaurants and bars within walking distance but for the best ones, you will need to take the subway, bus or taxi (15 minutes away).

It is a 30 minute walk or 1 subway ride to other amenities such as banks, and larger supermarkets and shopping centres.

An internet cafe and laundry service is nearby for your convenience.

Sights & Surroundings
On some weekends you may choose to visit out of town attractions such as:

  • Colonia, Uruguay
  • Iguazú Falls
  • Mendoza Province
  • Buenos Aires city

You may also like to join these extra activities at your own costs:

  • Watching an Argentine Football Match
  • City Tour in the Yellow Bus
  • Having an Argentinean Barbeque at a Restaurant
  • La Bomba del Tiempo Drums Show
  • Tango Class & Milonga
  • Visit Boca Juniors and River Plate Museums
  • Visit to El Tigre

Trip Country Info

Argentina

Argentina is located in the southern part of South America.  It is the second largest country in South America after Brazil, and is the eighth largest country in the world.  Altogether the country is divided into four regions – the Andes, the Pampas, the north and Patagonia, which covers the southern part of the country.  To the West, the towering Andes mountains create a natural 5,142km high border with Chile, and the eastern border of the country is the Atlantic Ocean.  To the east of the Andes, you will find the Pampas which is flat, fertile grassland.  This is the agricultural heartland of Argentina.  In the Northern region, the country shares borders with Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay.  Not forgetting the spectacular rainforests and Iguazu falls located in the North East region.  Located on the border with Brazil, this spectacular waterfall descends along a 2.7km front in a horse shoe shape.  There are so many sights to see.

You will find an abundance of wildlife; the North of Argentina is home to flamingos, toucans, turtles, tortoises an, and crocodiles and caimans too!  There are also many large cat species such as the cougar, jaguar and the ocelot.  If you visit the coast of Patagonia you will see elephant seals, fur seal, penguins and sea lions.  Swimming in the waters off the Atlantic coast there are sharks, orcas, dolphins and salmon.

Argentina offers a great variety of cultural activities, reflected in different artistic expressions such as theatre, painting, sculpture, music and literature. It also maintains the tradition of its typical dance and song, such as the Tango in Buenos Aires and folk traditions inland.  There really is something for everyone here.  Visit our experiences page to find out more about visiting this fantastic country, which you can enjoy whilst giving the locals something back, by taking on some voluntary work.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • Breakfast
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa