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SUMMARY OVERVIEW

Watch your Spanish improve while you live locally and absorb the flavour of Argentina. You can study Spanish on a structured course at the University of Buenos Aires or with private tutors who will tailor your lessons to your individual needs. Private lessons have no set start and finish dates and are recommended if you're a complete beginner.

University of Buenos Aires courses are one-month intensive courses of 15 hours per week, three hours of classes a day.

Price:
Please see the Prices Page. Prices for all projects are listed and you can choose which currency you'd like to see them in. Prices exclude flights.
Duration:
Private Lessons: From 1 week to 6 months, subject to visa requirements.
University Course: Minimum 4 weeks.
Start Dates:
All year round - you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements:
Minimum age 17.
What's included:
  • Arranging your Programme
  • Payment Protection insurance
  • Full pre-departure support and assistance
  • Personalised online project portal where you'll access all information your programme, health & safety and country advice.
  • Your own dedicated Project Co-ordinator to help you throughout the pre-departure process
  • Course fees
  • Accommodation
  • Full safety, support and back up from our local in country team.
  • Project orientation & induction on your arrival.
  • 24-hr emergency support.
What's not included: Flights, Travel Insurance, Cost of Visas, Pick-up from and return to the airport (but we can arrange this for you), daily transport to and from your project, food.
Who can do this Programme?
All projects are open to all nationalities. Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in languages or studying abroad.

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COURSE CONTENT

PRIVATE LESSONS:

These will be held at a nearby language centre with a qualified Spanish teacher. They are monthly courses of 10 hours per week (five 2-hour lessons) and are individually tailored to your level of expertise. The lessons are usually arranged on a one to one basis where you will receive individual tuition and lessons prepared especially for you. During your course, one lesson each week will be held at a cultural place to enable you to practice you Spanish in real life situations.

However, it is also possible to take lessons for one week. At the end of the course, you’ll receive a Certificate issued by the Institute your teacher belongs to, stating that you have done the course, to what level, and the duration in hours of the course you have completed.

SPANISH COURSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES:

The University of Buenos Aires runs specially designed courses to help foreigners learn Spanish. The course includes visits to museums, theatres and other places of cultural interest, all of which help you to adapt what you are learning to everyday situations ... at the same time as exploring Buenos Aires!

There is usually a maximum of 14 students per class with two teachers. The courses can be taken at all levels from beginner to advanced and is an intensive, one month course.

INTENSIVE COURSE:

This is a one-month intensive course of 15 hours of lessons per week (60 hours in one month). You'll attend three hours of classes a day and all classes are in the afternoon. This course starts at the beginning of each month - please contact us for exact dates as you will need to arrive a day or two before hand in order to be enrolled.

Spanish lessons at the University are certificated. You will attend lectures at the University which is in walking distance of your accommodation. If you want to pack in a lot of learning instead of having a relaxed placement, we can combine your University course with additional lessons from Spanish teachers.

Your schedule for all of the courses given above will allow time for studying and also time for sightseeing and absorbing the experience of being in the Argentina culture.

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ACCOMMODATION

You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires. You're very conveniently located for exploring the cityand frequenting the endless supply of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has a common area where you can relax and watch TV or DVD’s and there is also a piano and a ping pong table and a small roof terrace with chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

Wi-Fi:: The accommodation has Wi-Fi and a couple of computers.

FOOD:
Breakfast is included, but you'll need to budget for all other meals. This arrangement is to give you the flexibility to sample the great Argentinean food. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

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REVIEWS

Emily Little:"The private Spanish classes are amazing... the teachers cater to exactly what you like to do and what you feel you need to work on. I feel like the classes have helped me tremendously, especially with my speaking, which is exactly what I wanted to improve the most.

Benjamin mcLeod:"After a month of lessons. I feel able to communicate effectively with locals and understand more than I can speak. This has allowed me to experience the culture of Latin America more keenly and broaden my horizons on the career front. Overall, a very enjoyable month where I achieved everything I wanted to do and more. I love the city!"

MORE INFORMATION

Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it. BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance.

Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity. Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare! Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

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