AFS Year and Semester High School Abroad in Argentina

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Argentina, a land of gauchos and tango, is also home to Iguazú Falls in the rainforest, glacier-topped mountains and penguin colonies. Sophisticated and lively Buenos Aires offers a variety of entertainment from the Avenida 9 de Julio—one of the widest streets in the world—to opera at the world-renowned Teatro Colón, to sipping mate (a traditional caffeinated drink) with friends. Argentina values culture, tradition, and hospitality. AFS Argentina also places students in neighboring Uruguay.

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It costs $12,900 for semester spring 2019 and $15,250 for year spring 2019.

Reviews

93%
based on 3 reviews
  • Growth 10
  • Support 7
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9
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Chandler
10/10

6 years later and still would say best year of my life

My year in Argentina truly was life changing. I made life long friends and another family (host family). I still use my Spanish quite regularly. I ended up studying global studies with a focus on Latin America and a dual degree with Spanish in college (if that tells you anything about impact my exchange year had). Even though it’s been 6 years I think about my study abroad year almost daily. I would encourage anyone that has the means and ability to study abroad with AFS. I also ended up study abroad in college for a semester in Madrid because study abroad ended up being such an important thing to me. If you study abroad it will leave with lifelong memories and skills, you will have a global understanding. I even wrote a blog when I was abroad http://chandlerinargentina.blogspot.com/?m=1

How can this program be improved?
Honestly there is not much AFS Argentina could do to improve. I do however think my host city chapter AFS Formosa could improve.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sabra
9/10

Argentina

My first week I was invited over to a classmate's house with some other girls, and we baked a pizza from scratch. I was excited because I knew Argentina has some pretty good pizza and was looking forward to making and trying it. We then all went out together and it was a great first experience.

How can this program be improved?
Could probably be safer.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Isabelle
9/10

I had never spent so long

in the middle of nowhere. I grew up in the suburbs of NYC, where everything is accessible all the time, and so I panicked when I got my family assignment and googled their town and it barely seemed to exist. There were no pictures on Google Images! But small places are the best place to do your exchange - there, you get to be special. People pay attention to you or, in my case, all know your name. So I got lucky!

How can this program be improved?
The volunteers were absolutely awful - they played favorites, placed exchange students in families they already knew were bad, and did less than my amazing host family did to try to get me into the school by my house, even though there is a law in Argentina that mandates all public schools to accept exchange students within their jurisdiction.
Yes, I recommend this program

About AFS-USA

AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS...