• Argentina
4 - 12 weeks
Program Categories
Cultural Immersion Study Abroad

Program Details

Host Family


Starting Price
$5,000 USD
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals
What's Not Included
Domestic Airfare Some Activities Some Meals Visa
Dec 10, 2018
Dec 05, 2015

About Program

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.
Discover Argentina’s dynamic culture and active lifestyle as you make friends and become a part of the community. This eight-week summer program offers you the chance to develop your Spanish skills in a dynamic learning environment. By staying with a host family and attending a local high school, you’ll be immersed in daily life and experience the many layers of this diverse culture. Because the program falls during winter break (remember, seasons are flipped in South America), you can spend a few weeks getting to know your host family while school is out. By the end of the two months, you’ll have gotten a taste of life-changing international education.

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Program Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the Spanish language - the best way to become fluent in the second most-spoken language in the world.
  • Live with a host family to deepen your immersion and connection to Argentine culture. If you’re like most AFSers, you won’t want to leave this second family.
  • Explore Argentina's stunning landscapes and bustling city streets.
  • Make connections and memories you'll never forget with other AFS exchange students from around the world.
  • Become a global citizen. Gain intercultural communication skills. Build your college and career resume.

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Program Reviews

9.2 Rating
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  • Growth 9.4
  • Support 8.2
  • Fun 9.2
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.2
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

I lived with a host family for two months as I learned about Argentina and its culture. I feel that living with a host family is the best way possible to learn about a country, and AFS is supportive in that it does not pay host families if they take in students. This allows for a general interest in shared knowledge between cultures. Great program!

What would you improve about this program?
I would improve the orientation events to make them more attention grabbing and interesting for students.
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Truly Life Changing

I went to Argentina not knowing any spanish, and really having no clue of what i was getting myself into. I came in an average high school student, and came out a Castellano speaking, argentine model/rugby player with new FAMILIES around the city. I recently went back after six years, and felt more at home than anywhere I've even been! If it weren't for AFS, i wouldn't have met some of my best friends and favorite "relatives" in the world! :)

What would you improve about this program?
I would have more AFS representatives in the city i was in. It was a small city, and the representative that was there wasn't too responsible. However, this was a blessing, because rather than relying on him- i branched out and got into situations that i might not have otherwise. and a as result of that, i made incredible friends that i still keep in touch with till this day, who are truly like family for me. I also got exposed to other ways of life and mastered spanish because i couldnt stay in my comfort zone with the AFS rep.
2 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Actual Authentic Life-Changing Experience

When you sign up for an AFS exchange program, you'll go through lots of orientations. And at every orientation, they'll tell you over and over how AFS is a life-changing experience.

After returning from a summer exchange in Argentina, I can 100% guarantee that's true. There's almost no way I can express how important this exchange was without sounding like a Hallmark card; because of my time abroad, I became more confident in myself, more culturally aware, and I've even made friends that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

I can't stress enough how amazing my time abroad was, but I think everyone should try living abroad at least once in their life.

Thank you for everything, AFS!

What would you improve about this program?
I treasure my time in Argentina, and I can't wait to go back. Although one of my friends who also participated in the exchange had an issue with her host family, I loved mine and still keep in contact. I think any issues with placement and adjustment are likely due to the participant's willingness to adapt- AFS did a great job!
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Summer Homestay 2009

My trip to Argentina was really important to my personal development. I keep in touch with people I traveled with 6 years later and take the experiences and memories with me everywhere. My host family was great. The friends I made are incredible. I wouldn't change anything about the trip and it made me the person I am today.

3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

AFS Argentina Experience

This was the best experience in my life. I will keep things short here, that the support was great, the family was great, the experience was once in a lifetime, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

What would you improve about this program?
The visa program for entering Argentina was only different because I was from the USA. And because the USA charges people for visas at the gates upon entering the country, Argentina has begun doing this to the people from the USA. Not really that fair, but it was about $130 American Dollars, not the worst.
3 people found this review helpful.

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