Location
  • Argentina
    • Buenos Aires
    • Bariloche
    • Iguazu Falls
    • Patagonia
Length
1 - 12 weeks
529 Plan eligibility
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Host Family Hotel Lodge
Age Min.
14
Age Max
18

Pricing

Starting Price
2495
Price Details
Price varies per program and is all-inclusive. Combine any two programs for a 5% discount.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance
Sep 23, 2023
Dec 27, 2023
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About Program

Experience the limitless potential of this incredible South American country. Arcos Journeys Abroad offers engaging journeys to explore a variety of places and topics that are unique to Argentina. Study Spanish in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires with its historic neighborhoods and rich culture. Perform community service and learn about issues facing Buenos Aires and the people working to solve them. Study the Arts through photography and printmaking. Travel to Misiones, in the tropical north, to volunteer at a rural school and feel the awe-inspiring power of Iguazu Falls. Fly to Patagonia and the snowy peaks of the Andes for a unique ski and snowboard camp at Cerro Catedral, South America’s premiere winter sports center. Argentina with Arcos Journeys Abroad has something for everyone!

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Program Highlights

  • Participate in daily activities such as city tours, museum visits, cooking and dance classes
  • Cross the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See Iguazu Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world!
  • Visit an Argentine cowboy ranch and learn about the life of the gauchos
  • Experience the music and artistry of a tango dance performance

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Iguazu Falls National Park

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Combine community service work with Spanish classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina! Learn about the economic and social issues facing Buenos Aires through your community service placement while you contribute to those in need. Spanish classes at a Cervantes Institute enhance and complement your experience. Participate in engaging cultural activities such as a cooking class, tango dance class, and city tours. Excursions included to Colonia, Uruguay, a gaucho ranch and the El Tigre river delta.

Street mural in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Study Spanish in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America! Take Spanish classes in a 19th century building in the historic city center. Explore the city’s vibrant neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, and Recoleta. Attend a tango performance. Participate in museum visits, a cooking class, a tango class, and language exchanges. Visit a working Gaucho ranch for a traditional asado. Cross the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay to explore the old Portuguese fort and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 15 reviews
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  • Growth 4.55
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.95
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 4.95
Showing 1 - 8 of 15 reviews
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Celia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Go to Buenos Aires!

This was my second Arcos Abroad trip, I went to Oaxaca, Mexico last year and it was also awesome. The Arcos team does an excellent job of creating interesting and fun programming. I loved my host mom, Muchie, and the Spanish classes were real-world learning. We went into the community and learned how to communicate with real people in real situations. Kevin, our in-country support person, was knowledgeable about the city and gave us lots of advice. He kept in contact with our parents and sent them picture along the way.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Exchange money in the city in order to get the local rate.
Pros
  • Met kids from other parts of the US
  • Learned a lot about South American culture
  • Definitely improved my Spanish skills
Cons
  • Maybe one too many museums
19 people found this review helpful.
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Joshua
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Summer Program I have ever Been On

ARCOS overall is very ontop of communication and preparing you for the trip. They are quick to respond and they are extremely helpful.

The program itself was awesome. I loved the city of Buenos Aires and all the excursions we got to do and I loved being able to improve my Spanish. The Spanish classes aren't like your typical high school class, so you don't fall asleep and you really learn a lot in the time you are there.

The food is amazing, the activities, and the independence was my favorite part. I met a lot of great people a few I am still in contact with.

Kevin specifically the program director was the absolute best. He was funny, kept us safe, and my favorite person I have ever met. He was always available and helped whenever he could. Kevin definitely improved the trip in a million ways. Overall it was an amazing trip and I would definitely do a trip with ARCOS again.

Pros
  • Amazing Food
  • Greatly Improved my Spanish
  • Relatively Cheap and a Beautiful Country
Cons
  • Housing is 50/50
33 people found this review helpful.
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Faith
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Arcos Journeys Abroad 2023 Argentina Spanish Immersion

I am still beyond amazed what a gem this program was. The cost for the duration of my month in Argentina (which included housing, six days a week of meals, most transportation, cultural excursions, academy classes, etc.) was extremely affordable for its value. Before I decided to travel with Arcos for my July abroad I shopped around at other programs. I am so happy I chose Arcos. Not only was it one of the lowest costing programs I found, but the people who run it truly want the best for you and your experience. The staff of Arcos was quick to answer any questions or concerns I had and my program director made the time there memorable. I was so blessed as this program introduced me to friends I know can last for a lifetime and people I will never forget. 10/10 recommend

Pros
  • Amazing home stays
  • Affordable
  • Horseback riding on a cowboy ranch 🤠👍
Cons
  • Frequent strikes in Buenos Aires led to many cancellations (which is out of the control of Arcos)
36 people found this review helpful.
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Sean
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent Program

Excellent program, many sightseeing and great host mom! This is my second year doing this program and I want to go to Spain for my third year.
My parents will also send my other 3 brothers as well. The activities were awesome and the food was good too. I had a great host mom in Buenos Aires, last year I was not happy with the host mom in Costa Rica.
I started at 14 years old with the overseas program and I definitely recommend it. I wish they have a muticities program and combine 2 countries in one trip.

Pros
  • Places
  • People
  • Hosts
Cons
  • Too many changes in activities
  • transportation
36 people found this review helpful.
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Amy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing for my 15 year old son in BA, Argentina 2023

Do the month long high school program in BA, Argentina with Arcos. My son spent the whole month of July in Argentina living with a family, taking Spanish classes, making new friends and participating in cultural activities like visits to art museums, cooking classes, horseback riding, Tango lessons and a show, and visiting Colonia, Uruguay. Since he doesn’t drive yet and doesn’t want to go to camps anymore this was the ideal experience for him. Arcos is extremely professional, and they are good communicators. The program director in Buenos Aires was very communicative with us while our son was there. We originally were looking at an 8 week program with YFU, but we decided the application process was too laborious and 8 weeks was a bit long for his 1st experience abroad by himself. He made some great friends while he was there, they did a lot of activities hanging out in Buenos Aires. He loved the freedom and taking the metro. He now is obsessed with living in a "walkable" city in the future. He always felt safe, but he said he had to be aware of his surroundings. Go do this program if you are flexible, have a sense of curiosity and adventure about the world!!!!!!!

Pros
  • Professional Program
  • Great cultural activities
  • Reasonable Price
Cons
  • Figuring out the money with the exchange rate is a bit confusing in Argentina b/c of the inflation
  • My son was sad to say good bye to new friends and come home
37 people found this review helpful.
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Barbara
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Ski Program in Argentina

Great program. Teen oriented. Safe. Educational. Super fun. Boys did both a Spanish emersion in Buenos Aires and ski program in Pantagonia. Amazing mentors and group leaders. My two fifteen year olds had a wonderful time. They have met other kids from all over the world. Kevin, their program director, was dependable, enthusiastic, and took great care of them. Highly recommend! We are considering using Arcos again, either for the same program or something similar but in another country in South America. Working with Brent, programs admin, was great. He is quick to respond, solve issues, and supportive.

63 people found this review helpful.
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Adrian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing arcos Argentina program with Kevin

I loved everything about this trip. The blend of security, safety, fun and freedom was perfect. I could not only have fun but feel safe and confident in my choices. It was super pooler duper cool. I had a lot of fun and made many friends. Skiing was so awesome. I would recommend this program to anyone regardless of their background. Meeting new people in the city was also very interesting. I made several new friends and hung out with them on occasion. This program also helped my develop my Spanish language.

Pros
  • Everything
59 people found this review helpful.
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Sandro
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Bariloche and Buenos Aires expirience

This trip was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. My tour guide Kevin, was very kind, polite and helpful.‎‎‏‏‎
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Pros
  • Very nice guide
57 people found this review helpful.

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