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Mente Argentina


Based in Buenos Aires, Mente Argentina is an organization founded to provide international education opportunities and top quality personal support for international students through dynamic, individualized immersion programs. We strive to provide innovative programming that allows students to enjoy Argentina in a unique and different way while, at the same time, facilitating academic achievement and promoting global competence and personal growth.

Whether it’s studying for a semester, pursuing a major degree, interning with an Argentine Organization or participating in a fun short course, Mente Argentina's programs are designed for students who want to experience Argentina from a local perspective. Explore Argentina, do what you enjoy most, and embark on this unforgettable journey with Mente Argentina


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Yes, I recommend this program

6 weeks filled with new friends and memories for a lifetime

At the end of 2022, I spent six weeks with Mente in Buenos Aires, Argentina, attending a Spanish language school. It was, in many ways, an absolutely fantastic experience with friends and memories to last a lifetime. Mente arranged accommodation, school, sim card, subway card, etc., which made it super easy to arrive without stress but with a feeling of being in good hands. Mente was good at organizing weekly events, so no one felt lonely. I met many super exciting people through school and Mente, all with their backgrounds and inspiring stories to tell. I can recommend anyone considering spending a period with Mente to do so

  • You can do it alone and youll meet many people
  • Mente vill setup all you need to succeed
  • You have the flixibility to extend if you like to place and the program
  • It costs more than if you arrange it by yourself
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Mente Argentina

If you're considering studying abroad in Argentina, I would recommend looking into Mente Argentina. My experience with them was very positive. From start to finish, their team was incredibly helpful and made the process seamless. They provided me with assistance in choosing the best program for my interests and needs, and they were always available to answer any questions I had.

The program itself was great. The classes were engaging, the professors were knowledgeable and passionate, and the activities were a great way to immerse myself in Argentine culture. Mente Argentina also provided me with a wonderful homestay experience, which allowed me to practice my Spanish and learn more about daily life in Buenos Aires.

What really impressed me was how affordable the program was. I was able to have an incredible study abroad experience without breaking the bank. I also wanted to share how impressed I was with Mente Argentina's ongoing support even years after my experience. Recently, I needed a copy of my transcript and they were able to help me retrieve it without any issues.

Overall, I highly recommend Mente Argentina to anyone considering studying abroad in Argentina. Their team truly goes above and beyond to provide students with an unforgettable experience.

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Yes, I recommend this program

A Comprehensive and Supportive Study Abroad Experience

I just wanted to share my amazing experience studying abroad in Argentina with Mente Argentina! I can't recommend them enough if you're thinking about studying abroad.

One of the things I loved about Mente Argentina was how personalized my experience was. They really took the time to get to know me and my interests, and tailored my program accordingly.

Mente Argentina also provided me with so much support before, during, and after my program. They found me a great place to live, and even organized cultural immersion activities that helped me get to know the city and its people better. They also helped make sure that my transcripts were appropriately sent to my school, which I've learned is a huge deal when you're paying for credits.

While my I was there, I traveled around Argentina with some of my new-found friends and visited Iguazu falls, which I highly recommend!

Overall, my time with Mente Argentina was unforgettable. I met incredible people, improved my language skills, and gained a deeper understanding of Argentina's history and culture. If you're thinking about studying abroad, definitely consider Mente Argentina - they won't disappoint!

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Perfect experience

My name is Gil. I'm 23 years old and i'm from israel. On january 2023 i had participated in the Mente Argentina program in Buenos Aires. During the program, I combined spanish classes, bartender and barista courses and a very significint volunteering experience in a house for children from challenging backgrounds.

It can be hard to choose to participate in an international program in a foregner country. I wasn't sure what to look for before my arrival but the whole experince was just perfect!! Way beyond my expectations:

1. Vivid social life - the social athmosphere in the program was amazing - it was a great opportunity to meet many people from all over the world. I never felt alone while being in the program.

2. Top notch organization - the staff, Sam and Milli were very professional and super-nice . I felt secure to approach them with any question ( the courses, main attractions in BA, transportation, spanish, etc...)

3. Large variaty of activities - I was amazed by the quantity of different activities being provided by the program (tango classes, volunteer activities, spanish classes, bartender, barista, photography courses...)

4. Reasonable prices - I didn't feel for one second that my money is going to waste. To be honest, I feel I got much more than i paid for (constant free activites, professional courses, well located hostel, opportunity to do an importent volunteer activity, gym membership...)

5. Buenos Aires - if all of that isnt enough, the program is being held in the astonishing athmosphere of BA - the city which never stops . Great resturants, bars, night clubs and a unique culture.

If someone is still not convinced i will be more then happy to give more details on my perfect experince with Mente😇

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Best time with Mente! :)

I did the Internship Programm with Mente for 4 1/2 months. I was only supposed to stay for 3, but liked it so much that I ended up extending :) In the beginning, I had one week of Spanish classes and then started the internship. Before I came to Argentina we had already been in contact and chose the organization where I had my internship together. It was a great experience, I met many new people and really got to practice my Spanish! :) I would highly recommend doing it.
From the beginning, everyone at Mente was super supportive and with any question about anything they were always happy to help. The personal relationship you have with the coordinators right from the beginning and you get to build on really makes this program one of a kind!
They placed me in a shared apartment in Palermo and so I got to meet people and find friends right from the beginning. Every week there was an event where I got to meet even more people and make even more friends - from visits to museums to lunches, tango shows and even a day trip to Colonia, they were always really awesome and a lot of fun! :)
Mente really made my experience in Buenos Aires amazing and helped me settle in very quickly. Through one of my roommates I even met my girlfriend! :D
All in all I am really glad I chose to come to Buenos Aires with Mente :)

  • Fun weekly events
  • Meeting lots of people and making friends from the beginning
  • Personal relationship to the coordinators and 100% support
  • the pans in the apartment were a little old
  • no airconditioning in the group area of the apartment


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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Thais Ribeiro

Job Title
Program Advisor

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thaís is passionate about learning new languages, cultures, and travel. She has worked several years in the Tourism industry and loves to help people pursue their dreams.

What is your favorite travel memory?

One of my favorite travel memories is when I went to El Salvador. I had the opportunity to get to know this tiny country in Central America which is full of lovely people, good food, and enriching culture. This opportunity was amazing as it gave me an experience of being in a place that is so different from my hometown, and it made me start seeing things in a new perspective.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Working at Mente Argentina gave me the opportunity to meet people from many different places. I learned so much from their customs and cultures which greatly helped me develop a better understanding of people. Overall, it has been a truly great experience, and I hope to keep learning!

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

Mente Argentina receives participants of all ages. We once had the opportunity to receive an older participant with a dream to learn Tango. She has always loved dancing and had the desire to learn Tango but never had the opportunity until she was older. I was deeply impressed by how determined she was and how she never gave up on her dream.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Mente Argentina offers a variety of programs, and I personally would like to participate on the volunteer program. I believe that international volunteering promotes cross-cultural learning, and it helps create global awareness and understanding between cultures as well as contribute to our ongoing effort to bridge the cultural, social, and economic gap which currently exists in Argentina.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Our company is unique because we are a small team that works together. We always try to be like family to all of our participants. We think in the minimum details so they can return with the feeling that they had the best time, and most importantly, that they achieved a positive change.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I believe that for a company to be successful, it must always treat its customers and employees as its number one priority. When everyone in the company works together in order to achieve the same goal, success is a given; the company becomes larger than the sum of its individual parts, and great things can be achieved.