Road2Argentina Immersion Programs in Buenos Aires: the experience of a lifetime!

Road2Argentina

About

It is our mission to make sure all of our participants and partners are satisfied with every aspect of their program and that the Road2Argentina experience is an extraordinary one! We are an organization based in Buenos Aires and we are committed to offering you our local expertise and support. We want you to have an unforgettable Spanish language immersion in one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world, so come join us in Buenos Aires for an experience of a lifetime!

Founded
2005
Headquarters

Castillo 1328
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Argentina

Reviews

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Edwing
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Since I came here I knowed that was an ramarkable life experience because The City of Buenos Aires and all the cities of the country that I visited are so beautiful and the people is so lovefull.

The landscapes, the folks, the irresistible of the nigth life in Buenos Aires makes the country a european wonder in South America.

Is was a great challenge to meet all these amazing new international students.

The program can help set you up with an awesome host family or a more independent apartment.

The social scene was what you wanted it to be, if you wanted crazy nights at the club, there was always someone to go out with, or if you just wanted a chill dinner night you could always find someone to go with.

I will never forget the excellent treath of David and Mateo. Always so kind and diligent people.

My love for Argentina remains alive forever

Thanks for all guys!!

What would you improve about this program?
I improved my skills on volunteer work and knowledges like geography, history and food.
The coordinators always were able to help me. They do had nice activities to relax and have fun in my free times.

Whithout any doubt I definitely recommend this program
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Ahmed Ibrahim
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My 12-week internship in Buenos Aires was awesome. This experience changes my personal and professional life. There is so much good about Buenos Aires. Tango, football, food, street art, European style architecture, culture, museums, history... are amazing! About the job, I was in a good company. I got to meet funny and open-minded people who are passionate about their job. I have learned so much with those people related to my field of study. I worked on nice and interesting projects. About the program, Each time I needed help, the coordinators were able to help me. They always had nice activities to relax and have fun in my free times. I definitely recommend this program to anyone who wants to experience a job abroad and enhance his resume while having fun and learning about all the amazing stuff this city has.

What was your funniest moment?
One of my coworkers always says stupid stuff that makes me laugh. When he's focused on work while listening to music, he's really in it by making weird sounds.
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Laslo
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

When someone decided to go so far from home, take an adventure and to know new experiences, people and culture, always exist the possibility that something go wrong, because nothing is perfect, but in this case, the experience in Road2Argentina was amazing!

A good way to see the city and different areas. Was able to see the main neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, with its picturesque buildings, and busy streets.

I loved, loved, loved LaBoca! It was colorful and festive. The Road2Argentina team showed me where to get an empanada and a glass of wine.

Thank you very much for this incredible experience.

Totally perfect and I never forget the full loving team who received me.

I'm very gratefuI.
Send you hugs to all of you!!
Success for everyone!!

What was your funniest moment?
To dance tango in Sam Telmo street with a local dancer, a very cute girl with a lot of patience because I'm not a good dancer ; )
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Nicholas
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My internship in Buenos Aires was one of the best abroad trips I have ever taken. I had no type of feeling of it at the beginning other than a slight nervousness. I was kind of iffy on the placement but as it continued it grew on me and it helped me decide what I want to do in the future. Although, I still am unsure what I want to do as a career choice this internship allowed me to explore options that I can do once I graduate. I was once interested in going into law but my placement, which was at a technology law firm, has ensured me that I will not be going into law any time soon. Outside of my internship, my adventures were quite appealing. Each trip has its own place in my head as they were each unique. I cannot wait to come back to explore more of Buenos Aires and to enhance my Spanish speaking skills.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment occurred multiple times throughout the trip. This involved my knowledge of Spanish which was quite low. So explaining things was one of the best things to do when speaking to Spanish speaking people. For example, our group of about 10 were at a restaurant and one half was stressing over our Airbnb for a trip that got canceled and the other half was laughing alongside with the waitress. I just so happened to be on the side laughing because we were trying to say "tip" and we were saying "tipo". The waitress was quite confused as "tipo" means kind and not the word for tip. When she finally realized what we were trying to say she completely lost it and couldn't hide her laughter.
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Connor
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The experience is the perfect blend of learning, growing, and having fun. Road sets you up with an internship and company that they know pique your interest. They create activities that expose you to the Argentine culture in a fun way. The program allows students to feel more comfortable in a foreign country; it made me more confident to explore all the different facets of the culture. The people of Buenos Aires are extremely patient and friendly; they're always willing to help foreigners out. My goal in going to Buenos Aires was to treat it as if I was actually living there, instead of on vacation. The internship and program laid the foundation to allow me to do that. I felt at home in Buenos Aires and was absolutely heartbroken when my 16 weeks came to an end.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I encourage everyone to explore the different parts of the city, as well as the country. Argentina is a dynamic place.

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Molly Wafer

Molly is a student at the George Washington University studying Latin American Studies.

woman in snowy mountains

Why did you choose this program?

I knew I wanted a smaller program that focused on a certain country and I've always wanted to spend an extended amount of time in Argentina. I knew that this specialized program would give me a more personalized experience.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

R2A organized transportation from the airport, living arrangements, an internship, and even organized social and cultural activities. They showed me how to arrive at my internship and use public transportation as well. The only thing I had to worry about was making my own meals since I chose to live in an apartment alone!

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I'd advise them to dress warm if they're going to Argentina during our summer months (June-August). Knowing the language is also a huge advantage since navigating around the city can be hard with no prior language skills.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Each day I would arrive at my internship and spend the full day there. Other participants would spend half of the day volunteering and half taking Spanish classes. This program gives you the ability to arrange your own schedule with the supervisor of your internship or volunteer placement, so it's very flexible.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I've had a lot of experience traveling so I wasn't nervous but mostly just excited! The one thing that worried me was doing the program alone and not knowing anyone. However, R2A gives you a group of friends and a huge support system if you ever need help with anything. Through this program, I met some amazing friends!

How did you learn to navigate the city?

Trial and error! One of the biggest challenges for me was figuring out the bus and subway system. Often times I would get on a bus and it would be going the completely wrong direction!

I had to push myself out of my comfort zone and ask a stranger or the driver where the bus was going. This is one of the best ways to learn Spanish because you have to force yourself to speak a language you may not be comfortable with. The best way to do this is by asking locals and just trying out many different forms of transportation!

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Staff Interviews

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

David Pessacg

Job Title
Director & Program Coordinator
From La Pampa, Argentina, with a degree in Media and Entertainment, Journalism and Customer Experience, David has lived in Buenos Aires for almost ten years now. He joined Road2Argentina in 2019 as a Director and Program Coordinator. He is a traveler, a River Plate fan and a coffee lover.
David Pessacg

What is your favorite travel memory?

My best memories of a trip are from my cycling adventure through South America in 2016. I traveled on my own for 4 months around Peru and Ecuador, camping on the beach, meeting many local people and enjoying the best fish dishes in the zone. It was an exciting adventure and I learned to live only with the essentials.

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

Since working on Road2Argentina, I was able to combine many things I love: meeting people from other countries and different cultures, being able to show them the fabulous city of Buenos Aires and striving day by day to create the best possible experience, finding new places, discovering fantastic companies and NGOs. And enjoying what I do.

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

The best story I heard without a doubt was that of one (already a great friend) of England, who fell in love with Buenos Aires and Argentina itself, who decided to return in a year, and live here for a while and probably also join the Road team! I believe that on each trip, the real magic happens when we are willing to leave the comfort zone and get into the unknown.

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

I would choose the Internship Program without thinking twice. A great way to get into the culture of a big city and country is to be able to share things day by day with local people, in different contexts: work, culture, outings. This program allows all that and much more. In a few days, you will find yourself speaking in Spanish with coworkers, friendly people in a bar and even with your own host. That combination is what I think will allow you to take a rich and complete picture of what is Buenos Aires and Argentina.

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

I am completely sure that this company is unique to the people who are part of it, and how much each of us loves what he does on Road. Through the experience of having lived 10 years in the city, what makes us unique is to be able to know and show all those places, attractions, expressions, situations that are distant from someone who has not spent time here. Our focus is to be able to offer a 100% personalized experience and try to make the weeks here the best in those people's lives.

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

I think the most important factor is to love what one does and be constant. I believe that only by being truly happy in what one does every day, and striving with a passion to give everything, can a totally unique experience be offered, can one stay in the best memories of a person for life. Love + Constancy + Pasion is my favorite formula.

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