Road2Argentina

Program 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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Sydney
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My internship placement started off far from ideal with tension and a poor environment in the workplace. The program coordinator was able to quickly solve this problem for me upon request and gave me an excellent new placement. I was pleased with of the group activities although they seemed planned last minute. This is likely due to the small number of program attendees at a time. As a group we attended several live music events, bars, and other events. Although it was not included, my college group and I elected to spend several weekends outside of the city traveling to places such as El Calafate, Uruguay, and Iguazu. Argentina is an amazing country, and I would recommend it to anyone considering spending time abroad. It also feels welcoming and safe to solo travelers.

What would you improve about this program?
The main improvement in which I think would grow the program significantly would be to provide an agenda of group activities before the start of the program. This would allow students to know where their money is going and to plan which weekends they would like to travel outside of the city.
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Hannah
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I lived in Palermo, a beautiful and trendy neighborhood located about 10 blocks from the Subte station I used everyday to get to work. I enjoyed living with my host family because I was able to practice my Spanish daily and eat traditional Argentine meals. My internship experience was very beneficial, as I was able to hone in on my Spanish language skills and gain valuable knowledge with SEO marketing. I also had the opportunity to travel around South America with other students in the program, and we got to see some incredible places, such as Patagonia and Iguazu Falls. The program includes weekly events as well, which was a great way to bond with the other students and explore new parts of the city/culture. Overall, I was able to break out of my comfort zone and learn a lot about myself through this program. I gained a stronger sense of independence through navigating challenging situations, and now I have the unforgettable memories to always look back on.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would spend more time exploring different restaurants, cafes and shops in the city. There are endless places to visit in Buenos Aires, and you can really get immersed in the culture by stopping in shops and restaurants and speaking to the locals. A lot of times I felt intimidated going to new places by myself, but I found that some of the times I enjoyed the most were when I was by myself exploring different places that caught my eye throughout the city.
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Carla
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Argentina is beautiful, and I found it very easy to keep busy during my 12 weeks abroad. However, the road2argentina program could be better structured. We received very short notice for all activities, and the activities this year did not seem as exciting as they had been in past years with the different director. To improve, I would give one week notice for all activities and make sure to diversify what it is we are doing so we get a better experience through the program.

The internship experience was also a bit lackluster. I did not find it very engaging and would have preferred to work with a women’s organization, like I first requested when applying to the program. However, I was matched with a civil rights nonprofit which had far too many volunteers than it could accommodate, so I was frequently assigned busy work.

What would you improve about this program?
I would give one week notice for all activities and make sure to diversify what it is we are doing so we get a better experience through the program.
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Eleanor
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I spent 3 months from March-June working at AMUMRA (Asociacion de Mujeres Unidas, Migrantes y Refugiadas de Argentina) as part of the Road2Argentina immersion programme and I can't believe how much my life changed in only a quarter of a year. When I arrived, the company was changing hands from Will and Simon to Mateo and David and I was a bit nervous about Will leaving because he was an amazing presence for expats abroad - was always inviting us out during the weekend and went above and beyond expectations for what a program convenor should do. Luckily for me, Mateo and David grew to be such amazing friends of mine and my experience would not have been so good without this pair of Argentine best friends who taught me all about the Argentina that I now love so much, from the best cuts of steak, to the best swear words to use when River score against Boca and I can't wait to return to after I finish my degree - love you and miss you loads guys :( . I was housed in a flat in Palermo (best district in the city) with an Argentine lady who told me about all the best places to go and see in Buenos Aires, and worked with some fabulous women from all over the world, from Peru to France and all of this contributed to me having an experience I could have only dreamt of 4 years ago when I started speaking Spanish. My language skills improved so much and I am so lucky to have grown a new part in my heart for a country that people in England barely know about. It wasn't easy at the beginning, and going somewhere where you know no one is daunting, sometimes you feel like you have made the wrong decision, but after a while you realise that the people are warm and kind, it's impossible to get bored in Buenos Aires and Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Argentina is not anything like the UK or the US or even Europe and at times is not for the faint hearted. Going to Buenos Aires and getting the best experience requires a lot of independence and courage, willingness to learn, willingness to try new things and speak Spanish. If this is something that sounds up your street, then go for it, but do not go there expecting things to work exactly the same as at home. Besides, you didn't go there to come back the same person.
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Briana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My internship was not my first choice but it ended up working out better than I imagined. I truly loved the work I was doing and the work environment. There was lots to do in the office as well as out in the community. Keeping an open mind is what led me to have such an awesome experience. I learned so much from the women in the office not only about the projects conducted within the organization but as well their personal lives. The office atmosphere was a mini community, a sisterhood of sorts that made me feel welcomed since the first day. I was already nervous about traveling on my own and about working in an even more unknown environment. My coworkers helped guide me about their cultural customs both informally and formally. Not only was my coworkers helpful but I found many people in general in Buenos Aires to be friendly and accommodating.

What would you improve about this program?
Give out info in a more timely matter instead of last minute. Giving those participating in the program an itinerary of what is to be done and when, would help organize and would have people less confused of what is being asked of them