Arcos Journeys Abroad

Program Reviews

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Zak
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best summer camp i have ever done

Man, this was the best camp i have ever done in my whole 15 years of living this was the coolesti mean the whole thing was wicked, surfing, mountain hiking, horseback riding. honesty the thing i loved most about it was there was no rigorous schedule, everything was chill and easy breezy. the guide was so amazing and kind and all the boys i went with were wildly fun. and it wasn't activities all day every day, some days we just chilled on our beachside cabins and watched movies. other times we layed on the beach and blasted reggae. whatever your needs are this trip will meet them, as long as your open o try new things! the trip was fantastic and i so recommend it to anyone. do incredibly stupid crazy things (Maybe keep that between u and me) and tag me on ur gram @Zakbattla

Pros
  • fun activities
  • people
  • chilling
Cons
  • no AC
  • i got food poisoning lmao just don't drink tap water
  • exhausting
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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.

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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
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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
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Sean
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Arcos Argentina

I went to Argentina for 4 weeks through the Arcos journey abroad program. For two of the weeks, I attended a school, and for the other two weeks, I volunteered at a retirement home. Some of the activities I do include attending a tango show, going to various museums, and of course, doing all the most common popular activities. All of these activities were done with a group of other students my age. I also stayed in an apartment with another family, the housing experience was very comfortable and accomidating

Pros
  • Lots of activities
  • knowledgeable guide
  • free time
Cons
  • can be tiring
  • difficult at first to settle in
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Cassandra
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Buenos Aires spanish immersion high school

This program was a unique experience. I don’t think most people in North America are aware of the beauty of Argentina. I’d recommend taking the Spanish immersion program in Buenos Aires. The architecture is beautiful and the food is delicious. The Spanish classes are really interesting and personal. We were only 4 in our class which makes for a fast learning process. My only issue with this trip was how I was treated by my house mom. It felt like she didn’t want us there and that she was hosting only to make money. Other people in my group lived a similar experience.

Pros
  • Great Spanish classes
  • Good food
  • Interesting tours
Cons
  • House families don’t care about you
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Lovelace
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Kevin is cool and epic

Argentina was a great learning experience for Spanish and a lot of fun. Being able to speak Spanish with everyone there accelerated my learning speed. Skiing was also very fun, and all the activities we did during both programs were fun and valuable. The guide was knowledgeable and fun to be around. The activities could have been better fitted to our age group, as some were boring. The flight arrangements were good and worked out well. The guide was very good at helping us navigate and get through the airport and at arranging travel.

Pros
  • Fun
  • Friends
  • Spanish
Cons
  • Activities
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Leo
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

For Kevin

The trip leader was incredible. Kevin Williams was the man. The skiing was fun. Overall fun trip. I made a lot of good memories with my friends and met some new ones. Good cultural immersion.

Pros
  • Fun with friends
  • Meet new people
  • Skiing
Cons
  • Food options occasionally limited
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Jasper
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Love the crew and kevinnn - Jasper

Fun crew, at first was a little weird getting to know the people cause I haven’t met people from these specific areas but we all fell right into place thanks to Kevin! I don’t think I would do anything differently besides maybe helping with chores a little more I was kinda lazy most the time, I really how nice Kevin was and how much he could relate and fit in with such a rowdy teenage crew, and Kevin if your reading this, mi español es mejor día por día, aprendo mucho slang y otras cosas, suerte con vida amigooooo!

Pros
  • Food
  • Skiing
  • Kevin
Cons
  • Nada
  • Zilch
  • Nothing
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Nate
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Ski Program - Bariloche

I had a great time on this trip. The skiing was fun but the scenery almost overshadows it. We had a powder day in the middle of the trip which was so much fun, but otherwise it was mainly groomer skiing. It’s very possible to participate in this trip without having prior experience with skiing since you can take lessons with an instructor, but I would recommend having some ski days under your belt to make the experience more enjoyable.

Kevin, our trip instructor, was very friendly and responsible. He made sure everybody got what they needed and got where they needed to be. He also made some tasty dinners (but if you don’t help to prepare food you must clean up after!). He was also flexible and willing to adjust the schedule according to the mood of the group. That being said, the schedule was still pretty rigid and there weren’t too many options for activities during downtime.

The housing was very comfortable aside from a few heating problems and had a very nice yard with access to the beach where we all jumped in the freezing water on the last day. The owner of the house let us use their guitar which was very fun. We ate at some great restaurants and the rest of the meals came from groceries. We be mistake we made when grocery shopping was we didn’t buy enough fresh produce and ended up eating lots of processed foods during the following days.

Also, be prepared to meet and live with all varieties of people.

Pros
  • Stunning Patagonia scenery
  • Kevin.
Cons
  • Limited independence