Location
  • Argentina
    • Buenos Aires
Term
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Accounting Communications Cultural Studies Economics Film Geography History Journalism Latin American Studies Law Linguistics Literature Political Science Psychology Public Policy Service Learning Social Sciences Social Work Sociology +9

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
5000
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes SIM cards Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
Jan 20, 2021
Nov 10, 2023
2 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Mente Argentina Study Abroad Programs in Argentina allow high school, university and college students from all over the world to come and study in Argentina for a semester or academic year and obtain academic credits for their home university. We work with some of the most important and recognized universities in Argentina and Latin America. All of our programs can be tailored to the needs and interests of each individual.

With our short programs participants will have the opportunity to study and develop new skills in Buenos Aires while being immersed in Argentina’s fascinating and exciting culture. The courses take place at the finest schools with the best professionals in Argentina and are delivered in a fun and interesting way. Mente Argentina works together with some of the most prestigious and well-known schools, instructors and professionals here in Argentina guaranteeing you an exceptional experience abroad.

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Scholarships

Mente Argentina

Seeking a shorter study experience in Argentina? Consider our Short & ELAP Programs Scholarships. These are for programs lasting between 4 and 18 weeks, with scholarships awarded from $250 to $1000.

Value
$250 - $1,000

Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 36 reviews
  • 5 rating 94.44%
  • 4 rating 2.78%
  • 3 rating 2.78%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.55
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.95
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 5
Showing 1 - 8 of 36 reviews
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Andre
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Mente - The greatest host program for Buenos Aires

Mente was absolutely incredible as a host during my stay in Buenos Aires. They were incredibly warm, friendly, and kind, always going out of their way to ensure I had the best experience possible. I never felt lost or out of touch with what was happening in the city, thanks to their continuous updates and recommendations. They also organized some truly exciting tours and activities for me, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to my time in Buenos Aires. Moreover, the Spanish classes they arranged for me were incredibly engaging and effective, leading to significant improvement in my language skills. Thank you Mente, I had the best time with you.

Pros
  • Great Spanish classes
  • Took me out for exciting experiences and lovely meals
  • Always ensured that I was having a great time
18 people found this review helpful.
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Jenny
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Te Quiero, Mente

My experience with Mente was wonderful, especially as someone who is mid-career--they helped to arrange my trip to accommodate this fact so that not only did it run smoothly but I had plenty of opportunities to meet others in the program during the weekly cultural events, which were a highlight for me. It was also nice to be able to adapt my Spanish lessons, and the availability of the program coordinators helped me to feel truly taken care of. Thank you, Mente, for making my experience in Buenos Aires!

19 people found this review helpful.
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Anais
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Wonderful Experience

I spent two weeks in Buenos Aires doing the intensive Tango course and added Spanish course and had a wonderful time. The program was perfectly organized by Mente, with members of staff always available to answer questions or help out. The accommodation they had put me in was very centrally located, within walking distance from the Tango studio and just a short subway ride from the language school. Mente also organized weekly events with other Mente students, which was a lot of fun and a great way to make friends. The Tango classes were a lot of fun, yet challenging at the same time. The teacher was friendly and supportive, and I got lots of practice. The Spanish lessons were also very good, I felt like after a week, I was able to say quite a lot (the groups change quite a lot though, and the teachers too, so it can get a bit repetitive).
In short, this Mente program was very interesting and great value for money.

33 people found this review helpful.
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Olivia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Mente Argentina Volunteer Program Review

I joined Mente Argentina for a two month volunteer program combined with Spanish lessons, and I can confidently say it was truly an amazing opportunity.

For starters, Mili and Sam, both of whom got me set up when I first got to Buenos Aires, were kind, welcoming, responsive, and made sure that I had everything I needed throughout the duration of the program. They both put in so much work every day to make these programs fun, interesting, and eye-opening for everyone involved. Mente additionally puts on weekly activities for all of its participants, where individuals can get to know one another and create community. I would strongly recommend that everyone go to as many of these as possible, as it is a great way to meet new people and explore areas of the city that you aren’t as knowledgeable about. Through these events, I was able to visit a theatre, museums, restaurants, the Japanese Garden, and many more.

The volunteer work that I did focused around a home for children, and I was able to play with and develop connections with kids ages 0-12. Every day, I would travel to this home for a few hours, bring games and art for the kids, and sometimes help them with a meal as well. It was both a great way to practice Spanish, as well as an amazing opportunity to learn more about what life is like for a young student in the city. I felt like my time here was very well-spent, and I came out of this position with a much better understanding of the schooling and healthcare systems in Argentina as well.

For my housing, I was able to stay in a residence for students attending university in Buenos Aires. I had three roommates for the majority of my stay, two of which were from Ecuador and one who was from Northern Argentina. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know them, and they made me feel welcomed from the moment I arrived.

All in all, I would strongly recommend Mente Argentina for anyone looking for an immersive, independent experience in an urban city. The volunteer program and Spanish lessons work with your schedule, so you develop a sustainable routine while still having plenty of time to explore the city on your own. There are many fun day trips as well from the city center, such as taking the ferry to Colonia in Uruguay or going up to the delta Tigre in a nearby province. I am so appreciative for everyone that I met during my time with Mente and I hope to return to Buenos Aires someday soon! Below are a few photos from my stay-

Pros
  • Got to meet participants from all over the world
  • Practiced my Spanish skills and learned a lot about the political and economic situation in Argentina
  • Had a sustainable balance between structured and unstructured time
Cons
  • The heat during the summer is a lot to manage without air conditioning
40 people found this review helpful.
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m
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best 6 weeks

This year I had the pleasure of experiencing Argentinian culture for six weeks. Thanks to the amazing Mente Argentina staff and other fellow participants, this has been an absolutely unforgettable adventure which I will cherish forever.
Through Mente, I took the intensive language course which was fun, interactive and perfectly challenging for my beginner proficiency level. In addition, they provided me with a wonderful accomodation in Palermo, the most exciting part of Buenos Aires! The comfortable and fully furnished apartment was also close to all things I needed, such as the convinience stores right next door and the lavadero and metro station down the street. Sharing the apartment with four other Mente participants allowed me to build the best friendships and feel right at home there!
The combination of the hospitality and professional assistance was remarkable. For example, the initial services included in the personal welcoming booklet, like a SIM card and public transport card, proved extremely useful and stress-relieving. Similarly, any questions and requests were always promptly answered by the extraordinary staff. Moreover, I always made sure to attend the weekly activites that Mente organized. They were the perfect way exploring the city’s culture and food like a local in a very fun and social way with my fellow Mente participants, accompanied by the best Mente coordinator! This way, I met the other diverse and international students and was able to build lasting friendships.
All in all, I had the most amazing stay in Buenos Aires thanks to the exceptional staff from Mente Argentina (and the language school) and I highly recommend their services to everyone who considers visiting Argentina as well!

Pros
  • Hospitality and professionalism
  • Experience argentinian/buenos aires culture like a local
  • Friendships, fun, social
37 people found this review helpful.
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Manfred
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Tango with Mente Argentina

My wife & myself we had the priviledge to enjoy twice the services of Mente Argentina and the friendship of her staff (2020 and 2023). They assisted very professionally in the preparation of our trips regarding accommodation (each time very cosy appartments were selected) and structuring of our programs respecting our individual objectives (Tango-Lessons). At the same time Mente Argentina has taken care of us during our stays in Buenos Aires with cultural programs, sightseeing (wine tasting, visits of museums, walks to see mural arts and of course interaction with participants of other courses. The hospitality of the Mente team is really worthwhile to be highlighted. Invitations to various lunches, to coffee breaks and to a Tango-Show are just a few examples of the extraordinary care we have enjoyed.
Also whenever questions arose regarding arrangements and bookings of separate local trips and excursions they have been of great help and advice. So all in all Mente Argentina is a very professional and reliable organizations where as an individual traveller to Buenos Aires you want to make them to be your local "partner". If you contemplate to send your son or daughter for some language or other training to Buenos Aires : Mente Argentina is the recommended party to take care of them.

Pros
  • Staff of Mente Argentina are very professional, very helpful and extraordinarily friendly
  • Mente Argentina is a very reliable organization when it comes to all administrative and payment matters
  • Mente Argentina are the perfect host for visitors to Buenos Aires
Cons
  • none
38 people found this review helpful.
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Frederik
5/5
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

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • It costs more than if you arrange it by yourself
46 people found this review helpful.
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Darrion
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

43 people found this review helpful.

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