Mente Argentina Study Abroad/Short Programs in Buenos Aires
97% Rating
(3 Reviews)

Mente Argentina Study Abroad/Short Programs in Buenos Aires

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.

Locations
South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires
South America » Argentina
Subject Areas
Cultural Studies
Latin American Studies
Sociology
Timeframe
Fall
Spring
Year Round
Accommodation
Apartment
Host Family
Hostel
Language
English
Steps
Online Application
Starting Price
$5,000.00
Currency
USD
Other Locations
San Telmo

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Academics
    90%
  • Support
    97%
  • Fun
    93%
  • Housing
    100%
  • Safety
    97%

Program Reviews (3)

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Michael
Male
West Palm Beach, FL. USA
Fordham University

Mente Argentina

10/10

What a fantastic experience I had with Mente Argentina.
From the moment I arrived, to the moment I departed, the entire staff was very supportive and had a genuine interest in my having a positive experience in Buenos Aires; that was clearly their most important goal.
I just can't say enough about this dedicated team of individuals.
They handled all aspects of my programs with utmost accuracy and professionalism.
My DJ, Spanish, and Yoga programs were taught by experts in their respective fields and were greatly beneficial to me.
The weekly activities are also a great benefit on both a cultural and social level.
The program is well worth the cost, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
Traveling alone, I would have been at a loss had I not enrolled in the program.
I would encourage anyone to take advantage of all that Mente Argentina has to offer on your next trip abroad.

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Daniela (Dani)
Female
31 years old
Brisbane, Australia
Other

An experience I will never forget

10/10

I planned to be in Argentina for 3 months to study a short course in wine. Coming all the way from Australia I was unsure where to start. With the help of Mente Argentina, I enrolled into one of the best wine schools (EAV) and they organized temporary accommodation in a studio apartment right in the heart of Palermo (walking distance to my school!).

My Mente co-ordinator was great. She took time to explain everything within my initiation pack upon arrival so that I could get around the city easily. I was also provided with a phone so my co-ordinator was available to me if I needed help at any time. Mente Argentina also organized an in-house doctor to my place when I was too sick to get out of bed. I really appreciate their assistance during those difficult times, especially when you're in a foreign country! Mente staff also arranged nights out to meet other students and if it wasn't for this I wouldn't have experienced the great night life and met the friends that I still keep in contact today.
If you get the chance to travel to other parts of Argentina with Mente I strongly recommend it. The north and the south of Argentina are extremely different and beautiful. These are opportunities you can't pass up on!

So... after one and half years later I was still living in Buenos Aires! I became an avid student at EAV wine school (so much for the 3 month short course!). The education I received during this program was amazing and Mente was kind enough to continue my program with the school even after all this time.

Like any solo experience, there were a lot of good times and some difficult times. Through this I learnt a lot about myself, and looking back at my journey I have gained life experience and memories that I will never forget.
If you want to venture out on your own and explore Argentina, I think Mente Argentina is a great program to help you get started and assist you through your journeys whilst making it all feel safe.

Thank you to all the staff at Mente Argentina for making my solo experience abroad a truly memorable one!

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Bahareh
Female
28 years old
Hannover/ Germany

Study abroad buenos Aires!

9/10

Study abroad in Buenos Aires!

The whole experience started six months ago. On March 1st , I arrived in the morning at the EZE airport with swollen feet after a 16 hours flight. I flew with a unpleasant feeling to Argentina, after my sister and other friends of mine who had been to South America before told me that nobody will will pick me up at the airport, even if my agency promised me. Everything what they told me was „This is South America and not Europe”. They kept telling me „nothing is safe, don't even think about renting a car and driving around, don't pay with your credit card, don't walk around alone & pay attention.

After all those 'kind words' of them I can tell this is crap! The driver from Mente did pick me up, it is not that unsafe and nothing happened to my credit card or me when I walked around alone in the city.

When I arrived at my host families place, Catherine was already waiting in front of their apartment for me. She introduced me to the family members and helped me out as my personal interpreter. The next day, when school started, Catherine was waiting in front of the university for all of the international students and brought us to the lecture hall. Did I mention she is our age like all of the other Mente girl workers?

To be honest, the first few days were exhausting: I was trying to adjust to a new language and a huge crowded city with 13 million inhabitants. I didn’t get a chance to relax for the first month. I got invited to almost every event, numerous orientations and tours (including a bus tour) that helped us become more familiar with our new surroundings as well as getting to know each other better.

When school started, I kept meeting many interesting people at school and outside school, especially all the current Mente members during the events they hosted (for example grabbing a night cap beer, sightseeing, picnic in the park, visit to museums etc.). Meeting new people was one of my main goals and I can say it is very easy to make friends in Argentina. Argentinians are in general very open minded, friendly and helpful people – and they know how to party. :) The nightlife in Buenos Aires provides a lot opportunities.

...but there is still something I wasn't happy about that drove me nuts. The servers in Buenos Aires are terrible. It takes forever ordering a food or drink, the bureaucracy takes also a while (everybody gives you different information), the driving is insane over there... but maybe this is only 'loco' from my point of view as I am from Germany, a country where everything is VERY organized and where you have to observe the rules.

Overall, all I can recommend to you about Mente and the city life in Buenos Aires is: “ always talk about your problems and let Mente know.” They will help you! After three days living in my host family's apartment I realized I didn’t like it at all. I let Mente know that I wanted to move out as soon as possible and they did make it happen. Having roommates is much more fun than living in a host family. The city life is active, so try to keep calm and don’t take the disorder to seriously, with other words “ look on the bright side”! ;)

Bahareh Shabani

How can this program be improved?

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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

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