Mente Argentina Study Abroad Programs

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Study Tango in Buenos Aires
Study Tango in Buenos Aires
Study Abroad in Argentina
Study Abroad in Argentina
Study Abroad in Buenos Aires
Study Abroad in Buenos Aires
Mente Argentina students at "Magdalena's Party" an international bar to watch Argentina play in the finals for the FIFA World cup 2014.
Study Abroad in Buenos Aires
Study Abroad in Buenos Aires
Mente Argentina students at "The Argentine Experience"
Study Wine in Buenos Aires
Study Wine in Buenos Aires

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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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based on 11 reviews
  • Academics 8.5
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 9.8
  • Safety 9.5
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Joanna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience!!!

I travel very often and Mente Argentina has set the bar very high. Mente placed me with the perfect internship for my Master’s program. My internship was with Chacras de Buenos Aires which focused on sustainable development. I was educated on better ways we can improve the environment. Also, the affordability, housing, and excursions was an amazing bonus. My housing was very spacious, I had my own room and my housemates have become people I now call friends. My housing was in prime location in Palermo. I felt close to everything I will ever need. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to anything I needed. The public transportation is very easy to use once you get the hang of it. Overall, I had an amazing experience and made friendship with individuals from all over.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I did it all over. I would stay longer than two months. Although, two months seems long it is not compared to all there is to do in Buenos Aires!!!
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Amina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Unforgettable Experience

From the start of my study abroad trip, Mente made Argentina feel like home. Nervous about going into a foreign country knowing absolutely no one, Mente's weekly activities were a fun way to meet other individuals who were also studying abroad in Buenos Aires. The staff was always warm and welcoming and they were always available to help sort out any problems I came across. When I ran into a housing problem my first week into the program, I was stressed and wary about a totally unexpected situation so far from home. However, Marcelo immediately put me at ease and reassured me that everything would be okay. The issue was resolved almost immediately and I ended up in a new housing situation that was better than I could have ever imagined and much more suitable for my needs! My internship placement at Manos Abiertas was also very interesting and helped me navigate and understand both Buenos Aires and its culture a lot better. Thanks to Mente, I was exposed to one of the coolest cities in the world, I was given the opportunity to travel all around Argentina and Uruguay, and I met some of my best friends to this date. If you every have the opportunity, I would highly recommend experiencing Buenos Aires and all it has to offer with Mente Argentina.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take as many chances as you can and don't say no to opportunities that likely won't come by again. When else will you be in Latin America for such an extended period of time with such few obligations? Just do it!
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Natalie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Mente - Homestay and Language course

My experience with Mente was fantastic! Traveling through Mente made it easy to get connected to a language school and to learn about all the cultural experiences Argentina has to offer. I highly suggest living with an Argentinian family and taking advantage of all the cultural events Mente offers (like Tango classes!). Living with a host family made all the difference with my language learning and my ability to make Argentinian friends. While I mostly branched out and did my own thing while I was there it was nice to have a solid contact in the city if I needed anything and a group of people to hang out with once a week. Mente does a great job of allowing you to make the experience your own. I also appreciated that many of the other people in Mente were from all over the world so I was really able to leave my home country behind for a couple months.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Completely embrace the culture. Try not to view anything as weird or different, but beautiful and cultural.
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Elijah
6/10
Yes, I recommend this program

High highs and low lows

Mente was is a program that I experienced as having high highs and low lows. From my 3 month stay in Argentina, I absolutely loved the housing. I was staying in the nicest part of the city on the top floor with two balconies and a full kitchen and a gas stove. The housing was absolutely perfect and I have no complaints on that front. Another thing I enjoyed was the support that the staff provided. They were friendly and helpful. However, the internship aspect of this program is SUSPECT. If you are trying to do anything medical STAY AWAY, this is not the program for you. I was told that I would be able to "shadow resident staff" and that I would "take part in direct interviews, educational and recovery counseling". Unfortunately, this was far from the truth. This seemed to be a commonality between many of the interns that I talked to, particularly in medical fields but also throughout other disciplines. I would recommend this program if you are looking to have a good time in Argentina with a menial day job to practice your Spanish. However, I could not honestly recommend this program if you are looking for a meaningful internship experience.

Anthony
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

4-Week Intensive Spanish Program

Mente did a great job coordinating and organizing my stay in Argentina. This was my first time in South America and Mente made sure that everything was right. The staff was always reachable and was very supportive to make it the best experience possible for all members to intern, attend school and/ or live in Buenos Aires. Events and activities were always available for everyone to attend, which was a great way to make new friends.

I was very happy with my living arrangement. I had a single room with a very open apartment that I shared with a few housemates. Occasionally, we would eat together and host gatherings for all our friends. The residence was in the Palermo neighborhood, therefore, there was always something good to eat around the corner!

Overall, I would recommend this program to anyone interested in traveling to Argentina!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would bring more clothing for the winter season.
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Gabriela
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Un verano increible

Translated by Go Overseas:

Super recommended! Mind Argentina helped me get an internship in a spectacular agency in the area of ​​my interest, and other than that all my stay in Buenos Aires was amazing, from the places and people I met to the stay and travel🙌 Mind you It gives you the freedom to organize as you want and that allowed me to develop in my own time and way, you always find something to do within the city and you will never be bored. It has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had and I hope to return soon to relive the best of my summer and find things that continue to benefit me in the future. Thank you Mind for all your support and for making my international experience something I will never forget!

Original Review:

Super recomendable! Mente Argentina me ayudo a conseguir una pasantía en una agencia espectacular en el área de mi interés, y aparte de eso toda mi estadía en Buenos Aires fue increíble, desde los lugares y las personas que conocí hasta la estadía y los viajes🙌🏻 Mente te da la libertad de organizarte como quieras y eso me permitió desarrollarme a mi tiempo y a mi manera, siempre encuentras algo que hacer dentro de la ciudad y nunca vas a estar aburrido. En verdad ha sido una de las experiencias más gratificantes que he tenido y espero regresar pronto para revivir lo mejor de mi verano y encontrarme con cosas que me sigan beneficiando a futuro. Gracias Mente por todo su apoyo y por hacer de mi experiencia internacional algo que nunca olvidaré!

What was your funniest moment?
Translated by Go Overseas:

The neighborhood I was in was the most active and I could walk around every day at any time and there was always something new to discover

Original:

El Barrio en el que estaba era el más activo y podía caminar por ahí todos los días a cualquier momento y siempre había algo nuevo que descubrir
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Julius
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolutely recommendable!

It was an overwhelming experience in Buenos Aires, which was made possible thanks to the great work of Mente Argentina. Their housing is great. The accomodations are completely up to western standards and even a cleaning service is provided. Also, their events are super nice, multiple times per week and usually for free! They are located in nice neighborhoods, such as Recoleta or Palermo. The support is great and you feel, that Mentes employees really care about you. Whilst my time in Buenos Aires, there were appr. 50 other people in town with Mente Argentina from all over the world. Furthermore, Marcelo and his team are very generous when it comes to purchases for the apartment. E.g.: We asked for a blender and at the next day, we had one!

Thank you so much for the amazing time Mente.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy the Mente events and learn to know the other internationals.
Marijan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tango Program

Hi, my name is Marijan, came from Germany and had a Tango Program via Mente Argentina in Buenos Aires. Three weeks I spent in the city were weary busy and diligent for me, and with much joy on the split times.
Hardworking but worth it..
My apartment in Avenida Luis Maria Campos was for my taste a perfekt place to stay, quiet and clean surrounded in the nice neighborhood.
A wonderful city..
A beautiful weather..
Very friendly and helpful people..
Mente Team, support for arrival and departure, always available for all questions

What would you improve about this program?
Keep it up ..
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Michael
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Mente Argentina

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)
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience I will never forget

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
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Study abroad buenos Aires!

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

What would you improve about this program?
It would be great if you could give better information in detail about the pricing of the programms, like for example:

- tuition fees
- housing
- events
- desosit (phone, sube card, apartment)
etc...



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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...