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WHY VISIT ARGENTINA?
From the melancholic feel of tango to the euphoria of drinking mate, Argentine culture is a passionate mix of Latin American and European roots. Their cuisine is highly influenced by its strong Italian heritage, and it is known for some of the best wine in the world. The bustling capital, Buenos Aires, has been compared to Paris. From the wine country in the north all the way down to Patagonia, Argentina is an extremely interesting country composed of many unique variables.
What is the recommended age range for World Explorers traveling to this country?
Some of the overseas partner agencies we work with place restrictions on age. We recommend this destination for travelers ages 18-30 . Some older candidates may be considered, but we cannot guarantee it.
WHAT WILL I DO THERE?
As a World Explorer in Argentina, you will get to know the country and its people by living with a local host family during a short-term immersion program. Your number one priority is to spend quality time with your Argentinian hosts and to practice English with them for 15 hours per week. Many of our host families in Argentina have younger children and are looking for fun-loving native English speakers to play with them. Your goal will be to help your hosts gain confidence speaking English with you. Ideally you will also want practice speaking Spanish with your hosts in return.
WHERE WILL I LIVE?
CHI works with trusted partners in Rosario, Argentina to screen and interview potential host families. Rosario is an adorable city with 1 million inhabitants. It is just four hours away from Buenos Aires, and has more of a small town feel. You can walk around easily and the city center is located along a river where you can swim in the summer months. Rosario is famous for theater performances. There are always a number of events going on at any given time. There are tons of cute cafes, bars and shops to check out in your free time! As the locals say, "Que barbaro!"
WILL I BE ABLE TO LEARN SPANISH IN ARGENTINA?
Our partner agency is affiliated with Spanish in Rosario where you can combine your homestay in Argentina with Spanish classes or even get your TEFL certification. You can take private lessons based on your specific level.
YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE MONTH OF FREE SPANISH CLASSES INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM!
HOW CAN I FILL MY FREE TIME?
You will have an immediate network of other travelers and locals through the school network. You will be invited to join fun events and cultural activities such as soccer games, language exchanges and parties.
HOW LONG CAN I STAY WITH MY HOST FAMILY?
Our partner agency in Argentina prefers one to two month placements with a host family with the possibility to extend to a third month if things go well. Shorter stays by the week may also be possible.
WILL I BE ABLE TO VIST OTHER PARTS OF ARGENTINA?
Yes! You are encouraged to travel to other areas of Argentina during your trip. You can check out the glaciers in Patagonia, enjoy wine tasting in Cordoba, ride bikes in Bariloche or explore La Boca (art district) in Buenos Aires. Second in South America only to Brazil in size and population, Argentina is a giant plain, rising from the Atlantic to the Chilean border and the towering Andes peaks. At nearly 23,000 feet, Aconcagua is the highest peak in the world outside of Asia. Argentina is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north, and by Uruguay and Brazil on the east.
Past participants have even traveled on to other South American countries after their homestay in Argentina. Buses prove to be the most affordable mode of transportation in South America. We can help recommend safe and affordable travel routes to get the most out of your journey abroad.