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Consider our high school study abroad in Argentina! Argentina is fascinating in so many ways. The country is rich in both Latin American and European cultures. It’s the origin of the tango. It’s the capital of fútbol. And, its natural wonders are stunning – check out the Perito Moreno Glacier, Rainbow Mountain, Iguazú Falls, and the Serranía de Hornocal. The country has large communities of foreign students and immigrants, so you’ll meet people from all over the world during your high school study abroad in Argentina. You might even hear Italian or German spoken alongside Spanish.

If you like to stop and smell the roses or ceibo, their National Flower, Argentina is for you. You’ll enjoy the daily siesta, when many Argentines come home from work or school in the middle of the day for lunch and a quick nap.

By going to a local Argentine high school, you’ll be immersed in Argentine language and customs. What you learn during the day will sink in at night when you spend time with your host family. This is your chance to break out of your comfort zone and join in Argentina’s diverse and ever-evolving cultures.

You may also have the chance to live with a host family in neighboring Uruguay.

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare


Graduates Eligible? No, participants cannot have graduated prior to the start of the program
Minimum GPA 2.5
Age Range 15 yrs, 6 months to
18 yrs, 0 months at start of program
Language Skills Preferred, but not required
Global Prep Argentina 2019 – 4

Your High School in Argentina

A high school study abroad in Argentina will offer an amazing opportunity for you to make friends, learn Spanish, and exchange cultures. As in much of Latin America, the school year begins in early March and ends in early December, with a winter break in July. Most AFS students are enrolled in public co-educational high schools. You’ll have classes Monday through Friday either in the morning (8am to 1pm) or afternoon (1pm to 6pm). The rest of the day is yours to explore your community, spend time with your host family and friends, or even learn to tango!


Your Accommodations

AFSers live in communities throughout Argentina while attending high school. From Tierra del Fuego in the south to Jujuy in the north, you’re likely to have a host family that lives in a small town or rural area. You could also live in Uruguay, just across the river from Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital.

It’s a good bet you’ll come across mouth-watering asado, or barbeque, a popular Argentine pastime. And, you may even spot men dressed as gauchos–Argentine cowboys!

Your host parents will greet you with traditional Argentine hospitality. While culture-shock is real and challenging at times, it shouldn’t be long before you feel at home in their community. Like anywhere in the world, all families in Argentina are different. But Argentines are usually warm and affectionate with strong family ties. You’ll likely find a close-knit family with grandparents often living in the home.

What's Included

  • 70+ years of experience delivering high-quality programs through a worldwide network of 50,000 dedicated volunteers
  • Accommodations with a vetted host family
  • Round-trip international airfare for the designated program dates
  • School enrollment fees
  • Worldwide, 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Access to an in-country support team and network, as well as our Participant Support Department based here in the U.S.
  • Free Language Proficiency Testing: after your immersive study abroad experience, take an AAPPL (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) language proficiency test to be able to add your language skills to your resume or possibly your high school transcript!
  • Orientations and intercultural education before and during your program
  • International secondary medical travel coverage
  • Visa support and guidance
  • Inclusion in a worldwide returnee and alumni network of over 1,000,000 people

Visa Info

Do I need a visa/residence permit for Argentina? YES. Visa + Residence Permit
How do I apply for the visa? (By mail, In-person, In host country) In-person
Visa/Residence Permit Process Difficulty Level (Easy, Average, Complex) Complex
Estimated Visa/Residence Permit Expenses
($ – $$$)
Frequently Asked Visa Questions Visit our general visa FAQ page for more information.

Returning Home

“Life-changing” is hard to describe, yet it’s nearly always the first thing that AFSers say when asked about their experience abroad. “Transformed” is another one.
When you return home from your high school study abroad in Argentina, you’ll bring with you a sense of accomplishment unlike any other. You’ll have gained maturity and independence, discovered new passions, and developed the confidence and resilience to accomplish anything you set out to do.
That transformation isn’t only visible to you, though – others see it as well. AFSers gain critical skills for college and careers. Second language fluency, intercultural competence, creativity, and critical reasoning will help you succeed, whatever path you take. “Life-changing” means it’s only the beginning.
It’s not just an adventure abroad; it’s a whole new reality. The perspectives and personal connections you gained will stay with you and likely draw you back to the second home you found in Argentina.

In fact, our alumni reviews have made AFS one of the top-rated organizations in the study abroad industry.

A new you awaits.

Apply for High School Study Abroad in Argentina!