Year — Spring 2020
Semester — Spring 2020
Year — Spring 2019
Feb 19-22, 2019 → Jan 15-18, 2020
Semester — Spring 2019
Feb 19-22, 2019 → Jul 17-20, 2019
Year — Fall 2019
Aug 20-23, 2019 → Jul 15-18, 2020
Semester — Fall 2019
Aug 20-23, 2019 → Jan 15-18, 2020
Studying abroad for high school in 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 a capital of fútbol. And, its natural wonders are stunning – check out the Perito Moreno Glacier, Iguazú Falls, and the Serranía de Hornocal, or Rainbow Mountain. Argentina has large communities of foreign students and immigrants, so you’ll meet people from all over the world. 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.
High schools 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!
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!
After your host parents 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.
"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, if you’re like most AFSers, you’ll bring with you a sense of accomplishment unlike any other. You’ll have gained maturity and independence, discovered new passions, and feel like you can do anything you set your mind to. That transformation isn’t visible only to you, though - others see it as well. AFSers gain critical skills for college and careers, ranging from language fluency to intercultural competence and critical reasoning. "Life-changing" means it’s only the beginning.
Please Note: Travel date ranges are meant to help with general scheduling and are subject to change; please don’t book any travel based on these dates until you’ve received confirmation from AFS. All programs, prices, and travel dates are subject to change without notice.