Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires: Living Abroad

Housing and Meals


  • Single rooms
  • Shared bathroom

Shared Apartment

  • Single or double rooms
  • Shared bathroom, kitchen and dining facilities
  • Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Buenos Aires


  • Breakfast every day and dinner Monday through Friday for students in homestays
  • Students selecting the apartment option do not receive meals

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Buenos Aires


The homestay experience can be the most rewarding aspect of your time abroad. Students often stay in touch with their homestay family even after they have returned to the U.S. Living with a host family is the best way to learn Spanish and gain a unique insight into the local community and culture.

Each homestay is different and has its own merits. Some students will live with a one parent family, some hosts may have grown-up children who have left the family home and some may have young children still living at home. Families are carefully selected and have to meet various requirements and high standards in order to be part of the homestay program. Homestays are located within the best areas of Buenos Aires such as Belgrano, Recoleta and Palermo and are within easy commute of the University by public transport.


All apartments are located in the same areas as the homestays such as Palermo, Belgrano and Recoleta. Students live with other international students and share the common areas such as the kitchen and the dining room.

The apartment experience can offer the chance to meet other like-minded students from many different backgrounds and nationalities, all in Argentina to learn more about the culture and enhance their studies. Apartments are a great choice for students who prefer to live more independently but still in a secure environment.


The homestay option includes daily breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday. Students in an apartment do not receive meals, but can cook in the fully equipped kitchen.

Cultural Activities

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Argentina. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Guided tour of Buenos Aires including Florida Street, Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada
  • Welcome party
  • Recoleta cemetery where Eva Perón is buried
  • Barrio San Telmo known for its laid-back, bohemian vibe and pretty streets and squares
  • La Boca—famous for the vibrant and brightly colored street known as El Caminito
  • Tango night at a milonga
  • Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore
  • ‘Mate’ get-together to experience the social way to enjoy this traditional Argentine tea
  • Soccer stadium

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.

AIFS students can also participate in a variety of extracurricular activities offered by the University of Belgrano and join clubs and societies which bring further opportunity for friendship and cultural exchange with Argentine students. Sports clubs at Belgrano include basketball, volleyball, running and soccer.

Volunteering Opportunities

Give back to the community and add a new perspective to your study abroad experience by undertaking volunteer work in Buenos Aires. You could be helping disadvantaged children in an orphanage or participating in an ecology or social project.

AIFS in Buenos Aires Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

AIFS Resident Director

Bárbara Franconi

Phone: +54 47841286

Hola! My name is Bárbara Franconi and I am so pleased to be the AIFS Resident Director of the program at the University of Belgrano in my beloved Buenos Aires in Argentina. I oversee the AIFS Buenos Aires program and my team and I have been working with international students from all over the world for many years now.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.