Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Study Abroad in Buenos Aires: Living Abroad

Housing and Meals

Homestay

The homestay experience can be the most rewarding aspect of your time abroad. Living with a carefully selected host family is the best way to learn Spanish and gain a unique insight into the local community and culture.

  • Single rooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Located within the best areas of Buenos Aires
  • Easy commute by public transport
  • Daily breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday

Shared Apartment

Apartments are a great choice for students who prefer to live more independently.

  • Single or double rooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities
  • Located in same areas as homestays

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Buenos Aires

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
  • Colon Theater
  • 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
Email: bfranconi@aifs.co.uk

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.