Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Jewish Latin America

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires: Living Abroad

Housing and Meals

Homestay

  • Single rooms

Shared Apartment

  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared bathroom, kitchen and dining
  • Meals

    • Breakfast every day and dinner Monday to Friday for students in homestays
    • A meal allowance to assist with the purchase of groceries for apartment students

    Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Buenos Aires

    Homestay

    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. Kosher homestay available upon request and subject to availability.

    Apartment

    All apartments are located in the same areas as the homestays such as Palermo, Belgrano and Recoleta. Students live with other University of Belgrano students and have their own bedroom but share the common areas such as the kitchen and the dining room. The apartment buildings all have 24 hour security and are up to 20 minutes from campus.

    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. This is a new option we are adding to our Buenos Aires program to cater for students who prefer more independent living but still in a secure environment.

    Meals

    The homestay option includes daily breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday. Students in an apartment receive a meal allowance to assist with the purchase of groceries and can cook in the fully equipped kitchen. Please note that all students choosing the apartment option receive the same meal allowance amount, regardless of program length.

    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
    • Galerías Pacífico
    • ‘Mate' get-together to experience the social way to enjoy this traditional Argentine tea
    • Soccer match

    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.

    Students on the Jewish Latin America program will meet with students from Latin America who are also studying a the Seminario, sharing Shabbat dinners, pesach Seders and other activities. They will also meet with young professionals and students of the Jewish community of Buenos Aires to exchange perspectives and ways of living.

    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

    AIFS Buenos Aires Office
    Av. Cabildo 1008, 1er Piso.
    1426, Buenos Aires

    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. My team and I have been working with international students from all over the world for many years now.

    We love to organize excursions, activities, and make sure the students that come to study in Buenos Aires get the most out of their stay here. Buenos Aires has so much to offer and we love to be their guide here. We prefer to take students to special places not many tourists go to, like a secret milonga, a hidden restaurant to have a famous Argentine steak, a lovely boutique in Palermo.

    We know that studying abroad is a challenge, but it is also an investment in your future; a life-changing experience which will open many doors. The AIFS staff in Buenos Aires looks forward to helping you get the most out of this experience.

    If you are thinking about coming to Buenos Aires, please do not hesitate–and come and be our guest!

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