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Argentina

Argentina

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Study in Argentina

Argentina, "the land of silver," is a country big enough to keep any visitor endlessly fascinated, yet intimate enough to feel like home. Students on the summer program will be immersed in the language and culture of Argentina, and year/semester students will get the opportunity to go on an excursion to some of the most beautiful parts of the country such as Patagonia or the Iguazú Falls.

“Since my year abroad, I've been able to use my experiences, my fluency in Spanish and my knowledge gained from all of my international friends in my every day life. I'm always encouraging peers to study abroad, travel (especially to Argentina), and am looking to do another year abroad through college. Studying abroad with YFU was an unforgettable experience and I would strongly recommend it!”

-Yanitza

+ More About Argentina

¡Hola! Are you looking to swim in beautiful rivers, relax at the beach, and hike through mountain paths? Choose Argentina as your YFU destination and you will explore a diverse landscape while learning Spanish.

Argentina has a history that dates all the way back to the Incas of the late 1400s. Argentina has a diverse blend of fascinating cultures, with Italian and Spanish heritage as well as British, Irish, German, Polish, Arabic, and Jewish influences. The combination of cultures makes visiting Argentina a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! From the high Andes mountains in Cuyo to the treeless Patagonia, Argentina is divided into 6 diverse regions.

Family is a huge part of Argentinean culture - extended family usually lives nearby, and families gather regularly to spend time together. Outside of attending school, you'll have no shortage of things to do! Soccer (futbol) is the country's most popular sport, but you can enjoy all types of sports, such as rugby, tennis, volleyball, basketball, or field hockey. You'll definitely put your dancing skills to use, dancing the tango in a restaurant or at a disco with friends!

+ Scholarships Available

YFU USA is proud to send over 200 American students on cultural exchange with a full or partial scholarship each year. Financial assistance may be in the form of a merit-based scholarship, needs-based financial aid, or Legacy Grant for students who are previously involved in the YFU Community. Scholarships may vary in deadline, requirements, and eligibility. To learn more, please visit our Scholarships Page to find details on the following scholarships eligible for Argentina:

Holcomb & Farnell Foreign Study Fund
YFU Legacy Grant
YFU Financial Aid Fund
Norbert Hardner Foundation International Exchange Scholarship
WEH Foundation Scholarship
YFU Americas Scholarship
Chevron Culture and Travel Program
Jason Pollington Latin American Scholarship

+ Programs & Tuition

Fall Year: $12,495
High School/University Combo Fall Year: $14,995
Spring Year: $12,495
University Spring Year: $13,495
Fall Semester: $11,495
Spring Semester: $11,495
University Spring Semester: $11,995
Summer: $5,295

Applications for tuition based programs must be submitted by October 1 for winter/spring departure programs and March 15 for summer and fall. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case by case basis depending upon availability.

+ Additional Information

Visa Information

A copy of your full passport will be needed several months in advance of departure, as YFU Argentina will need to report you to their Immigration Department early in the visa process. Students staying in Argentina more than 6 months will need an FBI Background Check, which should be submitted as soon as your participation is confirmed in the program. More information regarding visas and other immigration processes will be provided upon enrollment.

Additional Costs

Program tuition does not include visa fees and related costs, personal spending money or school-related costs such as books, school trips, and uniforms (if required).

Important Information

YFU recommends that students are vaccinated against yellow fever, especially if they would like to go on a trip to Iguazú Falls.

Choose Your Program

+ Academic Year Programs

During your time in Argentina, you will live with a host family and attend a local high school. Part of your experience will be:

School

YFU students attend both public and private schools. The type you attend will depend on your host family. One major difference that you will discover is that teachers change classrooms during the day, instead of students. In Argentina, your classmates are with you all day, giving you a chance to make good friends quickly. With your classmates, you will study 12 to 15 compulsory subjects two to three times a week. You can choose from four fields: humanities, science, business, or technical.

Orientations

All students applying for the semester or year program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July or early December (for Spring programs). This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas. All students will participate in a one-day local pre-departure orientation along with their families in May or June. Students also have an arrival orientation in Buenos Aires. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

Extracurriculars

Outside of regular classes, you can choose to play sports or take computer or art classes.

Optional Excursions

Year program students will also usually have the option of participating in a number of educational trips and excursions during their stay, at an additional cost.

YFU Camp: YFU has typically offered a one week camp in February and another one week trip in April or May. In previous years, the camp brought exchange students together in the beautiful countryside, staying at a campsite in Nahuel Huapi National Park, near Bariloche in the northern part of Patagonia.

Iguazú Falls: Students have also had the opportunity to add on a trip to explore the famous Iguazú Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, which included a guided tour of the jungle and a visit to a local indigenous village. Closer to the program date, participating students will be provided with more exciting details about these trips and camps! Check out this video from one of the 2016 trips.

University Programs

University Year: The University program in Argentina is perfect for students looking for an educational experience packed with culture and adventure after graduation. Students on this program live with an Argentinian host family and attend an undergraduate university. Program details such as orientations, excursions, and tuition inclusions are the same as the high school and summer programs.

Combination Program: With this program, students get the opportunity to make the transition from secondary to higher education while also exploring a new culture and developing their global citizenship! Students spend the first semester of the year attending school as a "13th year" and the second semester as an undergraduate university student. Students stay with one host family as they make this transition. Program details such as orientations, excursions, and tuition inclusions are the same as the high school and summer programs.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
Fall Year Mid August Late June $12,495
High School/University Combo Fall Year Mid August Late June $14,995
Spring Year Late January Mid January $12,495
University Spring Year Early February Late December $13,495

Tuition Includes

  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Argentinian high school (or Spanish language classes for summer students)
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from an Area Representative in Argentina while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance

Age Requirement

  • 2020 Fall Departures: Students born August 13, 2002 - January 14, 2006.
  • 2020 Spring Departures: Students born August 30, 2001 - February 04, 2005.
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Language

Spanish. Previous language study is not required, though some knowledge of Spanish is recommended.

Host Family Placement

Students going to Argentina may be placed with families in suburban areas, small towns, or rural areas. In the past, most students were placed in small to medium-sized cities and rural towns. Students are normally not placed in large urban centers.

+ Semester Programs

During your time in Argentina, you will live with a host family and attend a local high school. Part of your experience will be:

School

YFU students attend both public and private schools. The type you attend will depend on your host family. One major difference that you will discover is that teachers change classrooms during the day, instead of students. In Argentina, your classmates are with you all day, giving you a chance to make good friends quickly. With your classmates, you will study 12 to 15 compulsory subjects two to three times a week. You can choose from four fields: humanities, science, business, or technical.

Orientations

All students applying for the semester or year program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July (or early December for winter programs.) This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas. All students will participate in a one-day local pre-departure orientation along with their families in May or June. Students also have an arrival orientation in Buenos Aires. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

Extracurriculars

Outside of regular classes, you can choose to play sports or take computer or art classes.

Optional Excursions

Semester program students will also usually have the option of participating in a number of educational trips and excursions during their stay, at an additional cost.

Camp YFU: YFU has typically offered a one week camp in February and another one week trip in April or May. In previous years, the camp brought exchange students together in the beautiful countryside, staying at a campsite in Nahuel Huapi National Park, near Bariloche in the northern part of Patagonia.

Iguazú Falls: Students have also had the opportunity to add on a trip to explore the famous Iguazú Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, which included a guided tour of the jungle and a visit to a local indigenous village. Closer to the program date, participating students will be provided with more exciting details about these trips and camps! Check out this video from one of the 2016 trips.

University Programs

University Semester: The University program in Argentina is perfect for students looking for an educational experience packed with culture and adventure after graduation. Students on this program live with an Argentinian host family and attend an undergraduate university. Program details such as orientations, excursions, and tuition inclusions are the same as the high school and summer programs.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
Fall Semester Mid August Mid January $11,495
Spring Semester Late January Early July $11,495
University Spring Semester Early February Late June $11,995

Tuition Includes

  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Argentinian high school (or Spanish language classes for summer students)
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from an Area Representative in Argentina while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance

Age Requirement

  • 2020 Fall Departures: Students born August 13, 2002 - January 14, 2006.
  • 2020 Spring Departures: Students born August 30, 2001 - February 04, 2005.
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Language

Spanish. Previous language study is not required, though some knowledge of Spanish is recommended.

Host Family Placement

Students going to Argentina may be placed with families in suburban areas, small towns, or rural areas. In the past, most students were placed in small to medium-sized cities and rural towns. Students are normally not placed in large urban centers.

+ Summer Programs

Summer students to Argentina have the unique opportunity to be truly immersed in Argentinian culture by living with a local host family and attending a summer Spanish language institute.

Discover Argentina

In this eight-week program, YFU students will attend immersive Spanish language classes at a professional academy. Prior to the program, students will take a Spanish placement exam to determine their appropriate class level. 20 hours a week of language class and 10 hours of language practice activities will give students plenty of time to learn Spanish and explore their temporary home. Typically, 5-7 students from around the world participate in the summer program. YFU students then attend a local Argentinian high school in order to put their newly improved Spanish skills to the test! Students may attend a private or public school depending on the host family's location. Outside of classes, students are encouraged to get involved in their communities by joining clubs, sports, and other local organizations.

Age Requirement

  • 2020 Summer Program: Students born July 31, 2001 - July 15, 2005.
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement or will graduate high school before the start of their program will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Language

Spanish. Previous language study is not required, though some knowledge of Spanish is recommended.

Host Family Placement

Students going to Argentina may be placed with families in suburban areas, small towns, or rural areas. In the past, most students were placed in small to medium-sized cities and rural towns. Students are normally not placed in large urban centers.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
Summer Mid June Mid August $5,295

Tuition Includes

  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Argentinian high school (or Spanish language classes for summer students)
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from an Area Representative in Argentina while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance