Our Classic program will match you with a welcoming host family and place you in a nearby school. We find the host family and choose the school, and you can enjoy immersing yourself in local culture & community. These are perfect for students who:
* Flexible about location, and the academic experience
* Want to have a cultural experience
* Interested in joining sports, clubs, and activities
* Grow as a person and improve language skills
Classic Program Information
Age and eligibility
You must be between the ages of 15 and 17 and be enrolled at school when applying. Exceptions may be made for 14.5 year old students.
You are required to be able to converse in basic conversation.
Classic Academic Year & Classic Academic Semester programs are available in February & July each year. Short program options are available for 2 or 3 months, also February & July.
Schools run from mid-March to early December with a two-week winter vacation in July. There is a fixed subject curriculum until Year 9. From Year 10 there are three streams of specialisation to choose from. Students wear school uniforms and attend school 7:30am – 4pm. School days always start with a ritual around the national flag where students have to remain silent around the flag or sing the national anthem.
All Outbound students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Your Program Manager can advise if any additional vaccinations are required. Please be sure to note all vaccinations you have received in your application.
Students require a visa for Academic Semester and Academic Year programs. Further information will be provided by your Program Coordinator.
Students traveling on Australian & New Zealand passports, with programs up to 90 days, generally travel as “tourists” and do not need to apply for a visa prior departure. However, for programs extending beyond the 90-day period (including Semester & Academic Year programs), students are usually required to apply for the necessary visa.
Program Coordinators will provide the essential visa documents so students can lodge their visa application. Please note that Program Coordinators are not Registered Migration Agents and cannot represent the applicant. Program Coordinators will provide “guidance” where possible, however the responsibility of lodging the visa falls upon the student/parents. Visa application requirements differ per destination and, on top of the visa documents provided by your Program Coordinator, students will need to provide additional documents such as birth certificate, bank statements, police check certificate, passport photos, letter of parental consent, etc.
Visa application fees (set by the foreign Authority) fluctuate depending on the destination and may vary from $180 to $700. These costs exclude expenses such as translations, official stamps (Notary Public stamp, Apostille stamp), national police certificate, passports photos, express post envelopes, etc. In some cases, students must attend an in-person consulate / visa agency appointment, which may incur additional personal expenses for travel such as purchasing flights (Interstate flight or international flight if no representation in your home country), petrol costs, tolls, accommodation, etc.
The budget allocated for flights to South America is AU$3,000 of the program price listed below. We may need to charge a flight surcharge if we cannot obtain a flight within this budget. For more information, please see our Flight Surcharge Policy on our Money Matters page.
Classic Program Prices for Argentina
|Length||Arrive||Depart||Program fee |
|2 months||Jul 2024||Sep 2024||$10,950||Feb 29, 2024|
|3 months||Jul 2024||Oct 2024||$11,250||Feb 29, 2024|
|Academic Semester||Jul 14, |
|Dec 14, |
|$11,750||Feb 29, 2024|
|Academic Year||Jul 14, |
|May 10, |
|$12,750||Feb 29, 2024|
|2 months||Feb 16, |
|April 2025||$10,950||Aug 31, 2024|
|3 months||Feb 16, |
|May 2025||$11,250||Aug 31, 2024|
|Academic Semester||Feb 16, |
|July 13, |
|$11,750||Aug 31, 2024|
|Academic Year||Feb 16, |
|Dec 14, |
|$12,750||Aug 31, 2024|
Each destination has a budget for flights included in the fee. If flight costs are above this budgeted amount, a Flight Surcharge may apply. Please see our Money Matters page for program inclusions, the flight surcharge policy and other important pricing information.
Program start dates are indicative arrivals in the destination & students attending the Soft Landing Camp (if available) will depart earlier. Program start dates serve as approximate arrival dates at the destination and subject to change. We will notify you of your confirmed program dates ahead of time to prevent any confusion or inconvenience.
Scholarship & Early Bird Discount Application Deadlines
March 31, 2024: classic programs departing between October 2024 – March 2025
October 31, 2024: classic programs departing between April 2025 – September 2025
Find out more about Scholarships and Early Bird Discounts.
LIVE Online sessions
If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please register for one of our free LIVE Online sessions to:
- Meet our staff
- Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
- Ask questions
- See questions asked by other students and parents
Information evenings run for about an hour.
They are friendly, free and are the best way for us to address your specific questions in person.
Soft Landing Camp in Córdoba
Upon your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed to the captivating nation through our Soft Landing Camp situated in the city of Córdoba. During this five-day program, you will have the splendid opportunity to explore Argentina’s second-largest city, enhance your proficiency in Spanish, and forge connections with fellow exchange students.
The Soft Landing Camp serves as an ideal initiation to your exchange program, setting the stage for a remarkable journey ahead. Throughout the camp, our schedule includes four hours of daily Spanish language study in the mornings, enlightening workshops on life in Argentina, and captivating city expeditions. With a comprehensive package of 20 hours of language instruction, this camp ensures you are thoroughly equipped for your upcoming year as a Spanish speaker.
This Soft Landing Camp is included in the program fee for Academic Semester & Year arrivals in July. Optional extras may be available for other programs, usually arranged in country.
“It´s everything the brochure promised, and million times more. Argentina has become my second home; my hosts are my parents and my friends are my siblings. No matter where else I live or travel, Argentina will always have a place in my heart.”
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