Argentina

With its gorgeous landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and lively culture, Argentina is a traveller’s paradise. It stretches almost 3500km from Bolivia to the tip of South America, encompasses a wide array of geography and climates, and is almost the size of India. Argentina is safe, friendly and - compared to Europe or the US - very affordable. Argentina is well-known for its natural scenery, modern cities and fashion but also for tradition and hospitality. It is an ideal destination for exchange.

The most rewarding part? Finishing the exchange able to speak another language, having met new people and making friends, and experiencing a whole new and different culture.

Katelin Reeves - Year program to Argentina

Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts
Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts

Next available departures for Argentina

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length5 months DepartureJul 2018 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline31/03/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length10 months DepartureJul 2018 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline31/03/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length10 months DepartureFeb 2019 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline01/10/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length5 months DepartureFeb 2019 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline01/10/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018

It's not too late to apply for an Early Bird Discount and save $$ off the price of your exchange

Deadline Extended - If you are planning to go on exchange between April - September 2018 and want to reduce the price of your program, then we have some good news for you!  The deadline for Early Bird Discount applications has been extended until Thursday 30th November 2017.

Just fill out the online form, send us you full application form and pay your $500 deposit by 30th November 2017. It's that simple and it will save you heaps. Please note that the deadline for scholarship applications is now closed.

Please note that:

  • Optional Program Extras are available at additional cost.  These include day trips, tours, weekend trips around the country and language camps prior to your departure. Please contact our office for further information.

Host families 

The exchange experience is not possible without volunteer host families. Host families welcome their host son or daughter into their family life - with all the rights, responsibilities, privileges and obligations of other family members and could live just about anywhere in Argentina.

Schools

School runs from mid-March to early December, with a 2 week winter vacation in July. Students have a fixed subject curriculum until year 9 and, from year 10, have 3 streams of specialisation to choose from. Students wear uniforms and attend school Monday to Friday usually from 7.30am till 2pm. 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.

Age and eligibility

You must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and be enrolled at school when applying.  Exceptions may be made for 14 and a half year olds. You can apply for a Gap Year but cannot be older than 18 and a half at the end of your program.

Language requirements

There are no formal language requirements for Argentina. All students are strongly encouraged to work at the language of their host country before departure as this will help them to adjust, settle in, learn, grow and participate.

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