Argentina: Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change


SIT students sharing a celebratory meal with host families in Pujato

Live with a host family in Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires
For most of the program, students live with a host family in Buenos Aires. Host families provide the perfect opportunity to improve language skills and give students insight into urban Argentine life. Through the homestay, students discover the habits, customs, and values of Buenos Aires' residents.  Host families come from middle class backgrounds and work in many different fields.

Typically, host families live in apartments or small houses located in the Recoleta, Palermo, Caballito, Villa Crespo, Boedo, Nuñez, and Belgrano neighborhoods, all of which are relatively close to Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social, where many classes are held. All host families share a strong interest in having a valuable educational exchange experience with their SIT student.

Students have the opportunity to engage not only in their host family's daily routines — which could include shopping, family dinners, and visits with neighbors — but also in cultural activities. Many students join their host family in visiting museums, going to concerts, spending time at neighborhood street markets, attending sports events such as soccer matches, taking weekend trips, or enjoying family celebrations, including birthday parties and national holidays.

Other accommodations during the program include small hotels and hostels.

Costs Dates

Credits: 16

Duration: 15 weeks

Program Base: Buenos Aires

Language Study: Spanish

Prerequisites: 4 semesters Spanish and relevant coursework


View Student Evaluations for this program:

About the Evaluations (PDF)

Fall 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Spring 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Fall 2012 Evaluations (PDF)

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