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    Arcos Journeys: Spanish Language & Argentine Culture

    Arcos Journeys: Spanish Language & Argentine Culture

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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Argentina
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Language
    • Sub-Categories: Spanish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
    • Call: (512) 380-1706
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Study abroad in the cosmpolitan city of Buenos Aires, Argentina! With Arcos Journeys Abroad you will experience Buenos Aires like a local. Programming includes engaging weekend excursions, daily Spanish classes, afternoon cultural activities, and living with a homestay. Come experience all that this wonderful country has to offer!

    Take morning Spanish classes at the renowned Academia Buenos Aires Spanish Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina and have the opportunity to earn college credit. Live in the historic heart of the city with easy access to all of the highlights Buenos Aires has to offer.

    Arcos Journeys Abroad summer programs provide quality academic support and assistance while high school teens are on their study abroad program. Students become truly immersed in the Spanish language and culture through living with homestays.

    Students have the opportunity to cultivate new friendships, gain Spanish language skills, and produce memories to last a lifetime - all during summer break! High school students in Arcos Journeys' residential summer program in Buenos Aires participate in many travel and adventure excursions, as well as a weekly cultural activities.

    Summer students will travel to a Argentine cowboy ranch, cruise the mystical Rio de la Plata (the widest river in the world), and visit the historic Uruguayan town of Colonia (a former Portuguese colony). Students will also visit Buenos Aires' most colorful neighborhood, La Boca, experience the passion of a Tango performance, and explore the many world-class museums of Buenos Aires.

    Cost and Session Information

    Summer programs include tuition, room & board with a homestay, excursions, cultural activities, 24/7 onsite directors support, international medical insurance, transcripts & much more!

    Reviews (5)

    • The Arcos program is an...
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      Reviewed on Aug/13/2023 by Jav Stell

      The Arcos program is an incredible experience for everyone. I think that this program is genuinely a good option for not just students, but all ages. If you are a language lover, you will love taking classes, as I did. And if you are a fan of European architecture, you will find all of that with an Argentinian flair. This program truly opened my eyes to the possibilities I could have in a future career with language, and I will be forever grateful. This truly is a once in a lifetime experience, and a beautiful one.

    • Excellent program and great host...
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      Reviewed on Aug/04/2023 by Cinthia Kettering

      Excellent program and great host mom! This is our second year and we will be sending our other 3 boys to the same program. Costa Rica first, Argentina second and Spain third. We want all of our 4 boys to have the Spanish language and culture exposure.

    • Five STARS I can't say...
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      Reviewed on Aug/01/2023 by Amy Carstensen

      Five STARS!!!!!! I can't say enough about Arcos. My 15-year-old son spent the whole month of July in Argentina living with a family, taking Spanish classes, making new like-minded friends and participating in cultural activities like cooking classes, horseback riding, Tango lessons, Mate Club, visiting Uruguay. He absolutely loved the experience, and we loved the program for him. Since he doesn't drive yet and doesn't want to go to camps anymore this was the ideal experience for him. Arcos is extremely professional, and they are good communicators. The program director in Buenos Aires was very communicative with us while our son was there. I can't say enough positive things about this program and experience for my son. We originally were looking at him doing an 8 week program with another program, but we decided the application process was too laborious and 8 weeks was too long for his first experience abroad by himself. My son made some great friends while he was there, they were social and did a lot of activities hanging out in Buenos Aires. He loved the freedom and taking the metro. One day he even walked 10 miles just around town. He always felt safe, but he said he had to be aware of his surroundings, he did have someone try and pick pocket him however they weren't successful. Go do this program if you are flexible, have a sense of curiosity and adventure about the world!!!!!!! Also, my son is glad he stayed for a month and not just two weeks.

    • 2022 June-July
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      Reviewed on Aug/22/2022 by madisonparker25335

      I spent two weeks this summer in Argentina in the Arcos program and had the best time! I'm 16 and felt completely safe the entire time thanks to the director, Kevin, my host mom and my roommate! I would recommend this experience to anyone looking to visit a new place, meet friends, and have a completely different trip learning a new language and culture! Thanks Arcos

    • I can honestly give my...
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      Reviewed on Jan/06/2015 by Michael

      I can honestly give my experience with [Arcos Journey Abroad] "10"s across the board. All of the onsite directors were incredible, and I made friendships that will last a lifetime. But even more amazing than all of the lasting memories that I made is the fact that my ability to speak Spanish improved immensely. I practically came back from my trip fluent, and I cannot even begin to say how much I benefit from it every day in my life. Going abroad opened new doors for me and I will be forever grateful. I highly recommend studying abroad to anyone considering it -- it will definitely be the time of your life.


    • I thoroughly enjoyed all of the cultural excursions we went on and my classes at Academia since I was able to bond with great people from a different country and learn about their culture through experience. I have definitely experienced growth in my Spanish-speaking skills after this trip, and am now able to express myself in another language with ease. Although I was a little nervous to go on this trip in the beginning, I had an amazing time and learned so much! I wouldn't change anything - I had a very positive experience!

      - Alexandra - September 10, 2018
    • Buenos Aires surpassed all of my expectations a million times over. The city is beautiful, the host families are excellent, and the activities are extremely informative and entertaining. I had some reservations about the city safety wise, which I realized were unfounded when I arrived. In addition the porte~no accent is difficult to understand so beginners may have a hard time at first, but the accent is super unique and after a while it's quirks will become second nature. I would definitely recommend traveling to Buenos Aires through Arcos.

      - Seth - October 22, 2018
    • I had an amazing experience studying in Argentina. The teachers at the school we attended during the week were eager to help me improve my Spanish-speaking skills. The cultural excursions we went on such as visiting museums, going to a gaucho ranch, and taking cooking and dancing classes were both fun and educational. I stayed with an incredibly kind host family, and my program leaders Beatriz Barragan and Kevin Williams were both very supportive, informative, and helpful. After I returned home from Argentina, my Spanish had greatly improved (I even developed an Argentinian accent while away), and I had gained a much greater knowledge of Argentinian culture. If you are considering study abroad programs in Argentina, definitely choose Arcos Journeys Abroad - you will have an amazing experience!

      - Alexa - January 15, 2019
    • The program was a perfect balance between structured activity and free time to explore the wonderful city of Buenos Aires. There were many fascinating day trips. We traveled to the countryside where we rode horses and even traveled to Uruguay. The classes we took during the week were exceptional and greatly helped me improve my Spanish. The class wasn't like school, it was interactive and structured around conversations with peers and the teacher. There is so much to explore in Argentina and Arcos gave me the freedom to do that. I was allowed to eat out with my friends and explore the many markets. Regardless of where I went, from La Boca to the countryside, I felt perfectly safe. I feel that this trip also helped me mature and become more independent. For the first time, I found myself in charge of my free time and had the ability to make many decisions. It was a very liberating and maturing experience that I would not trade for anything. Argentina is an amazing and unique place to travel. I learned so much about Argentine culture, grew accustomed to their unique Spanish, and fell in love with Argentine cuisine like empanadas and chorip'an. This program is the perfect way to experience a new country while improving your Spanish.

      - Alex - January 28, 2019