Study Abroad Life in Buenos Aires

Making the Most of Your Life Abroad

Known as the Paris of South America, it’s easy to see why this southern metropolis is one of the best locations in South America to study abroad. Famous for its flavorful meats, rich wines, and seductive tango, Buenos Aires is the perfect city to practice your Spanish and live an unforgettable study abroad experience.

Argentina is a country rich in history and culture; from its Italian roots influencing the local cuisine, language, and dialect, to the traditional drink and pastime (mate), this is one Argentine adventure you don’t want to miss out on!

Studying abroad in Buenos Aires is the perfect opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the life of a porteño. Sip mate in the park with friends, eat medialunas for merienda, and dance the night away at a boliche. Study abroad life in Buenos Aires is full of adventure and excitement around every corner.

Study Abroad Life In Buenos Aires
Study Abroad Life In Buenos Aires
Study Abroad Life In Buenos Aires
Study Abroad Life In Buenos Aires

Quick Facts about Argentina

Argentina was the first country in South America to legalize same-sex marriage

Argentines consume about 60 kg of meat per year per capita

Ushuaia is the southernmost town on earth

Argentina is the 8th largest country by landmass

The street of 9 de Julio is the widest in the world, with 16 lanes!

Life Studying Abroad in Argentina
Life Studying Abroad in Argentina
Location of Expanish in Buenos Aires

What to do in Buenos Aires?

One of the best parts of studying abroad is getting to really know the city and culture you are living in up close. Below find our lists for must see’s and do’s while you are here:

Top 5 Sights:

  • The Obelisk
  • Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo
  • Puerto Madero
  • Recoleta Cemetery
  • Caminito – La Boca

Top 5 Activities:

  • Take a guided bike tour around the city
  • Drink coffee at the historic Cafe Tortoni
  • Explore the fashion boutiques and restaurants of Palermo
  • Take the antique A line of the subway
  • Browse the antiques and markets in San Telmo

Top 5 Uniquely Porteño Experiences:

  • See a show at Teatro Colon
  • View a Polo Game at the Campo de Polo or horse race at the Hipódromo de Palermo
  • Enjoy an afternoon surrounded by Latin American modern art at the MALBA museum
  • Go to a Boca Juniors or River Plate fútbol game
  • Take a graffiti tour and uncover the city’s street art scene or take a historical tour

Top 5 Nights Out:

  • Eat steak at one of the city’s famous steakhouses
  • Sip cocktails at Palermo’s best night spots
  • Dance until dawn at one of the famous nightclubs
  • Watch and dance the Tango at a traditional milonga
  • Try empanadas and the finest pizza outside of Italy at a late-night shop

Top 5 Places to Go Outside of Buenos Aires:

  • Tigre and the river Delta
  • San Antonio de Areco and the Gaucho Festival
  • Colonia, a charming and picturesque town in Uruguay
  • Iguazu Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world
  • Mendoza’s wine region to try some of South America’s best wine
Intercambio Cultural Buenos Aires
Språkskola I Buenos Aires, Argentina
Faculty Led Buenos Aires Culture

Activities Offered by Expanish Study Abroad

Studying abroad is just as much about academic learning as it is a cultural experience. Expanish Study Abroad provides weekly free activities for students looking to get involved beyond the classroom and their own program activities.