Our Homestay and School Integration program offers a unique way to experience the daily and routine of young Argentinean teenagers. The participant lives with a local host family and goes to school (except during school holidays) with the host sister or brother, like any other student.
Students are welcomed as a new family member and spend their evenings and week-ends sharing the family’s activities. Students learn through the constant immersion in the local language environment. They cannot speak their native language, and that will cause Spanish language skills to improve quickly and efficiently. The homestay and school integration is a good way to prepare for a longer academic program abroad.
We place our students in public schools in small cities, or semi-private and semipublic schools (private schools on request) in bigger cities. High schools in Argentina are well organized, have high academic standards, and offer a friendly and supportive environment. Students will be placed in the following provinces: Córdoba, Santa Fé and Mendoza. Students cannot request any specific location.
The short-term program offers the opportunity to experience Argentinean lifestyle and culture from the inside and not as a tourist. It is the best way to improve language skills and integrate the everyday life of another country.
Host family, full board.
Students are hosted in warm Argentinean host families, who want to share their everyday life with a foreign student. The typical Argentinean family is made up of the mother, father and two or three children. Families are really close knit and include the extended family: grandparents, uncles, aunts etc...
Our families volunteer to host a student which means they are not paid to host a foreign student. They are motivated by cultural exchange and international friendship. The host family provides accommodation and meals at home. Meals eaten outside the home (including school lunches) must be paid for separately by the student.
* Price in US Dollars per participant.
Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)
Host school placement and tuition fees (except in case of private schools charging extra fees)
Host family accommodation with full board (meals eaten at home)
Airport pick-up and transfer from Cordoba airport on arrival (return transfer to Cordoba airport depends on the host family’s location)
Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program