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
Extra activities organized by the school or others
Extra language courses, extra excursions
Local transportation (e.g.: to and from school)
School supplies and calculators, school books,
School and sport uniforms, meals taken at school, school fees in case of a private school
Transportation from Cordoba to the host family if the host family is located more than 200km from Cordoba
Personal expenses and pocket money
Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
A minimum of one to two year of Spanish language study
Participants must show that they are mature enough to participate in the program that requires:
Interest in learning about the Argentinean culture
Deep desire to integrate a different family and share actively their everyday life
Enthusiasm for improving language communication skills
Willingness to make new friends
An open and flexible attitude
"Living in a different country has given me opportunities to immerse myself in another family, culture, and life. I have grown so much as a person and realized that every day is what I make of it. Every day brings a new challenge and a new memory. I will never be able to forget the friends that I´ve met and the memories I´ve made. A part of me will always stay in Argentina."