I am interested in going to Argentina and enrolling in a Spanish course. I am very interested in learning spanish and I was just wondering if anyone has done this and can recommend a school. I think i would like to study in BsAs. Also, do you think it would be cheaper to just rock up to the city and look for schools or to prebook something before going?
I am a 23 year old girl who has done some traveling already on my own. How safe, in general is argentina for a solo girl? Im thinking of spending the full 90 days that I get on entry to the country. Perhaps 2 month studying and one month traveling, or if i feel the need, all of it studying (tho i am aware that many schools seem to offer multiple destinations o study from so i might not spend all that time in one city).
Any advice would be well appreciated
Oh, and what are estimated prices of living in argentina?
Hey Nyssa! I would check out baexpats.com for more specific info on the city. What's your language level now? It's a little expensive living here but you would have no trouble lining up cheap classes or language exchange partners once you arrived. I feel that it's pretty safe (I'm a 24 y.o. girl), though I've heard it's more dangerous than it used to be... use common sense and watch out for pickpockets. Cheers!
Just to reinforce - watching out for pickpockets. That old chestnut " Senor, there is birddroppings on your coat - I will help you" still goes on. Walk away!
My visits over the last 5 years - not as safe as it was but Ok with [u]care[u]
Bs As is a beautiful city great food, fab shops. However, learning spanish in Bs AS , for me, wasn't much good. the school was Ok but really Bs As is so popular that most speak some english and , of course, it is full of US, canadians, etc. So difficult to practice what you've learnt.
since that visit i've gone to spanish school in Paraguay. Lessons half the price, living expenses ditto. No one speaks english - it's ideal preparation for journeying in Latin America.
Yes Pickpocketing and Petty theft are usually the majority of crime