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The API Spanish Language and Community Service program in Argentina takes place in the fabulous metropolis of Buenos Aires. This program is a two-week or month-long Spanish language immersion program providing students with the opportunity to live with host families and practice their Spanish inside and outside the classroom.

Classes are held in the mornings, while the afternoons are filled with cultural activities and visits to local attractions. During the weekends, the group will take excursions to Tigre and a nearby estancia.  Students will also perform community service during the week in the La Boca community; those in the 2-week program will volunteer for a total of 10 hours, while those in the 4-week program will volunteer for a total of 20 hours.  Possible projects may include the following: playing games with school children, teaching English, and painting and redecorating a community center. Students will live with carefully selected host families in the Recoleta or Palermo neighborhoods who will provide students with two meals per day, and an inside look at  everyday life in Buenos Aires.

 

Dates

 Summer 1: June 23 - July 8, 2017 (2 weeks)

 Summer 2: June 23 - July 22, 2017 (4 weeks)

Price

 Summer 1: $2,995 without airfare

 Summer 2: $4,720 without airfare

Ages

 16-18 only (completing grades 10-11)

Credit

 No academic credit; college credits available for an additional fee

Accommodations

 Host family; meals and laundry are included

Language of Instruction

Spanish;  Students must have completed one year of high school Spanish with a grade of B- or higher.

Language Levels

 Intermediate - Advanced - Superior

 

Founded in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadores, Buenos Aires has evolved into a thriving, cosmopolitan city with more than 6 million inhabitants within the city limits and another 6 million in the surrounding areas. Known for its vibrant nightlife, where tango thrives in tangueras, milongas and cultural centers, Buenos Aires offers a dazzling array of learning opportunities, cultural events and social attractions. The seat of the national government, Buenos Aires presents a unique opportunity to analyze the politics and history of this complex and fascinating country. Universities, museums, theatres, shopping districts, and restaurants abound in this metropolis, described by many as the Paris of Latin America.

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