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Argentina is a culturally rich country, with music, food, family, and yerba at the heart of their society; every meal feels special. Home to some of the most picturesque sights, you can visit the highest mountain peak in the Western Hemisphere or visit one of the world’s largest growing glaciers ‘Perito Moreno Glacier’. To fill the time between school and dinner, you will find most kids playing soccer in the streets, as it’s the most popular sport in South America.

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Program Summary:

Classic Program

Our Classic program will match you with a welcoming host family and place you in a nearby school. We find the host family and choose the school, and you can enjoy immersing yourself in local culture & community. These are perfect for students who:

​* Flexible about location, and the academic experience
​* Want to have a cultural experience​
​* Interested in joining sports, clubs, and activities
​* Grow as a person and improve language skills​


Classic Program Information

Age and eligibility

You must be between the ages of 15 and 17 and be enrolled at school when applying. Exceptions may be made for 14.5 year old students.

Language criteria

You are required to be able to converse in basic conversation.

Program length

Classic Academic Year & Classic Academic Semester programs are available in February & July each year. Short program options are available for 2 or 3 months, also February & July.


Schools run from mid-March to early December with a two-week winter vacation in July. There is a fixed subject curriculum until Year 9. From Year 10 there are three streams of specialisation to choose from. Students wear school uniforms and attend school 7:30am – 4pm. School days always start with a ritual around the national flag where students have to remain silent around the flag or sing the national anthem.


Students are required to be vaccinated and have received their standard childhood vaccinations for their age group. Covid-19 is recommended (not compulsory).


Students require a visa for Academic Semester and Academic Year programs. There is only one consulate in Australia & New Zealand, and an in person appointment is required. Please see Immigration & Embassy section below. Your Program Coordinator will provide further information in due course.

Students traveling on Australian & New Zealand passports, with programs up to 90 days, generally travel as “tourists” and do not need to apply for a visa prior departure. However, for programs extending beyond the 90-day period (including Semester & Academic Year programs), students are usually required to apply for the necessary visa.

Program Coordinators will provide the essential visa documents so students can lodge their visa application. Please note that Program Coordinators are not Registered Migration Agents and cannot represent the applicant. Program Coordinators will provide “guidance” where possible, however the responsibility of lodging the visa falls upon the student/parents. Visa application requirements differ per destination and, on top of the visa documents provided by your Program Coordinator, students will need to provide additional documents such as birth certificate, bank statements, police check certificate, passport photos, letter of parental consent, etc.

Visa application fees (set by the foreign Authority) fluctuate depending on the destination and may vary from $180 to $700. These costs exclude expenses such as translations, official stamps (Notary Public stamp, Apostille stamp), national police certificate, passports photos, express post envelopes, etc. In some cases, students must attend an in-person consulate / visa agency appointment, which may incur additional personal expenses for travel such as purchasing flights (Interstate flight or international flight if no representation in your home country), petrol costs, tolls, accommodation, etc.

Australia: Foreign Embassies & Consulates
New Zealand: Foreign Embassies & Consulates

There is only one consulate in Australia & New Zealand, and an in person appointment is required:

Australia: Embassy of Argentina
Address: Level 20, 44 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
Postal address: PO Box Q1613, QVB Post Office NSW 1230
Tel: +61 2 9262 2933
Fax: +61 2 9262 3998
Embassy of Argentina

New Zealand: Embassy of Argentina
Embassy of Argentina
Level 5, 15 Murphy Street, Wellington NZ 6011
Tel: 00 64 4 4728330
Fax: 00 64 4 472 8331

The budget allocated for flights to South America is NZ$3,200 of the program price listed below. We may need to charge a flight surcharge if we cannot obtain a flight within this budget. For more information, please see our Flight Surcharge Policy on our Money Matters page.

Classic Program Prices for Argentina

LengthArriveDepartProgram fee
Application deadline
2 monthsFeb 16, 2025April 2025$11,950Aug 31, 2024
3 monthsFeb 16, 2025May 2025$11,950Aug 31, 2024
Academic SemesterFeb 16, 2025July 13, 2025$13,450Aug 31, 2024
Feb 16, 2025Dec 14, 2025$14,450Aug 31, 2024
2 monthsJuly 2025Sept 2025$11,950Mar 31, 2025
3 monthsJuly 2025Oct 2025$13,450Mar 31, 2025
Academic SemesterJuly 2025Dec 2025$15,450Mar 31, 2025
Academic YearJuly 2025Apr 2026$16,450Mar 31, 2025
2 monthsFeb 2026Apr 2026$11,950Aug 31, 2025
3 monthsFeb 2026Apr 2026$13,450Aug 31, 2025
Academic SemesterFeb 2026Jul 2025$15,450Aug 31, 2025
Academic YearFeb 2026Dec 2026$16,450Aug 31, 2025

Each destination has a budget for flights included in the fee. If flight costs are above this budgeted amount, a Flight Surcharge may apply. Please see our Money Matters page for program inclusions, the flight surcharge policy and other important pricing information.

Program start dates are indicative arrivals in the destination & students attending the Soft Landing Camp (if available) will depart earlier. Program start dates serve as approximate arrival dates at the destination and subject to change. We will notify you of your confirmed program dates ahead of time to prevent any confusion or inconvenience.

Scholarship & Early Bird Discount Application Deadlines
October 31, 2024: classic programs departing between April 2025 – September 2025
March 31, 2025: classic programs departing between October 2025 – March 2026
Find out more about Scholarships and Early Bird Discounts.
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LIVE Online sessions

If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please register for one of our free LIVE Online sessions to:

  • Meet our staff
  • Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
  • Ask questions
  • See questions asked by other students and parents

Information evenings run for about an hour.
They are friendly, free and are the best way for us to address your specific questions in person.

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Online Immersion Week

Upon arrival, students are promptly transferred to their host families, and the Immersion Week is conducted virtually. This allows students to adapt to their new environment with their host families, fostering a sense of comfort and belonging before the start of school in late July.

During this period, students will engage in two-hour daily Spanish lessons with a native teacher, followed by workshops with a tutor focusing on various cultural aspects to assist with adapting to life in Argentina. This experience significantly contributes to your successful immersion on exchange in Argentina, helping to cultivate a positive and enriching experience from the outset of your stay.

This Online Immersion Week is for Academic Semester & Year arrivals in July. Optional extras may be available for other programs. A schedule of online activities will be provided closer to departure.

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