Have clients interested in learning a new language while traveling? Recommend Argentina, considered one of the most popular destinations to study Spanish abroad. The country’s high-ranked language schools, rich literary tradition, cultural attractions and favorable exchange rate are big draws for those looking to learn or perfect their Spanish. Top-rated public and private universities as well as numerous institutes specializing in Spanish as a second or foreign language provide a wide array of classes for all levels.
Argentines are known for being friendly and very welcoming, and love to host foreigners, allowing students the opportunity to make friends easily and practice the language with locals. Students can immerse themselves in Argentina’s culture and learn about the country’s often complex history.
Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, is a sophisticated city home to countless bookshops, cultural festivals, historic cafes, majestic parks and vibrant nightlife. Buenos Aires offers the largest number of language schools and widest variety of classes in the country, but there are numerous other options for students looking to explore more of Argentina.
Cordoba, Argentina’s second largest city, is home to Argentina’s oldest university. The National University of Cordoba was established in 1613 and offers Spanish language programs for non-native speakers in addition to numerous other language schools in the city. Cordoba has a rich collection of colonial and contemporary architecture, friendly people, a vibrant cultural scene and great nightlife.
The charming city of Mendoza—located at the foothills of the Andes and at the center of Argentina’s largest wine-producing region—is home to prestigious universities and institutions. The city is a great base from which to explore the rest of the province with its wild terrain, snow-capped peaks, wild rivers and canyons; in fact, it’s a popular playground for outdoor adventure lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Another great option for outdoor adventure lovers looking to combine Spanish lessons with world-class skiing and other winter sports is the city of San Carlos de Bariloche. Set on the banks of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche is the main gateway to Patagonia’s lake district and has various Spanish language schools in the center of town.
In Argentina’s northwest, Salta is a beautiful colonial city with well-preserved buildings, charming plazas and interesting museums. This is a region of stunning multi-hued landscapes and rich history and traditions, where indigenous and criollo (creole) heritage have left traces on the music, dance and handicrafts. Salta offers a great selection of Spanish language schools with personalized programs for students of all levels.
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