Living in Buenos Aires

Students will live with host families during their stay in Buenos Aires. The families live in the neighborhoods of Recoleta, Retiro, Palermo, and Almagro, some of the best districts in Buenos Aires.

Recoleta is distinguished both by its stylish architecture and the active street life that both residents and tourists enjoy on a daily basis. Recoleta is named after the "Convento de los Padres Recoletos." Among the very many attractions of this area is the Recoleta cemetery (where Eva Peron is buried) and weekend arts and crafts markets

Retiro is primarily a residential community but it is also the headquarters of the most important banks and international institutions (the financial district of Buenos Aires). The famous pedestrian street, Calle Florida, known for its shopping, is located in this area.

Palermo is one of the largest districts and is sometimes referred to as the "Soho" of Buenos Aires with many artisan shops and cafes. In this constantly evolving district, you will find a wide range of architectural styles ranging from classical to post modern.

Almagro is known as one of the most traditional and historical neighborhoods and home to tango music and traditional cafes. This area is the birthplace of the most famous Argentine tango singer Carlos Gardel.

An orientation program will begin when students are picked up at the airport and will include a tour of the city of Buenos Aires.

Torre Monumental, Retiro