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Gap year in Argentina

Johnm1999Johnm1999 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hi I'm new on the forum and am going into my senior year of high school this fall. I really would enjoy going abroad to Argentina for my Gap year and learning the language and culture. I plan on staying for around 9 months. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for language schools/classes in Argentina that would not affect my Freshman status when I return. Also, I am considering just finding a person when I get there that teaches language lessons (like a private tutor). Is this a good option? Which option would less expensive? I am really open to any other suggestions that might help. My main goal is to improve my language skills while I am there.

Replies to: Gap year in Argentina

  • magellan26magellan26 Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    A semester at the University of Belgrano studying Spanish language and culture costs around $3,000 per semester.

    http://www.cheapstudyabroad.org/courses-programs-abroad/4452/semester-bueno-aires-argentina-univerdad-de-belgrano-3030/

    From my experience taking language courses abroad (I did both - universities and langauge schoosl) you will definitely not need a private tutor. You will learn a lot more than you think in the regular classes.

    If your main goal is to improve your language schools, definitely do a language course. A course at a language school or university will actually cost you less than a private tutor considering that a semester long course contains a ton of class hours. If you did the same amount with a private tutor you would be paying quite a lot.

    You can get credit by taking CLEP exams (given by the College Board), which is the easiest way.

    Hope that helps. :)

  • drew44drew44 Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    edited August 4
    Im also interested in Argentina. Will these classes affect freshman status though? @magellan26
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