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Learn about Argentine families, schools and communities during a three-night orientation in Rosario including 25 hours of Spanish lessons and cultural activities.
Trips to Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Ushuaia, Northwest Argentina and the Argentine coast
The school year starts in February and finishes in November. In private, public, boys, girls and co-educational schools, classes run from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. School subjects are similar to those here in Australia, including Science, Mathematics, Languages, Art, History, Sport and Geography. School uniforms are required at many private schools and some public schools, but is often just jeans and a school polo.
The official language of Argentina is Spanish, one of the easiest to learn and most commonly spoken languages in the world! Spanish is also spoken in four other WEP destinations; Spain, Chile, Mexico and Ecuador.
How hard is it to learn Spanish in Australia? MODERATE. 23-24 weeks OR 575-600 class hours are required to become proficient in Spanish. Fast-track your language studies on exchange!
The capital, Buenos Aires, is on the same latitude line as Sydney, so enjoys a similar climate with mild winters and the occasional stiflingly hot day in summer. Further South the temperatures drop, and the Northern parts of the country (Mendoza and the north-east) are dry and warm.
Depending on daylight saving, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between 13 to 14 hours ahead of Argentina.
Language preferable, intensive may suffice.