Tips for Students

Going abroad and learning the language of the country you are visiting is one of the smartest things to do: not only will you learn to communicate in that new language, but you will also understand the culture of the region you are visiting. Plus, you will be able to add a new skill to your resumé.

If you are planning to visit Argentina and learn Spanish, Buenos Aires is a very good spot to do so as there are Spanish schools that offer different kinds of courses, from private Spanish lessons to group courses. 

For your stay in Buenos Aires, keep in mind that:

Buenos Aires has fours seasons. It is very hot in the summer and quite cold in the winter, with bright sunny days in spring and autumn that can also be somewhat chilly. 

These differences in the weather will make your Spanish learning in Buenos Aires very exciting, yet you need to be prepared as you will need all types of clothes: you will need jeans, t-shirts, sweaters and one or two shirts. During the winter you will definitely need a jacket, it doesn't need to be too thick, and in the summer you might need shorts and a bathing suit. Yet remember: do not pack too much. You might want to buy something to remember your stay in Buenos Aires.

Here's a tip to take home something new: you can always buy leather goods. Belts, leather jackets and leather bags are a good choice for you to buy in Argentina. 

 

Argentina: cash or card?

Cash

While many stores will accept cards, there are many others that will only accept cash. Also, even if the store accepts cards, you might find a good discount when paying in cash, as is the case of IW Languages, which offers an interesting discount too for payments in cash. USD 100 bills as well as Euros are the ones you will need, so bringing them with you is a very good idea as banks only give cash to Argentineans.

 Cards

If you prefer not to bring cash with you, your option will be to withdraw money from an ATM. There are two different ATM terminals: Banelco and Link. While Banelco will charge you around 10% per withdrawal, Link will charge you half (5%). Recommended ATMs near the school are marked on the map above.

Paraguay 4301

Avenida Santa Fe 4018

Avenida Santa Fe 3392

Avenida Santa Fe 2877

Avenida Las Heras  2724

Avenida Corrientes 4043

Withdrawals are limited. You might want to withdraw the maximum allowed and thus avoid paying the fee twice.

If on your first attempt the ATM does not work with your card, don't worry. Just try another ATM. Some of them only work with national cards.

Certain banks in Argentina are members of international alliances. You won't be paying fees if your card belongs to said alliances. So check with your bank prior to your trip.

Vocabulary on ATMs

Because not all ATMs have an English menu, we have put together those words you might find necessary:

Cajero Automático: ATM

Introduzca su tarjeta: Insert your card

Inserte su clave: Insert your PIN

Extracción/Adelanto: Withdrawal

Tarjeta de Crédito: Credit Card

 

 

 

 

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