Welcome to Argentina
With a beautiful metropolitan capital, dramatic geography, and a passionate lifestyle imbued with the wealth and splendor of Old Europe, Argentina has much to offer to students who favor Argentina’s romantic culture and meaty savory (Argentina is a major producer of meat, especially beef) cuisine.The large country boasts many natural landmarks, which are immense in scale, from the towering Andes Mountains to the Perito Moreno Glacier to the awe-inspiring subtropical waterfalls of the Iguaçu River on the border with Brazil. Argentina runs north to south, from deep interior to coast, and so possesses allowing for amazing natural diversity, with— it is inhabited by everything from jaguars to penguins.
Despite a rough political history and a recent economic downturn, Argentina, once very wealthy, remains an upper-middle-income nation and the most developed in South America. Buenos Aires, the capital and largest city, has been called the “Paris of South America” because of its wealth, architectural sophistication, and the fact that it looks and feels more like a European city than any other in South America. Anyone longing to explore the lively culture of Latin America, while still enjoying the familiar comforts of the United States or Europe, should head to Argentina to experience the best of both worlds.
Argentina’s climate is generally temperate and varies with latitude to an extreme degree. The northernmost part of the country is subtropical while the southernmost part is sub arctic.
Religion and Festivals
Most Argentinean identify themselves as Roman Catholics, although few are active participants in the church. Most others identify with Protestantism and Islam. A sizable Jewish population (about 2%) also lives in Argentina.
Argentina has a number of international and local airports. Buses and taxis are popular and affordable for both urban and long-distance transport. The once-extensive rail network has been in disrepair but private companies have resurrected many major lines.
Argentina has the best primary education system in Latin America. Since the late nineteenth century the government has provided free and compulsory basic education. The network of some forty public or “national” universities is also virtually tuition free.The largest and most prestigious public university is the University of Buenos Aires. It is ranked in the top 200 of world universities by QS and SJTU. Other notable schools are the University of Belgrano and the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, a smaller school known for, among other things, its MBA program. Both are private non-profit universities and are ranked in the top 500 worldwide by QS.
Staying Healthy & Safe in Argentina
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Funding & Scholarship Opportunities
There are many scholarships to fund your study abroad experience. Here is a list of Diversity Abroad scholarships available for study in this country:
For more scholarships, visit Scholarships for Study Abroad in Argentina
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With a beautiful metropolitan capital, dramatic geography, and a passionate lifestyle imbued with the wealth and splendor of Old Europe, Argentina has much to offer to students who favor Argentina’s romantic culture and meaty savory (Argentina is a major producer of meat, especially beef) cuisine.
Go whale watching or hiking through Patagonia, or experience nightlife in the capital city, Buenos Aires.