Study in Argentina
Choose Your Program

During your time in Argentina, you will live with a host family and attend a local high school. Part of your experience will be:

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
2025 Fall Year Mid-August Mid-June $13,595
2025 High School/Higher Education Combo Fall Year Mid-August Mid-June $14,995
2025 Higher Education Fall Year Mid-August Mid-June $14,995
2025 Volunteer Fall Year Mid-August Mid-June $14,995
2025 Spring Year Late January Early January $13,595
2025 Volunteer Spring Year Late January Mid-December $14,595
  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Argentinian high school (or Spanish language classes for summer students)
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from an Area Representative in Argentina while on the program
  • Comprehensive insurance

YFU students attend both public and private schools. The type you attend will depend on your host family. One major difference that you will discover is that teachers change classrooms during the day instead of students. In Argentina, your classmates are with you all day, giving you a chance to make good friends quickly. With your classmates, you will study 12 to 15 compulsory subjects two to three times a week. You can choose from four fields: humanities, science, business, or technical.

All students applying for the semester or year program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation*, which usually takes place in mid-July or early-mid December (for Spring programs). This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas.

*Due to COVID-19, the 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation described above may take place online, dependent upon recommended guidelines at the time of the event. YFU will continue to assess the situation as it develops.

Students also have an arrival orientation in Buenos Aires. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

Outside of regular classes, you can choose to play sports or take computer or art classes.

Year program students will also usually have the option of participating in a number of educational trips and excursions during their stay at an additional cost.

YFU Camp: YFU has typically offered a one-week camp in February. In previous years, the camp brought exchange students together in the beautiful countryside, staying at a campsite in Nahuel Huapi National Park, near Bariloche in the northern part of Patagonia.

Iguazú Falls: In April or May, students have also had the opportunity to add on a trip to explore the famous Iguazú Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. The trip includes a guided tour of the jungle and a visit to a local indigenous village. Closer to the program date, participating students will be provided with more exciting details about these trips and camps! Check out this video from one of the 2016 trips

  • 2025 Spring Departures: Students born January 29, 2007 – February 04, 2010.
  • 2025 Volunteer Program Spring Departures: Students born April 12, 2004- January 27, 2007.
  • 2025 Fall Departures: Students born September 13, 2007 – August 13, 2010.
  • 2025 Higher Education Program Fall Departure: Students born August 11, 2006 – August 13, 2009.
  • 2025 Volunteer Program Fall Departure: Students born April 11, 2004 – January 11, 2007.
  • 2025 High School/Higher Education Combo Fall Departure: Students born August 11, 2006 – August 14, 2008.
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Spanish. Previous language study is not required, though some knowledge of Spanish is recommended.

Students going to Argentina may be placed with families in suburban areas, small towns, or rural areas. In the past, most students were placed in small to medium-sized cities and rural towns. Students are normally not placed in large urban centers.

During your time in Argentina, you will live with a host family and attend a local high school. Part of your experience will be:

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
2025 Fall Semester Mid-August Early January $12,595
2025 Higher Education Fall Semester Mid-August Mid-January $13,595
2025 Spring Semester Late January Early July $12,595
2025 Higher Education Spring Semester Late January Early July $13,595
2025 Volunteer Spring Semester Late January Early July $13,595
  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Argentinian high school (or Spanish language classes for summer students)
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from an Area Representative in Argentina while on the program
  • Comprehensive insurance

YFU students attend both public and private schools. The type you attend will depend on your host family. One major difference that you will discover is that teachers change classrooms during the day instead of students. In Argentina, your classmates are with you all day, giving you a chance to make good friends quickly. With your classmates, you will study 12 to 15 compulsory subjects two to three times a week. You can choose from four fields: humanities, science, business, or technical.

All students applying for the semester or year program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation*, which usually takes place in mid-July (or early-mid December for winter programs.) This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas.

*Due to COVID-19, the 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation described above may take place online, dependent upon recommended guidelines at the time of the event. YFU will continue to assess the situation as it develops.

Students also have an arrival orientation in Buenos Aires. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

Outside of regular classes, you can choose to play sports or take computer or art classes.

Semester program students will also usually have the option of participating in a number of educational trips and excursions during their stay at an additional cost.

YFU Camp: YFU has typically offered a one-week camp in February. In previous years, the camp brought exchange students together in the beautiful countryside, staying at a campsite in Nahuel Huapi National Park, near Bariloche in the northern part of Patagonia.

Iguazú Falls: In April or May, students have also had the opportunity to add on a trip to explore the famous Iguazú Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. The trip includes a guided tour of the jungle and a visit to a local indigenous village. Closer to the program date, participating students will be provided with more exciting details about these trips and camps! Check out this video from one of the 2016 trips.

  • 2025 Spring Departures: Students born January 29, 2007 – February 04, 2010.
  • 2025 Volunteer Program Spring Departures: Students born April 12, 2004- January 27, 2007
  • 2025 Fall Departures: Students born September 13, 2007 – August 13, 2010.
  • 2025 Higher Education Program Fall Departure: Students born August 11, 2006 – August 13, 2009.
  • 2025 Volunteer Program Fall Departure: Students born April 11, 2004 – January 27, 2007.
  • 2025 High School/Higher Education Combo Fall Departure: Students born August 11, 2006 – August 14, 2008
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Spanish. Previous language study is not required, though some knowledge of Spanish is recommended.

Students going to Argentina may be placed with families in suburban areas, small towns, or rural areas. In the past, most students were placed in small to medium-sized cities and rural towns. Students are normally not placed in large urban centers.

Summer students to Argentina have the unique opportunity to be truly immersed in Argentinian culture by living with a local host family and attending a summer Spanish language institute.

Discover Argentina

In this nine-week program, YFU students will attend immersive Spanish language classes at a professional academy for 6 weeks. Prior to the program, students will take a Spanish placement exam to determine their appropriate class level. 20 hours a week of language class and 10 hours of language practice activities will give students plenty of time to learn Spanish and explore their temporary home. Typically, 5-7 students from around the world participate in the summer program. YFU students then attend a local Argentinian high school for two weeks, which may be either a private or public school depending on the host family’s location. Outside of classes, students are encouraged to get involved in their communities by joining clubs, sports, and other local organizations.

Please note the seasons are reversed from ours in Argentina, so our summer season is their winter time of the year. Class is still in session for students attending this “summer” program, so be prepared to work on your language skills and dress appropriately (bring a winter coat) for this unique learning experience.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
2025 Summer Mid-June Mid-August $7,595
  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Argentinian high school (or Spanish language classes for summer students)
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from an Area Reresentative in Argentina while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • 2025 Summer Program: Students born July 31, 2007 – July 14, 2010.
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement or will graduate high school before the start of their program will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Spanish. Previous language study is not required, though some knowledge of Spanish is recommended.

Students going to Argentina may be placed with families in suburban areas, small towns, or rural areas. In the past, most students were placed in small to medium-sized cities and rural towns. Students are normally not placed in large urban centers.

Transition Higher Education Programs

Transition Higher Education Year:  This program is perfect for students seeking an educational experience packed with culture and adventure after graduation. Students in this program live with an Argentinian host family and attend an Upper-education secondary school with specific specialties to prepare them for University. Program details such as orientations, excursions, and tuition inclusions are the same as the high school and summer programs.

Combination Program: With this program, students have the opportunity to transition from secondary to higher education while also exploring a new culture and developing their global citizenship! Students spend the first semester of the year attending school as a “13th year” and the second semester as a student at an Upper Education institution. Students stay with one host family as they make this transition. Program details such as orientations, excursions, and tuition inclusions are the same as the high school and summer programs. Please visit the YFU Argentina Combo program brochure for additional information.

Study Abroad Participants
What to Expect

¡Hola! Are you looking to swim in beautiful rivers, relax at the beach, and hike through mountain paths? Choose Argentina as your YFU destination and you will explore a diverse landscape while learning Spanish.

Argentina’s history dates back to the Incas of the late 1400s. Argentina has a diverse blend of fascinating cultures, with Italian and Spanish heritage as well as British, Irish, German, Polish, Arabic, and Jewish influences. The combination of cultures makes visiting Argentina a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! From the high Andes mountains in Cuyo to the treeless Patagonia, Argentina is divided into 6 diverse regions.

Family is a huge part of Argentinean culture – extended family usually lives nearby, and families gather regularly to spend time together. Outside of school, you’ll have no shortage of things to do! Soccer (futbol) is the country’s most popular sport, but you can enjoy all types of sports, such as rugby, tennis, volleyball, basketball, or field hockey. You’ll put your dancing skills to use, dancing the tango in a restaurant or at a disco with friends!

YFU USA is proud to send over 200 American students on cultural exchange with a full or partial scholarship each year. Financial assistance may be in the form of a merit-based scholarship, need-based financial aid, or Legacy Grant for students who are previously involved in the YFU Community. Scholarships may vary in deadline, requirements, and eligibility. To learn more, please visit our Scholarships Page to find details on the following scholarships eligible for Argentina:

Holcomb & Farnell Foreign Study Fund
YFU Legacy Grant
YFU Financial Aid Fund
WEH Foundation Scholarship
YFU Americas Scholarship
Chevron Culture and Travel Program
Jason Pollington Latin American Scholarship
Karla Topolka Scholarship Fund
Passport to Equity
Culture Connect Scholarship

Applications for tuition-based programs must be submitted by October 15 for Winter/Spring departure programs and March 15 for Summer and Fall. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending upon availability.

Visa Information
A copy of your full passport will be needed several months before departure, as YFU Argentina will need to report you to their Immigration Department early in the visa process. Students staying in Argentina for more than 6 months will need an FBI Background Check, which should be submitted as soon as your participation is confirmed in the program. More information regarding visas and other immigration processes will be provided upon enrollment.

Additional Costs
Program tuition does not include visa fees and related costs, personal spending money, or school-related costs such as books, school trips, and uniforms (if required).

Important Information
YFU recommends that students get vaccinated against yellow fever, especially if they are planning to go on the trip to Iguazú Falls.

Argentina, “the land of silver,” is a country big enough to keep any visitor endlessly fascinated, yet intimate enough to feel like home. Students in the summer program will be immersed in the language and culture of Argentina, and year/semester students will get the opportunity to go on an excursion to some of the most beautiful parts of the country such as Patagonia or the Iguazú Falls.

Have questions or want to learn more about YFU Study Abroad Programs?

Since my year abroad, I’ve been able to use my experiences, my fluency in Spanish and my knowledge gained from all of my international friends in my every day life. I’m always encouraging peers to study abroad, travel (especially to Argentina), and am looking to do another year abroad through college. Studying abroad with YFU was an unforgettable experience and I would strongly recommend it!

-Yanitza