Program Overview

✈️ Airport Pick Up and Welcome Orientation

Upon your arrival to Buenos Aires the morning of Friday, February 1, you will be welcomed at the airport by Puentes staff and transported to your Buenos Aires home. You will participate in a Welcome Orientation with the Puentes staff to tell you all about Buenos Aires and the Boston College in Buenos Aires program. You will be provided with a Welcome Packet, including Buenos Aires maps, a local public transportation card, and local cell phone SIM card. During your arrival weekend, you also go on a city tour to see the stunning sights of Buenos Aires and start to get to know your new home city.

👩🏼‍💻 ACademic studies

During your semester in Buenos Aires, you will have the chance to learn about new academic topics through your coursework at the Universidad Católica Argentina. Your new home university is located in the lovely Puerto Madero neighborhood and has state of the art facilities and excellent professors.  

🏛 Cultural Immersion

Buenos Aires is a beautiful city, full of countless cultural and social activities.  As a key part of the Boston College in Buenos Aires program, you will do engaging cultural activities and experiential learning outings in the city.  Buenos Aires’s cultural offerings are an integral backdrop to your study abroad experience. So that you can get to know more of the vibrant country that is Argentina, we will venture to an “estancia” (ranch) in the Pampas region outside of Buenos Aires to ride horses, eat an Argentine “asado” (barbecue), experience folk music and dance, and watch cowboys compete in their games on horseback.  We will also go on a day trip to Tigre and will ride the vintage mahogany boats through the inter-connected rivers and streams and visit the “Puerto de Frutos” (handicrafts fair).  Finally, we will go on an overnight excursion to Iguazú Falls.  Taller than Niagara Falls and four times as wide, Iguazú Falls offer an unforgettable experience and a spectacle of nature.

🏘 HOUSING

You will be housed in a homestay with an Argentine host in Buenos Aires in a nice, residential neighborhood, such as Recoleta, Palermo, Barrio Norte, and Belgrano.  Your housing includes bedding, towels, and Wi-Fi access.  You will have your own bedroom and share all common spaces with your Argentine host family.  You will join your Argentine hosts for dinner five nights a week from Monday to Friday, and your breakfast is included daily.

📞 On-Site Support

The Puentes team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the ground, in person in Buenos Aires. You also have regular, scheduled contact in person with the Puentes staff in Buenos Aires through the cultural programming activities.

👣 Lasting Impact

Your Puentes experience doesn’t end in Buenos Aires. After completing your Puentes adventure, you will join the Puentes Alumni Network. You will continue to be supported via the mentorship of the Puentes staff. We are committed to continuing to build bridges for your future.

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