Puentes Portal for Boston College

 

Welcome to the BUENOS AIRES Adventure!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Boston College study abroad program in Argentina!  We are very excited to welcome you to Buenos Aires soon.   

Your decision to come to Buenos Aires and study abroad will provide you with unlimited opportunities for cultural immersion and experiential learning growth, as well as fun and adventure.  And we look forward to accompanying and supporting you every step of the way.  

This BC Puentes Portal provides information to help you prepare for your travels to Argentina and to make the most of your time in Buenos Aires and in the Puentes program. 

Below is an index for the sections of this Portal.


YOUR PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Through your semester study abroad, you will get to learn about exciting new academic topics in the classroom.  Outside of the classroom, you will dive into the cultural offerings of Buenos Aires and get to know your Argentine hosts at your homestay.  We will also provide constant support before and during your semester.  You can find our more about your program's components here. 


IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE STEPS

So that we can finalize the details for your program in Buenos Aires, we ask that you please complete these important pre-departure steps at least two months prior to your arrival.  We are eager to make the final arrangements for your program in Argentina.


program Activities

An important part of studying abroad is getting to know your new home country's culture, so we are thrilled to get to introduce you to some of Buenos Aires's greatest cultural wonders through your BC in BA program.  Check our Program Activities and look for event invitations by email during your program.  We encourage you to attend each event to maximize this great city's offerings!


PROGRAM ADD-ONS

To help enhance your immersion experience in Argentina, we are delighted to offer program add-ons.  You can pick and choose which of these additional opportunities you would like to do so that we can help you to maximize your time here.


living in ARGENTINA

Argentina is a beautiful country, full of countless cultural and social activities, and we want to provide you with all of the important resources to help you navigate your new home country.  Explore our Living in Argentina guide on money, identification, communication, transportation, laundry, food, gyms, how to meet Argentines, websites and apps, and the country context.


DESTINATION GUIDES

We have curated Destination Guides for some of the most spectacular destinations in Argentina.  We hope that you will be able to explore these amazing and diverse landscapes and cultures.  We also require that you complete our Travel Form any time you leave your home city so that we can ensure that we can reach you in case of emergency.


EMERGENCY AND Medical INFORMATION

The Puentes team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in case of an emergency.  We are your safety net in Buenos Aires, and we take this role very seriously and treat each emergency with great care and attention to detail.  You can find important Medical Resources here, and you can review our Guide for Emergencies.  During your orientation upon arrival, we will also discuss in great detail how to handle medical situations and emergencies, so rest easy that we are here for you. 


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