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5 Tips for Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the soul of Argentina. You came here and you won’t leave without so many memories. It’s the place for you if you are modern, culturally open-minded and interested in the charismatic life of South America. While the city is very popular due to its high tourist attraction, it is also a popular choice among international students. It remains one of the safest places on the continent and has international appeal. But is that all you need to know to study here? Well, of course, no!

Just like any other city, big or small, it has its own characteristics. It may be a city teeming with history, colours, creeds, amusements and lifestyles but it is definitely not the type that will settle down easily unless you are well prepared. This is especially true for those who come from outside South America.

In case you are coming to Buenos Aires, I have a few tips to offer you. Just get to know these basic details about the city, and you should be off to a good start. I would like to dwell more on the aspects that will concern your daily life in the city. Well let’s go!

    1. Get your language lessons
      Argentines have historically experienced immigration from all over the world, especially European countries. As a result, you can easily find groups of people who speak all kinds of Languages, From English to Italian. However, Spanish is the official language, and you should seriously consider preparing for it. Interestingly enough, Argentine Spanish can be a bit difficult to understand because it is used quite differently. Their pronunciation and use of sentences often vary and may not be easily understood by those with written knowledge of the language. So, be prepared for language issues as they will take time to go away.

  1. Keep your things safe
    By many South American standards, Buenos Aires is completely safe. However, like any other city, it is prone to petty crime. There are certain things that are always unsafe in the city, especially jewelry and phones. It is advised not to display your valuables outdoors as you will invite trouble only for yourself. Put the bags up front, watch out for thieves with motorbikes, and don’t open the door unless you’re expecting someone (that’s a thing in Argentina!). Other than that, the city is relatively safe but your belongings could be at high risk of theft. Take measures and you will be fine!

  2. Keep your things safe
    By many South American standards, Buenos Aires is completely safe. However, like any other city, it is prone to petty crime. There are certain things that are always unsafe in the city, especially jewelry and phones. It is advised not to display your valuables outdoors as you will invite trouble only for yourself. Put the bags up front, watch out for thieves with motorbikes, and don’t open the door unless you’re expecting someone (that’s a thing in Argentina!). Other than that, the city is relatively safe but your belongings could be at high risk of theft. Take measures and you will be fine!

  3. Save money on transportation
    Since it is an expensive city, you will end up spending quite a bit on transportation here. Embrace the Argentinian way and travel it collective or local buses. It is the most viable and cheapest form of public transport in the country – and in Buenos Aires there is a very well connected network of collective. Yes, the experience may not be smooth for the first time but you will get used to it. It is highly recommended to purchase a transport card available at post offices; Otherwise you will end up paying the fare with coins which are hard to come by here.

  4. Don’t brag about mindless eating
    The capital can become a financial burden if you do not pay attention to certain things and one of them is food expenses. Student budgets are very limited anyway and food is one aspect of life where you spend money a lot without warning. Keep in mind that you will be tempted to eat delicious and often exotic local cuisine; But don’t spend too much on eating outdoors. Alternatively, take advantage of cheap offers in supermarkets and cook at home. It’s going to be tough being vegan but you’ll be able to beat it if you look around a little bit.

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