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Farmstay Buenos Aires

Learn and live in an Argentine estancia. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn firsthand about the nature and rural lifestyle. The Farmstay in Argentina program combines taking Spanish classes at Academia Buenos Aires and staying on an estancia (large farm) right in the heart of one of the largest stretches of fertile land in Latin America, about a 4 hours’ drive from the capital Buenos Aires. This offer is fully in line with our full-immersion, integrated teaching method. This means that participants will learn Spanish 24 hours a day: during the 4 weeks intensive language course, the academic and social extra-curricular activities available in Buenos Aires, informally at home with their host family and during their 4-week stay on the farm. This estancia is a very special place with very nice people. We highly recommend this experience for all age groups and backgrounds. Only requirement: your interest in rural life!

Schedule
Start dates

every Monday, year-round

Duration

80 hours (4 weeks) Spanish course + 4 weeks on a farm

Hours per day

4 classes of 55 minutes each

Levels

1 – 8

Time schedule

option 1: from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
option 2: from 2 to 6 p.m.

Max. number of students per class

7

Requirements
interest in rural life
Certificates

participation certificate for every participant, with grade for all participants that pass the exam

Exams

at the end of the course

Total program price
US$3,420.00

Inscription fee: US$50 – to be paid once. Includes teaching material and extracurricular activities.
Includes:
– Pick up service from and to Buenos Aires
– 4 weeks intensive language course, 20 hours per week, maximum of 6 participants per group + activities
– 4 weeks accommodation in a host family (single) in Buenos Aires, with breakfast and dinner
– Transfer by bus to the Estancia and back
– 4 weeks Farmstay, including accommodation and all meals according to a separate description

Changes:
a. additional week at estancia: US$295
b. Additional week language course and accommodation in Buenos Aires: US$510
c. Accommodation in single room in shared flats in Buenos Aires: discount of US$85 per week

Content

The program consists of two essential parts: First, you will spend a minimum of 4 weeks studying Spanish at Academia Buenos Aires, learning the language and getting to know the argentine culture. You will have 20 hours of classes per week in groups of maximum 6 students. During your time in Buenos Aires you will be accommodated at an Argentine family and have your own private room. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by your family. You will then arrive on the estancia by bus and will be welcomed by the owners, a couple in their fifties and, depending on the time of the year, the rest of the family. During your 4-week stay on the farm you will be accommodated in the house of the farmer’s family. There are three beds for guests, one in a single room with shared bath and one bed in a double room with a shared bath. We cannot guarantee which room will be free, maybe you can choose, maybe not. Should you share a room, your roommate will be of the same sex. You will have all the meals at the estancia. There are always many different things to do on a farm. Our participants will help the owners with the daily routine and their tasks may vary from day to day including:

1. Feeding animals, farmwork, work in the garden and the vegetable fields, maintenance work.

2. Receiving other guests, help in the kitchen (this is a model farm and school groups may come for short visits).

3. Administrative work in the library and producing marketing material in different languages (according to your knowledge).

4. Recreation and Learning: preparing horses, riding horses, cooking regional foods (beef, empanandas, humitas, etc), observing birds and the southern skies.

5. Seasonal work: preparing wool, raising silk worms, shearing sheep, etc.

 

All our courses include the following:
– Teaching materials (study books)
– Level test, oral and written, before starting
– Optional exams at the end of each level and at the end of your stay
– Certificate including the amount of hours and level attained (plus grade if you passed the exam)
– Dictionary
– Two extracurricular activities per week (guided tours, museum visits, tango, asado dinners, excursions, etc.)
– Workshops, weekly or bi-weekly: Phonetics, Conversation, Narration, Audio
– Weekly tutorials after class
– Internet access through PCs at the Academia and wifi
– Hot and cold drinks
– Access to library and DVDs for further study
– Movie showings and discussions usually once a week
– Help in organizing trips around Argentina and Latin America
– 24 hour hotline in Spanish, English, French and German

 
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