Program Details

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires’ historic downtown, Bridge’s state-of-the-art center will be your home base. This newly opened location features seven TV- and DVD-equipped classrooms, a computer lab, and free coffee during breaks. Just minutes from t
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Language:
Spanish

Program Overview

Program Description:
Spanish language skills are in high demand. And where better to acquire them than in Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan mix of styles and sensibilities and one of the most exciting cities on the planet! A global leader in foreign language instruction for a quarter century, Bridge knows how to build maximum fluency in minimum time. No matter your Spanish level, Bridge’s month-long Intensive Spanish Language program will help you elevate your Spanish to the next level, not by memorizing grammar rules but by immersing yourself firsthand in Argentina’s language and culture. And what a culture it is! Famous for its tango and its beef, Buenos Aires is also home to an amazing arts scene, electronic music clubs to rival Europe, and an infectious energy that no other city can match. When you study with Bridge, it’s all at your fingertips. We’ll take care of the logistics, picking you up at the airport and showing you the hottest spots around town—freeing you to make the most of your Argentine adventure! BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires’ historic downtown, Bridge’s state-of-the-art center will be your home base. This newly opened location features seven TV- and DVD-equipped classrooms, a computer lab, and free coffee during breaks. Just minutes from the city’s iconic Obelisk and bustling Florida shipping street, Bridge’s new location is convenient to the subway and a perfect home base from which to take advantage of Buenos Aires’ nearly uncountable attractions. With 13 million people, Buenos Aires is the second-largest Spanish-speaking metro area in the world, a mix of Argentine intensity and cosmopolitan appeal. From a night of opera at opulent Teatro Colón (where Placido Domingo got his start) or a film festival at one of the city’s many cultural centers to street food in Chinatown or street tango in Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires is an endless whirlwind of activity, all of it tied together by South America’s first subway system. It’s also Argentina’s key transit hub, making it easy to get to the country’s world-famous glaciers, perfectly blue mountain lakes, and heart-stopping Iguazú Falls—four times bigger than Niagara and surrounded by lush jungle. With such diverse offerings, only one thing’s for sure—you’ll never be without something interesting to do!

Course Hours: 80 hours of intensive language class, 20 hours of workshops/cultural excursions Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Beginner. Before you arrive in Buenos Aires, you’ll complete Bridge’s Online Spanish Placement test to determine your proficiency level and match you with the class that’s right for you.
Setting Description:
What makes Buenos Aires unique? Buenos Aires has a well-earned reputation for world-class culture. What many visitors don’t realize, though, it that much of the finest is free! The city’s network of cultural centers—including elegant Centro Cultural Recoleta and Centro Cultural Borges downtown—feature dozens of public galleries and a world-class lineup of concerts and festivals, nearly all of which are gratis. The massive National Fine Arts Museum never charges for admission, and the city’s rich network of municipally owned museums will put you out just a single peso—that’s less than 25 US cents!

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