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Study in Argentina

Like most Latin American countries, Argentina prides itself on its fierce and passionate national identity. Urbanites will head straight to the capital of Buenos Aires, where they can immerse themselves in Latin American culture, either by attempting to dance the tango in one of many lively bars, or by sampling the finest Argentine beef in the multitude of fine restaurants.

Beyond its spirited urban hubs, Argentina also boasts astounding natural beauty, offering a haven of peace and solitude worlds away from the heat and fervor of the city. The geography of the country is as diverse as it gets, from the wetlands in the north to the dry Andean plateaus and the great expanses of Patagonia in the west, and the lush archipelagos of Tierra la Fuego which veer out from the country’s southernmost point towards Antarctica. Argentina is also home to the highest peak in all of the Americas, Aconcagua, as well as areas of desert, glacier-carved valleys, amazing waterfalls and stunning lakes.

Approximately 90,000 international students come to study in Argentina each year, more than any other Latin America country aside from Uruguay. Over 30,000 of these students are from Europe, the US and Asia, with attractions including the high quality of courses, affordable living costs and the chance to become proficient in speaking Spanish while experiencing such a diverse and colorful culture.

Fast Facts

  • Argentina is the second largest country on the South American continent.
  • Its capital and largest city is Buenos Aires.
  • It stretches 3,500 kilometers from north to south, with the Andes Mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
  • Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay all share borders with Argentina.
  • The main language is Spanish.
  • The currency is the peso.
  • Major exports include cereals, live animals, mineral fuels and machinery.
  • Argentina was the most visited country in South America in 2011, according to the World Tourism Organization.
  • The most popular national sport is football (soccer).
  • Same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in 2010 and Argentina is the birthplace of the first child in the world to be legally recognized as having two fathers.
  • The Argentinean film production industry is one of the biggest in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • The country has the more psychologists per capita than any other place in the world.
  • The nation also has the highest literacy rate in Latin America.