Buenos Aires—Music, Film and Culture in the Global City
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Argentina
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
Students will stay in spacious and modern studio apartments (see pictures to the right) in Palermo Soho, a trendy and chic neighborhood where cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, street fairs and small boutiques abound. Apartments have 24-hour security concierge services. Each apartment has a full private bathroom, an equipped kitchen, Cable and LCD TV, and a digital safety box. Other services included are room service by delivery and weekly cleaning and change of linens.
Staying in apartments will allow students to experience daily life in the city (grocery shopping, taking the subway to class and walking around).
*UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
Meals are not included. Students can eat-in to save money but also frequent local restaurants to explore the exceptional cuisine.
- Evita Museum
- Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA)
- Bellas Artes
- Teatro Colon
- Hands-on cooking class
- Graffiti tour and Tango show!
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
Buenos Aires is the cultural mecca of South America. Students go to Buenos Aires for the urban experience, the rich cultural life, the inexpensive and excellent food, and the very active night-life. Alternatively called “the city that never sleeps” or “the Paris of Latin America”, Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan and diverse metropolis (ten million inhabitants at least) that merges the European and the Latin American traditions. Restaurants, theaters and cafes are opened until late hours of the night. Neighborhoods have very different cultural identities that you will be able to explore by foot or public transportation. A number of web sites posted by young Americans living in Buenos Aires can give you an idea of the richness of cultural offerings (film festivals, museums, street fairs, music festivals, amazing restaurants, rock and roll in Spanish, soccer events, etc.). If you like cities, you may never want to leave this one!
- Get an overview of the city in this video tour
- Check out the Subte - the very affordable public transit system
- The 9 Must-Have Best Cheap Eats in Buenos Aires
Blogs and websites by young Americans who went for a visit and decided to stay:
- Bloggers in Argentina
- Taxi Gourmet: Buenos Aires Food Adventures
- The New York Times - Type in "Buenos Aires" and several articles will come up. See in particular “Buenos Aires: Bohemians-In-Exile” which has several slides. You can also read there “Thirty six hours in Buenos”
- Frugal Traveler: Buenos Aires
Argentine Peso (ARS)
It will be WINTER in Argentina when you arrive. August is usually the coldest month of the year. On average, lows will be in the 40s and highs will be in the 60s. Bring clothes that you can layer for ease of comfort. There may be some rain showers during your stay, so bring a parka, poncho, or umbrella and rain boots.