Excursions

While on their gap year in Argentina, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized excursions, which are included in the price of the program. Overnight lodging, breakfast, entrance fees and transportation to and from the excursion locations are included. Although excursions are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program excursions prior to departure.

Spring

COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

A brief trip from Buenos Aires by ferry, Colonia has a unique history as the only Portuguese settlement along the Río de la Plata. Founded in 1680, it was originally seen as a threat to the Spanish settlers and the port had to operate in secret violation of Spanish laws. Today, the city is still a functioning port for a prosperous agricultural region of Uruguay. The city has an historic center with cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture. Its Barrio Historico was recognized by UNESCO and named as a heritage site in the mid 1990s.

ESTANCIA VISIT

A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city of Buenos Aires. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located less than a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

TIGRE

Located less than 20 miles outside the heart of Buenos Aires, Tigre was founded in the first half of the 1800s on an island created by the local streams and rivers. Its name is derived from its history as an area where early settlers hunted jaguars. Today the port is most known for its craft fair, known as the “Puerto de Frutos.”

Fall

COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY
INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

A brief trip from Buenos Aires by ferry, Colonia has a unique history as the only Portuguese settlement along the Río de la Plata. Founded in 1680, it was originally seen as a threat to the Spanish settlers and the port had to operate in secret violation of Spanish laws. Today, the city is still a functioning port for a prosperous agricultural region of Uruguay. The city has an historic center with cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture. Its Barrio Historico was recognized by UNESCO and named as a heritage site in the mid 1990s.

ESTANCIA VISIT

A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city of Buenos Aires. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located less than a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

TIGRE

Located less than 20 miles outside the heart of Buenos Aires, Tigre was founded in the first half of the 1800s on an island created by the local streams and rivers. Its name is derived from its history as an area where early settlers hunted jaguars. Today the port is most known for its craft fair, known as the “Puerto de Frutos.”

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