Why should I choose Argentina for my year abroad?
If you like partying, eating, shopping, visiting and you’re prone to the odd spot of travelling, you would be hardpushed to find a better alternative for your year abroad than Argentina. It’s inviting, it’s frivolous, it’s theatrical, in all senses of the word. With its mixed heritage of indigenous peoples, Spaniards, Italians and Jews, Argentina really is a multi-cultural nest for many. Anything goes in its capital, Buenos Aires, where you’ll stand amazed at just how similar the city’s architecture is to Europe, yet how distinctly different and relaxed the culture is out here. If you suddenly have an urge for one of their national empanadas at 2AM, you’ll get it delivered to your door. If you fancy partying in the uber-cool clubs, you’ll never be too early or too late to join the party. If you’re going for the sake of exploring the natural landscape, regardless of how well travelled you are, you will be astounded to discover such varied life across the country, let alone in its neighbouring countries. Some cynics complain about the sing-song Spanish spoken here, the revival of the ‘vos’ and the people’s neurotic nature (a whole avenue in Buenos Aires purely houses psychiatrists’ clinics), but for every cynic, there are at least 10 aficionados - be it the steak, the shopping, the football, the devalued peso, the never-ending parties or the sheer nostalgia of a begone time, coming here for your year abroad will undoubtedly be one of the best decisions you’ll make across your university career.