Study Abroad Programmes

elephant Minds organises educational and business trips to Argentina, Switzerland and United Kingdom. We know how any travelling experience can be enhanced by paying special attention to certain aspects of a country’s culture and life. This is why on all our programmes we encourage participants to take part in educational visits, special talks, local tours, and professional and social gatherings. These are among the many activities which we believe will help you understand each country’s idiosyncrasy better.

Join one of our existing programmes or let us tailor a programme to your particular interests. For further information please get in touch with us.

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  • Education & Culture
  • Business Sujourn
  • Language Focus


Immersive Spanish Programme-BUENOS AIRES

elephant Minds will begin to run immersive Spanish language programmes in Argentina from 2019, allowing us to deliver educational excellence to more people around the world. Much like our English language programme it will combine lessons, social activities and accommodation with a host family to create the perfect immersive language package. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and being able to speak it fluently will give your career and personal life a great boost. This, together with the chance to explore Argentinian culture, go on adventures, and study under the supervision of expert Spanish teachers, makes it ideal for anyone who wants to improve their Spanish skills. What the programme offers:

  • General Spanish or Spanish for business
  • Group or one-on-one lessons
  • Available to students of all ages and abilities
  • Accommodation with caring host families in Buenos Aires
  • Activities in Buenos Aires and the surrounding areas. Optional trips to Patagonia, the coast and Inca territory
  • Multilingual group classes
  • Engaging, experienced and qualified teachers
  • Optional art and yoga workshops with local artists and experts
  • Plenty cultural activities: Tango in the city, a day in a ‘estancia’ with the traditional barbecue, gauchos, horse-riding, and much more


We can’t wait to take you on this journey! Do get in touch for more information or to book your place. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Argentina has become one of the epicentres for Spanish learning courses in Latin America.

With over 500 million people speaking Spanish in the world the language has become an essential part of personal and professional development.

Argentina offers one of the best immersion opportunities for those seeking to learn the language and its culture. More and more students are visiting the country every year. In 2007 the number of students increased from 17.000 to 25.000. Nowadays it is estimated that over 50.000 students come to pursue different studies. Argentina has a higher international student rate than Spain.

The UBA (University of Buenos Aires), one of the best in the country, has about 2.000 students of Spanish as a Second Language every year and over 6.700 foreign students in total. These students can take 1 to 8 months courses (sometimes more) while also joining current students at their university lectures. About 60% of international students go to Buenos Aires, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city on the shores of the legendary Río de la Plata (River Plate). However, there are many centres in most provinces in Argentina which offer a wide variety of language courses and other study options.

Students of Spanish in Argentina can obtain an internationally-acknowledged certificate, the ‘Certificado de Lengua Española' (CELU): this (Certificate of Spanish: Language and Use) is a proficiency test of Spanish as a foreign language. “It can be taken by any foreigner whose mother tongue is not Spanish and who wants to prove his or her ability to use Spanish as a second language in working and academic contexts”. The CELU examination is officially acknowledged by the Ministry of Education and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina.

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Over 110 universities, private and public, house around 1.6 million students. Some of the best universities in the country date back to XVI and early XIX centuries (Universidad de Córdoba 1613 and Universidad de Buenos Aires 1821).

International students find a diverse and qualified offer in Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies as well as language learning courses. They are able to share with students from other countries and enjoy one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Some of the reasons why all students benefit when coming to Argentina:

  • Quality of institutions
  • Low tuition costs
  • Low living costs
  • Spanish as a foreign language
  • Diversity of degrees on offer
  • Attractive touristic sites all over the country
  • Vibrant culture
  • Outstanding natural beauty
  • Exceptional climate

The law of Higher Education (Nº 24.521 Educación Superior) aims to promote; “the provision of scientific, professional, technical and humanistic work at its highest level, the preservation of the national culture, the development of knowledge, attitudes and values ​​that are required to train responsible, reflective, critical students, able to improve their quality of life, respect the environment, the institutions of the Republic and the democratic order”.

Short degree options include ‘tecnicaturas’ and ‘diplomaturas’. These are 2-3 year degrees after which students receive ‘títulos intermedios’ and sometimes ‘finales’ (tertiary and sometimes degree level certificates).

Undergraduate options include ‘licenciaturas’ (Bachelors), ‘profesorados’ (Teaching Degrees), and specialised degrees such as Medicine, Law and engineering. There are no tuition fees for students in national universities undertaking any of these subjects.

Postgraduate studies maybe specialised Masters Degrees or Doctorates. These generally have a cost though there are scholarships available for international students.

Public (or national) universities do not charge tuition fees. Some may ask for administrative costs to cover the emission of certificates and other important documents. Decisions on fees are made individually by each organisation. Private institutions establish their own tuition fees.

All universities are subject to recognition and supervision by the Ministry of Education. CONEAU (The National Commission of University Evaluation and Accreditation), the organisation that oversees examination processes and the accreditation of certificates, guarantees the quality of the education provided. They advise, supervise and approve of existing and new universities. Many of these universities also voluntarily agree to be members of internationally recognised regulatory bodies.

Universities in Argentina:

  • 47 Public (national or state) universities
  • 49 Private (or independent) universities
  • 7 ‘Institutos Universitarios Estatales’ *
  • 14 ‘Institutos Universitarios Privados’
  • 1 Universidad Provincial
  • 1 Foreign university
  • 1 Internacional university

*Institutions dedicated to one specific discipline e.g.: Business, Health. These may be 'Estatales' (national) or 'Privados' (Independent).

List of universities in the country here


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Spanish, ‘La lengua viva’

  • More than 500 million people speak Spanish.
  • Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language.
  • In 2030, 7,5% of world population will be Spanish speaking (around 535 million people).
  • In 3 to 4 generations 10% of the population will communicate in Spanish.
  • In 2050 USA will be the 1stSpanish speaking country in the world.  Today, the Hispanic population in the country consists of 52 million people. They are the 14th purchasing economic power in the world.
  • Spanish is the 3rd most used language on the Internet. 7.8% of users communicate in the language. Spanish is the 2nd most used language on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Of the 285 languages used in Wikipedia Spanish is the 7th most used for its written-articles.
  • Más de 500 millones de personas hablan español.
  • El español es la segunda lengua del mundo por número de hablantes y el segundo idioma de comunicación internacional.
  • En 2030, el 7,5% de la población mundial será hispanohablante (535 millones de personas).
  • Dentro de tres o cuatro generaciones, el 10% de la población mundial se entenderá en español.
  • En 2050 Estados Unidos será el primer país hispanohablante del mundo.
  • Norteamérica (México, Estados Unidos y Canadá) y España suman el 78% del poder de compra de los hispanohablantes.
  • Compartir el español aumenta en un 290% el comercio bilateral entre los países hispanohablantes.
  • Las empresas editoriales españolas tienen 162 filiales en el mundo repartidas en 28 países, más del 80% en Iberoamérica, lo que pone de relieve la importancia de la lengua común a la hora de invertir en terceros países.
  • La población hispana de los Estados Unidos ronda actualmente los 52 millones de personas.
  • Más del 73% de las familias hispanas utilizan el español para comunicarse.
  • La comunidad hispana estadounidense es la 14.ª potencia económica del mundo por poder de compra.
  • El español ocupa la tercera posición en cuanto al reconocimiento como lengua de trabajo dentro del sistema de las Naciones Unidas y la cuarta posición en el ámbito institucional de la Unión Europea.
  • El español es la tercera lengua más utilizada en la Internet. El 7,8% de los usuarios de Internet se comunican en este idioma.
  • La penetración de Internet en España es la mayor entre los países hispanohablantes, seguida de la de Argentina.
  • El español es la segunda lengua más utilizada en las dos principales redes sociales del mundo: Facebook y Twitter. El español es la segunda lengua más utilizada en Twitter en ciudades mayoritariamente de lengua inglesa como Londres o Nueva York.
  • De las 285 lenguas en las que actualmente se divulga Wikipedia, el español ocupa la séptima posición por número de artículos escritos.
Help us help them

When you book with us you help us encourage education around the world. Part of the profits from all our programmes are donated to the Elephant Minds Foundation to support those who have limited or no access to education.  We invite you to see some of our past and current projects.