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Old 05-21-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
 
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posted a while back for a proposal but that was just not good on my part because of time deadlines and ya just went the wrong way about it
So I need to get outta Los Angeles and the US! It's killing me! lol
I want to learn spanish fluently which is at about a level of medium now..
I backpacked in 05 to Europe for a whole summer solo and TP was very helpfull!

I wanted to know some info about Argentina.. because I'm thinking that would be a great place to make my homestay and bounce around from there, specifically BA.. I have a lot of friends who have been there and said its awesome! I don't know if I should pay to take a class and stay or just try and teach english/work and then insert myself into the culture and learn spanish that way, or just backpack it like I did Europe and stay in Hostels?? I want to stay for as long as possible hopefully 8-10 months!

Whats good about BA, whats bad?? How easy is it to travel to other countries from there.. Is it hard to find a place to live and make friends considering the economic situation the world is in right now? I've read through some other post and gathered about some places to visit.. The Iguaza Falls, winecountry in north west, etc...

Any info really will help and if I could get anyones email address maybe I can address more specifically to you that way?? Thanks for your time and consideration in answering, as i know i was kinda vague!
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Well for really detailed questions you might want to PM florencia9699 (who doesn't post much these days but is a native of BA and should know just about everything). Also, AKGuacamole is traveling for an extended time to argentina and has been there on past trips. Last I saw she was in Chile but might be to BA by now. If you can't reach em by PM I can try putting you in touch on facebook.



Having never been there, my impression is that BA is a really liveable city and a lot of fun...looks like they have a nice student/young professional population as well to look for friends in.

There are a lot of spanish schools, if you were interested in going that route you could choose either one of the many private immersion schools or apply for the spanish immersion program at the Universidad de Buenos Aires which would get you legit college credits that probably are transferable back into the US university system.
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how to i PM? Florencia? on here?? or does she have a screen name email address??
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There's a "private messages" link up near the top (under where it says "Welcome").
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