You will stay with a local Argentine family for the entire program. Your homestay will be arranged by UCEAP's partners based on the information you provide in a questionnaire. During the trip to Lima, you will spend five nights in a modest hotel in a double room with another student.
Most homestays are with hosts who live in middle-class apartments or townhomes in various neighborhoods. Belgrano, a former vacation spot, is a modern neighborhood with a bit of everything: good restaurants, discos, and shopping. Palermo is large and consists of several sub-neighborhoods. In general, this area is quieter with lots of trees and parks. Recoleta is the most affluent neighborhood and an area of immense historic interest. San Nicolás, the busy political and economic center of the city, hosts many government offices and businesses with a few classic apartments.
You have a choice of housing with or without a meal plan. Most hosts share the typical late-evening Buenos Aires dinner with guests so that Spanish is spoken in the home on a daily basis. Some homestays host a second UC student in the same home, but you’ll always have a bedroom to yourself.
- Private bedroom
- Shared bathroom
- Off campus
- Meal plan (breakfast and dinner)
- Local residents
- UC students
As part of normal life in an urban center like Buenos Aires, you can expect a commute of 20-25 minutes each way by public transportation. During orientation, you’ll learn how to use the trains and discover the best routes to get to and from your homestay.