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City

How safe is Buenos Aires?
Argentina is a very interesting country to travel and explore and compared to other countries in Latin America, you can say it's relatively safe both in the big cities and in rural areas. In the weekends in Buenos Aires life seems to go on 24 hours. In most crowded areas police patrol quite actively on the streets. Thieves and pickpockets can be everywhere however, so, as in any other place, do not take unnecessary risks and use your common sense. Be aware if a stranger starts talking to you spontaneously and leave your valuables, passports and tickets in your accommodation.
 
Getting around Buenos Aires
Central Buenos Aires is a great place to tour on foot, but like all capital cities it is large, so if you want to go further afield use the public transport. Public transport in Buenos Aires is generally safe and efficient, the "Subte" (Subway/Underground) is the easiest to use. It serves the city centre and northern areas. To reach the rest of the city or go outside it's best to use the bus service. There are also plenty of taxis which are not very expensive.
 
What is the local currency?
Argentina's currency is know as the Peso. It's symbol is the same as the US Dollar so don't get confused. 15$ is 15 Pesos, 15 US$ or U$S is 15 US Dollars. There are 100,50,20,10,5 and 2 notes and 1, 0.5, 0.25, 0.10 and 0.05 cent coins.

Please note the prices at our website are published in US Dollar.

 

School

Since when does the school exist?
We opened our doors and started teaching Spanish in 2003.
 
Where are the students from?
We get students from all over the world, main nationalities are Dutch, German, USA, Switzerland, UK, Sweden, etc.
 
Is there Internet in the school?
There's a WIFI network in the school which you can use free of charge.
 
Is there a library?
Yes, it's possible to rent books, cd's and dvd's free of charge.
 

Courses

How can I know if there are still places available?
We can always guarantee availability if we receive your booking and down payment at the latest 2 weeks prior to the start date. If you want to start within 2 weeks, please contact us for availability.
 
Can I stay for just 1 week?
Yes, we are one of the very few schools in Buenos Aires which accept students for only one week (but your language course will be more successful if you stay longer).
 
When does the course start?
The course starts on the Monday of any week you wish (except for absolute beginners, check out the "courses" section for start dates).
 
Can I change the group if I feel that the level is not right for me?
Yes, then we'll have a chat with the teacher and look for the best solution for you.
 
Do I get a certificate?
Yes, on the last day of your course you receive a certificate indicating the time spent at school, the progress made and the level achieved.
 

Accommodation

What is the distance between accommodation and the school?
It depends. Most accommodation is centrally located and all well connected with metro and bus. We try to place students as close to the school as possible. If you have special requests for accommodation in a certain neighbourhood we can try to arrange this for you as well. Make sure to make a note on the booking form. All accommodations are within a 30 minutes distance of the school, walking or by public transport.
 
Can I change my accommodation if I´m not satisfied?
Yes, as long as we have something similar available and when you have a reasonable motivation.
 
Is there a washing machine in the accommodation?
Yes.
 
Do I need bed linen for the shared apartments?
No, bed linen is provided but you should bring your own towels.
 
When can I first get into my room, when do I have to leave?
Arrival day is the Sunday before you course starts and departure day is the Saturday after the end of your course.
 
Could I arrive some days before the beginning of the course?
Only as an exception and in case we have rooms available. If not, we can recommend you a hostel for these extra-nights.
 

Enrolment and payment

Can I book for next week?
In order to guarantee yourself a place in one of our courses and accommodations, you should enrol at the latest 2 weeks before the first day of the course. If you would like to start within 3 weeks time or less, please contact us and we can check if there
 
How can I book a course?
You can book clicking the 'book' button. Now follow the steps of the booking system. For support you can call us between 9.00h and 17.30. Or you can send an email with the request to call you at a time that suits you best.
 
How does the payment work?
You pay a down payment of US$ 150 (or € 100) to Lingua during your enrolment. We accept credit cards, bank transfer, paypal, etc. The remaining amount (course, accommodation and airport transfer) has to be paid on the first course day at the school.
 
How do I receive a confirmation?
You will receive a confirmation of your booking by e-mail. Then you will have access to a personal lingua page where you can find all information necessary.
 

Journey

Do you take care of the flight?
You should book your own flight. We can give you advice about good or cheap airlines to Buenos Aires. Please contact us for inquiries.
 
What is an airport transfer?
You can book the airport transfer ahead. An employee of the school will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your accommodation or directly to the school. You can find the price under the section "prices".
 



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