Prior to their departure and on-site orientation, students will receive a lengthy and detailed pre-departure orientation handbook which serves as a primer for their study abroad experience in Córdoba, Argentina. This handbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Online Orientation in the Student Portal. Although the on-site orientation will cover the nitty-gritty of life in Argentina, the handbook allows students to read up on pertinent information before their arrival in Córdoba. The handbook covers academics, culture, useful phrases, food, housing, the university, ISA facilities, money matters, visas, and numerous other details that students also learn about during their on-site orientation. Of course, students are always welcome to contact the Argentina Site Specialist
with any questions.
Students fly into Buenos Aires where they are met by the resident staff and accompanied to the group accomodations. The ISA staff will provide students with an extensive on-site orientation throughout the first few days, while the group participates in excursions to both Buenos Aires and Rosario, Argentina. These orientations are conducted by our resident directors, allowing students a chance to familiarize themselves with our directors even before they arrive to Córdoba. The staff will offer a brief introduction to Argentina's history and culture, while also discussing ways to adjust to the Argentine lifestyle.