Teaching English in Argentina: At a Glance


From the southern-most tip of South America to the midcontinent, Argentina's diversity is shown in its multi-cultural population and its stunning range of geography. One of the largest countries in South America, its natural beauty and exciting culture make Argentina a popular destination for ESL teachers. A work experience in Argentina is an excellent opportunity to explore one of the world's most interesting nations.


Buenos Aires boasts a multitude of events and attractions. Enjoy its many exciting districts, from the hip bars of the colorful La Boca district, to the stunning Illuminated Block near the Casa Rosada. Buenos Aires offers many options for dining and shopping from world class restaurants to the traditional street market of Mercado de San Temlo, which spans an entire city block. Other Argentinean cities include Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza, and La Plata, each of which has its own history and atmosphere.

Beyond Buenos Aries, a number of surprising attractions can be found throughout Argentina. For those who love dinosaurs, the only open to the public dinosaur excavation project in the world takes place at Centro Paleontologico Lago Barreales in the southern Patagonia region. Explore the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, the area that connects the soaring Andes with the bracing Atlantic. Feeling adventurous? Try ice climbing on Glaciar Viedma, a hike through the Andes, or head north to the spectacular Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian border.

Regardless of your interests, Argentina is an ideal location for someone who craves adventure while still enjoying the luxuries of cosmopolitan cities. It's perfect for anyone with an adventurous spirit and a penchant for exploring.

Places to see in Argentina

  • Los Antiguos' Fiesta de la Cereza gives you a unique view into Argentinean farm life and rodeos
  • The Palacio San Jose, a pink palace west of Concepcion
  • The city of Buenos Aries boasts an eclectic mix of Art Deco, Neo-Gothic, Post-Modern, Art Nouveau and French Bourbon architecture
  • The Teatro Colon, one of the best venues for symphonies in the world
  • The stunning Cathedral de Cordoba

Things to do in Argentina

  • Hike through Patagonia
  • Take a wine tour and learn about Argentina's world-renowned wines
  • Cosquin's "Festival Nacional del Folklore"
  • Enjoy world-class skiing on Cerro Cathedral Peak
  • Visit Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and consider taking an Antarctic cruise

History, Art, & Culture

  • The historic ruins of the San Ignacio mission
  • Visit the premier museum in northern Argentina, the Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana (MAAM)
  • The world-famous Festival y Mundial de Tango, Buenos Aires' popular dance festival
  • Santa Cruz's Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands), a wonderful example of prehistoric cave paintings
  • Experience the passion of Argentina's soccer fans at a professional match


Living and Teaching in Argentina

Argentina: At a Glance
Argentina: Financial Snapshot

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