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Arrival in Buenos Aires

At Ailola Buenos Aires we want to get you as excited as possible about life in Argentina. That's why we've prepared the following information and services for your arrival and first day with us. Take a look!

Prepare your trip

Spanish School Pre-Arrival Skype Session

Pre-arrival Q&A Skype session

In a palace in Buenos Aires, a friendly Spanish school staff member logs into Skype for students from around the world to add her. Why? Part of the Ailola Buenos Aires experience is our pre-arrival group Q&A session via Skype, which takes place 1 to 2 times per month and allows us to address students' unique questions about how to get to Argentina, about life in Buenos Aires, and about our language classes!

Placement test

Ailola Buenos Aires is no language factory! We're committed to ensuring our classes are small, personalized and communication-orientated. To make sure we achieve our goals, we've designed a placement test that will calculate the right spot for you in one of our courses. Upon arrival to Buenos Aires you'll also meet our course coordinator, who'll have a light-hearted chat with you to test your oral skills.

How to get to your accommodation

Worried about the finer details of your arrival to Buenos Aires? We've got you covered. Check out the following options you have to get from the airport to your accommodation!

Buenos Aires Arrival
  • Ailola Buenos Aires airport transfer: Our staff can arrange an airport transfer for you, so request a pick-up before you leave and we'll see you on the other side!
  • Private car: You can also contract a private car – known locally as a remis – as you exit the arrival gates in Ezeiza (international) and Aeroparque (domestic) airports.
  • Shuttle Bus: If you're looking to save your pennies, ask a remis provider at the airport about their shuttle services! You'll either share a mini van to your accommodation or be taken by bus to the Retiro district. From there grab a registered city taxi!
  • Note: For safety reasons, we do not recommend you take the taxis that wait outside Ezeiza airport terminal. Also, the public bus from Ezeiza airport is an option, but it can take several hours to reach Buenos Aires city.

    Your First Day

    Welcome Pack

    Born and bread locals, our team understands what you need to know for your arrival to Argentina! That's why when you walk through the front doors of our Spanish school in Buenos Aires you'll find us waiting with a detailed welcome pack. It contains information about your course, extracurricular activities, student safety, tourist sites, important contacts and general advice about living in Buenos Aires.

    Buenos Aires Spanish School Orientation

    Orientation

    While we hope to have done our best before your arrival to Argentina, at Ailola Buenos Aires we've also prepared an orientation program for once you get here! Direct and hands-on, this is a perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with the school in preparation for the coming days and weeks of interactive language learning. It takes place at 9am on your first Monday of class.

    Spanish course starts

    At Ailola Buenos Aires, there's no holding back! Our emphasis on conversation means you'll be speaking Spanish even on your first day in Buenos Aires. Not so fast? For those worried about jet lag, try planning your journey so you arrive a few days before our Monday start dates! This way you'll have plenty of time for a siesta or two.

    Your stay in Buenos Aires

    After your arrival to Argentina it's time to settle in to the good life! Here at Ailola Buenos Aires we've designed a range of services to ensure your arrival and first day run smoothly. These include:

    Getting around Buenos Aires
    • 24-hour emergency hotline: During your entire stay in Buenos Aires, you'll have direct telephone access to one of our staff members via the school's 24-hour emergency hotline.
    • Full-time student advisor: For local student support we have a full-time staff member on hand to make sure your stay in Buenos Aires is truly unforgettable with activities, internships and volunteering!
    • Transportation: On your first day at our Spanish school in Buenos Aires we'll help you get a SUBE card. With a simple swipe of the SUBE you'll become part of the city's extensive public transport system (subte underground, buses and trains).
    • After-school activities: One thing's for sure – you won't run out of things to do in Buenos Aires! We'll keep you updated on free after-school activities and weekend excursions via our social media profiles and the school's colorful activity blackboard.