DON’T FORGET TO PACK Sriracha, Tapatio or any of your other favorite flavors because—no offense to the chefs of Argentina—
but ‘spicy’ is not exactly on the menu
BEST LEFT AT HOME Heels! They’ll weigh down your suitcase, be impossible to walk in on the city’s uneven sidewalk
and they’ll hurt your feet after a night of dancing at the boliches
WHERE TO LIVE Recoleta and Palermo are the trendiest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires
FAVORITE ARGENTINE ACTIVITY Dancing along to percussion performances—especially La Bomba De Tiempo!
WHERE TO STUDY On the grass near Feria de Recoleta it’s peaceful to sit within earshot of the live music;
on study breaks, stroll through the market and pick up a snack from one of the many street vendors
MUST-TRY LOCAL DISH Deep fried empanadas, choripán (think flavorful hot-dog-like street food with salsa)
and for dessert, dulce de leche EVERYTHING
BEST PHOTO OP Anywhere in the colorful corners of La Boca neighborhood
BIGGEST FAIL Telling locals that you’re “American” (you’re in South America, they’re Americans too)
BUY THIS Souvenirs at San Telmo market on Sundays
NOT THAT Clothes and shoes at the trendy shops and malls; as cute and tempting as they are,
they are imported from outside the country and therefore crazy expensive
MOST INTERESTING CLASS Human Rights and Cultural Production in Argentina
BEST PART OF THE PROGRAM Living with my host madre, Maria
FAVORITE UCEAP TRIP Our day of riding horses, eating authentic barbeque and
learning about gaucho culture at the Estancia visit
UNFORGETTABLE WEEKEND TRIPS Take a ferry to Colonia, Uruguay for a day trip.
For a full weekend trip, fly or bus it to La Cataracts de Iguazú. These beautiful waterfalls and
tropical landscapes are the most spectacular in the world!
BONUS PRO TIP Bring a sturdy backpack and wear it in the front.
All the locals do this to avoid theft in crowded areas like the subte (subway).