Argentina (IFMSA-Argentina) - Buenos Aires
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
900000
750
0 SCOPE STUDENTS
4 SCORE STUDENTS
Host Family
Host Family, student hostel, student flat

Same as EC in General

https://www.ifmsa-argentina.com.ar/ifmsa-uba/
LEOs
Raul Gonzalez
OVERVIEW

Welcome to Argentina...
 a whole world of beautiful landscapes...
 
 A country which offers natural scenes which cover its entire territory, starting from northwest plateaus and colourful mountains painted with extreme care and love by the mystic "Pachamama" (mother earth), with their never ending valleys full of nothing but giant cactus, little villages with the calmed sweet music of "quenas" (local flutes made of cane), big smiles and charming innocence of local people, rich spicy food, and colonial architecture, are frame to your visit to this part of this varied country.
 
From the amazing astonishing view of the Iguazú Falls, on the northeast, pouring incessant tons of water to provide required humidity to properly feed surrounding jungle, being part of one of the most spectacular masterworks of the hand of God on earth. A whole bunch of natural energy, the energy of the earth .
 
West and high... among highest peaks in the world like the Aconcagua, second highest mountain in the world, the region of Cuyo, home of a fine flavour and tasteful bouquet, of wonderful wine, with huge cellars and wineyards, and a world of adventure, rafting, horse riding, trekking, winter skiing, and again the charm of this region, bounding on its knees, to offer you their best.
 
Low hills on the East, between two important rivers, form our Mesopotamia... with thermal resorts, abbeys with monks, famous for their natural medicine products, honey, farm style of life and again nature playing with the virginity of this land, hosting The Palm Grove National Park and animal reserve, with a vast region of a deep jungle of big, tall palm trees and an important variety of typical wild animal life.
 
As a natural consequence of the race of Paraná River to reach the famous widest river of the world ...the Rio de la Plata, on to its final approach to the Atlantic ocean, a particular region formed by thousand islands among the Delta of the River Plate arises in this landscape as an unexpected surprise, offering a funny place, inhabited by local islanders (Isleños), who communicate each other only thru a mosaic of river and little channels which isolate this wonderful natural place from the big, always growing capital of the country, the spectacular european style city of Buenos Aires, distant only 30 kms from this natural scenery.
 
Our South...The Pampas, about 500.000 square kilometers of fertile prairies...and The Patagonia, probably most well known accidents of argentine geography.
 
Approaching The Andes with stunning views of Glaciers, Lakes, rivers among big tall mountains, astonishing landscapes and lying peacefully, eastbound to an inmense dessert of windy territory, reaching the transparent waters of South Atlantic, offering a wide range of marine fauna, including the Península de Valde , home of uncountable families of whales getting together every year to duplicate and give birth in this calmed unspoilt waters.
 
Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa La Angostura, Puerto Madryn, El Calafate, Ushuaia at Tierra del Fuego Island, Mendoza, San Juan with the National Park of the Moon Valley, main home of extincted dinosaurs, Talampaya and Las Quijadas, a beautiful Canyon with very thousand millions years of stories to tell, among many others, to name a few, are strong and decisive motives to plan and enjoy your unforgettable trip to a place full of virgin land to be explored, beautiful landscapes, nice people, and much more important...a country with a real mood to open its doors to the whole world.

History

The history of Argentina is divided by historians into four main parts: the pre-Columbian time or early history (up to the sixteenth century), the colonial period (1530–1810), the period of the nation-building (1810 to 1880), and the history of modern Argentina (from around 1880).

Prehistory in the present territory of Argentina began with the first human settlements on the southern tip of Patagonia around 13,000 years ago. Written history began with the arrival of Spanish chroniclers in the expedition of Juan Díaz de Solís in 1516 to the Río de la Plata, which marks the beginning of Spanish domination in this region.

In 1776 the Spanish Crown established the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, an umbrella of territories from which, with the Revolution of May 1810, began a process of gradual formation of several independent states, including one called the United Provinces of Río de la Plata. With the declaration of independence on July 9, 1816 and the military defeat of the Spanish Empire in 1824, a federal state was formed in 1853-1861, known today as the Republic of Argentina.

Jose de San Martín was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern Argentina.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

Argentina's health care system is composed of three sectors: the public sector, financed through taxes; the private sector, financed through voluntary insurance schemes; and the social security sector, financed through obligatory insurance schemes. The Ministry of Health (MSAL), oversees all three subsectors of the health care system and is responsible for setting of regulation, evaluation and collecting statistics.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
  • Oncogenesis induced by murine Polyomavirus
  • Components and connectivity of the superior longitudinal fasciculus of the human brain
  • Myocardial fascicular architecture of the mammalian heart ventricles
BOARDING

Besides many of the pasta, sausage and dessert dishes common to continental Europe, Argentines enjoy a wide variety of Indigenous andCriollo creations, including empanadas (a small stuffed pastry), locro (a mixture of corn, beans, meat, bacon, onion, and gourd), humita andmate.[299]

The country has the highest consumption of red meat in the world,[300] traditionally prepared as asado, the Argentine barbecue. It is made with various types of meats, often including chorizo, sweetbread, chitterlings, and blood sausage.[301]

Common desserts include facturas (Viennese-style pastry), cakes and pancakes filled with dulce de leche (a sort of milk caramel jam),alfajores (shortbread cookies sandwiched together with chocolate, dulce de leche or a fruit paste), and tortas fritas (fried cakes)[302]

Argentine wine, one of the world's finest,[303] is an integral part of the local menu. Malbec, Torrontés, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah andChardonnay are some of the most sought-after varieties.

LODGING

Host family

TRANSPORTATION

Transport in Argentina is mainly based on a complex network of routes, crossed by relatively inexpensive long-distance buses and by cargo trucks. The country also has a number of national and international airports. The importance of the long-distance train is minor today, though in the past it was widely used. Fluvial transport is mostly used for cargo.

Within the urban areas, the main transportation system is by the bus or colectivo; bus lines transport millions of people every day in the larger cities and their metropolitan areas. Buenos Aires additionally has an underground, the only one in the country, and Greater Buenos Aires is serviced by a system of suburban trains.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Tourism in Argentina is characterized by its cultural offerings and its ample and varied natural assets. The country had 5.57 million visitors in 2013, ranking in terms of the international tourist arrivals as the top destination in South America, and second in Latin America after Mexico.[218] Revenues from international tourists reached US$4.41 billion in 2013, down from US$4.89 billion in 2012.[218] The country's capital city, Buenos Aires, is the most visited city in South America.[219] There are 30 National Parks of Argentinaincluding many World Heritage Sites in Argentina.

MUST SEE

Come to Buenos Aires!

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Welcome to our lovely country!