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Gateway to Argentina: Eckerd Explores Buenos Aires   

Travel with OLLI to Buenos Aires where we will enjoy classroom sessions, field trips and excursions, and experiential learning activities during a 10 day/9 night adventure!

November 4–14, 2024

The program begins when we meet at the hotel in Buenos Aires at 3pm (local, Buenos Aires time) on Monday, November 4, 2024, and the price includes almost everything to ensure you have a fabulous experience.

  • Accommodations in a modern, comfortable, full-service hotel
  • City transportation card
  • Bus/Ferry travel for three different full-day excursions
  • Most meals (9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners)
  • Museum/Site tours, activities, and entry fees
  • Lectures from University professors
  • Emergency medical/travel insurance

This is an exclusive Eckerd College program with Eckerd staff accompanying the trip and professional guides in Argentina for the duration of our stay. 

Itinerary*

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Day 1: Monday, November 4     Welcome to Argentina
  • Arrive. Check into hotel
  • Afternoon: Orientation and neighborhood exploration together
  • Evening: Welcome Group Dinner
  • Meals: D
Day 2: Tuesday, November 5     Paris of LATAM
  • Morning: Following Breakfast, travel with UCA staff to campus for a tour and our first lecture, Introduction to Argentina Politics, Economy and Culture
  • Lunch on campus together
  • Afternoon: Walking tour of Recoleta neighborhood and visit to famous Colon Theater
  • Evening: Group Dinner
  • Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Wednesday, November 6     Campo Argentino
  • Morning: Depart together to an authentic, working Argentine ranch
  • Lunch is a traditional Asado barbeque
  • Afternoon: Lecture, Cowboy Life and the Pampas Region
  • Late afternoon, we return to the hotel
  • Evening: Dinner on your own
  • Meals: B, L
Day 4: Thursday, November 7     Tango Business
  • Morning: Learn about the economic climate, how start-ups are being incubated, and more
  • Lecture Economy, Business & Cultural Industries
  • Lunch together
  • Afternoon: Visit a Milonga, a typical tango social club and get a tango lesson
  • Evening: Dinner together
  • Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Friday, November 8     Immigration and Passion!
  • Morning: Learn how immigrants shaped the country. Lecture Waves of Immigration in Argentina
  • Late Morning: Visit to historic La Boca neighborhood and open street fair/market
  • Lunch together at historic cafe
  • Afternoon: Art museum tour and discussion about the legendary Evita Peron
  • Evening: Dinner together
  • Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Saturday, November 9     Excursion to Uruguay
  • Morning: Travel via ferry to the historic city, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Lunch in Colonia
  • Late Afternoon: Return to hotel
  • Evening: Dinner on own
  • Meals: B, L
Day 7: Sunday, November 10     Historic Buenos Aires
  • Morning: Following breakfast, we visit Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada (Pink House) and learn about historic political movements
  • Lunch together in the historic San Telmo Market
  • Afternoon: Free for your own exploration
  • Evening: Dinner together
  • Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Monday, November 11     Trip to the Tigre River Delta
  • Morning: Depart by bus together for a day visiting the historic Tigre Delta and its islands. Visit local cultural and crafts markets
  • Lunch together in Tigre
  • Afternoon: Return to hotel
  • Evening: Dinner on your own tonight
  • Meals: B, L
Day 9: Tuesday, November 12     Nature in Buenos Aires
  • Morning: Free time. Meet for lunch
  • Afternoon: Visit the Palermo neighborhood and explore the French-inspired Rose and Botanical Gardens
  • Evening: Farewell Dinner together
  • Meals: B, D
Day 10: Wednesday, November 13     Farewell
  • Morning: After breakfast we will gather with our UCA hosts and have a wrap-up session to conclude the program
  • Hotel check-out is at noon
  • Late Afternoon: For those returning to the U.S., we will transfer to the airport(the flights depart late evening and are overnight)
  • Anyone remaining for the Spanish language course will meet their host families
  • Meals: B
Day 11: Thursday, November 14     Welcome Home!
  • Arrive in the United States
  • Meals: B

*Itinerary subject to change.

International travel programs are only available to those affiliated with Eckerd College. If you are not currently an OLLI or ASPEC member or an Eckerd College Alumni, please add an OLLI membership to your cart, as well. Any level of membership is acceptable.

Once registration closes we will send more detailed information.

Refund Policy

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Please note that the refund policy for travel is different from the regular OLLI course cancellation and refund policy. Refund requests must be made in writing by emailing Study Travel Manager Judy Tilton at tiltonjd@eckerd.edu

Requests received:

  • 90 days or more before departure date — 100% refund
  • 60 days before departure date — 50% refund
  • 45 days before departure date — 25% refund
  • <45 days before departure date — 0% refund

No refund will be issued for the following:

  • If a participant fails to make their flight.
  • If a participant leaves the program early.

All registrations canceled less than 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a $100 administrative fee.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Judy Tilton at tiltonjd@eckerd.edu or 727.864.8290

 
  • Double Occupancy

  • Fee : $3,700.00
    Dates(Start–End): 11/4/2024–11/14/2024
    Additional Notes: 

    When you check out, you will be asked a few questions related to your travel partner. If you aren't sure yet, that's okay and we can enter the information later. But note that your travel partner must register separately with his/her own OLLI account.

    Please provide all the information asked including your passport and emergency contact information. 

    You may elect to make a deposit of at least $500 with the full balance due no later than September 6, 2024.

 

  • Single Occupancy

  • Fee : $4,200.00
    Dates(Start–End): 11/4/2024–11/14/2024
    Additional Notes: 

    Select this option if you are traveling as a single and wish to have a private room. You will be asked to provide your passport and emergency contact information as part of the check-out process.

    You may elect to make a deposit of at least $500, with the full balance due no later than September 6, 2024.

 

  • Spanish Class Add On Week 1

  • Fee : $1,600.00
    Dates(Start–End): 11/15/2024–11/30/2024
    Additional Notes: 

    Add this option (in addition to the Single or Double registration for the 10-day trip) if you wish to stay on in Buenos Aires and take an intensive Spanish-language class at Catholic University (UCA). You will take daily classes on campus, participate in activities that allow you to practice what you are learning, and stay with a host family for a truly immersive experience.

    Registration includes:

    • Tuition at UCA for two weeks of language classes and activities
    • Accommodations in a comfortable house with a vetted family
    • Daily breakfast and dinner with your family

    Note: the per-person price is the same if you are traveling as a single or a double.

    You may elect to make a deposit of at least $500, with the full balance due no later than September 6, 2024.

 

  • Spanish Class Add On Week 2

  • Fee : $1,600.00
    Dates(Start–End): 12/1/2024–12/11/2024
    Additional Notes: 

    Add this option (in addition to the Single or Double registration for the 10-day trip) if you wish to stay on for a second two-week term of intensive Spanish-language class at Catholic University (UCA). You will take daily classes on campus, participate in activities that allow you to practice what you are learning, and stay with a host family for a truly immersive experience.

    Registration includes:

    • Tuition at UCA for two weeks of language classes and activities
    • Accommodations in a comfortable house with a vetted family
    • Daily breakfast and dinner with your family

     

    Note: the per-person price is the same if you are traveling as a single or a double.

    You may elect to make a deposit of at least $500, with the full balance due no later than September 6, 2024.

 

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