Buenos Aires is a great place to study. So to help you make the most of your time in Argentina’s university city we’ve teamed up with the student association BAIS Argentina to bring you this handy little survival guide for the next 12 months.
1. Great residential districts to live in: Recoleta, Puerto Madero Palermo, Barrio Norte, Botanico, Barrio Parque y Belgrano are all recommended.
2. Renting a place to stay: you’ll pay rent a month in advance and a month’s rent as a deposit. Go via an agency and there’ll also be a month’s rent to pay as a commission.
3. The best way to get around: the unified electronic ticket system – SUBE gives you a single ticket that covers bus, metro and most train rides. Bus fares cost between AR$3.50 and AR$8, a single metro journey costs AR$5.
4. Fancy free bike hire? There’s a network of bike paths throughout the city and you can rent municipal bikes for free. Healthy and free way to get to campus!
5. How to know where you are: Get a copy of Guia T – it’s an A-Z of Buenos Aires streets of Buenos Aires and shows all your transport options.
6. Top places to soak up culture: when you don’t have your head in the books, there are some superb museums in the city including MALBA, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Moderno and Centro Cultural Recoleta.
9. Need money fast from your parents? Get them to download Azimo’s mobile app. It’s a simple, secure and inexpensive way to send money Argentina from most countries in Europe.
10. It’s a great base to explore the country: Coaches travel all over Argentina from Buenos Aires largest transport hubs Retiro and Liniers. Trains leave from Retiro, Once and Constitucion terminals.