Education in Argentina

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Education is highly valued in Argentinian society. The Argentine National Council of Education sets a standard curriculum that is followed by schools throughout the country, because it is believed that a national education system promotes unity.

Kindergarten is optional for children aged four and five. Mandatory education begins at age six and ends at fourteen. Public primary schools are free, but there are no public school buses and students must buy their own books and uniforms. The uniforms look like white laboratory coats and are worn over regular clothes. Private schools are often sponsored by churches or organizations and charge tuition fees. For children with special needs, there are separate programs.

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The Nobel prizes have been awarded to five Argentinians: Carlos Saavedra Lamas (1936) and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (1980) for peace, Bernardo Houssay (1947) for medicine, Luis Federico Leloir (1970) for chemistry and César Milstein (1984) for biology.

 

For some students, the school day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at noon. Others attend school between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. When students arrive, they raise the flag and sing the national anthem. During each session, they get three breaks of 10 minutes each for recess. In rural areas, some children go to school on horseback. Some large estancias have their own one-room schoolhouse for children living on the ranch.

Unless students need to work full-time to help their families, they may continue their education at secondary school. Those who want to go to university must attend secondary school for at least five years and take the bachillerato (baccalaureat) exam. Commercial and vocational schools are available for those who want careers in commerce, agriculture, fashion or technical occupations such as automotive mechanics.

Schoolteachers are trained in an escuela normal (teachers' college).

People who leave school to work may return when they are in their twenties to finish their secondary school studies. Night classes are also available for those who work during the day.

Argentina has about 50 universities. About half are public and tuition is free. The others are Catholic or private universities that charge fees. The University of Buenos Aires is the largest university in South America, with 140,000 students. The oldest university in Argentina is Córdoba, founded by the Spanish in 1613.


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  • Buenos Aires 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport - Dowtown Hotel in the city in private
    - City Tour
    - Shopping Tour
    - Vouchers for discounts on shopping and dining
    - Flight tickets not included

    Rates from USD 325

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  • Buenos Aires 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport
    - Dowtown Hotel in the city in private
    - City Tour
    - Dinner-Tango Show
    - Shopping Tour
    - Vouchers for discounts on shopping and dining
    - Flight tickets not included

    Rates from USD 405

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  • Buenos Aires 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport - Dowtown Hotel in private
    - City Tour t in private
    - Dinner-Tango Show
    - Shopping Tour
    - Vouchers for discounts on shopping and dining
    - Flight tickets not included
    Rates from USD 554

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  • Iguazú 3 Stars
    3 days/2 nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 190

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  • Iguazú 4 Stars
    3 days/2nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 220

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  • Iguazú 5 Stars
    3 days/2 nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 280

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  • El Calafate 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tcikets not included
    Rates from USD 575

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  • El Calafate 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 360

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  • El Calafate 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included

    Rates from USD 318

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  • Ushuaia 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 462

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  • Ushuaia 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 372

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  • Ushuaia 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 344

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  • Puerto Madryn 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Peninsula de Valdes Excursion
    - National Reservation Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 565

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  • Puerto Madryn 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Peninsula de Valdes Excursion
    - National Reservation Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 398

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  • Puerto Madryn 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Peninsula de Valdes Excursion
    - National Reservation Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 370

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  • Bariloche 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 388

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  • Bariloche 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 282

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  • Bariloche 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 270

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  • Mendoza 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour
    - Visit Wineries


    Rates from USD 355

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  • Mendoza 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Visit Wineries
    - Wineries Tcikets not included
    Rates from USD 335

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  • Mendoza 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - High Mountain Excursion
    - City Tour
    - Visit Wineries
    Rates from USD 235

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  • Salta 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 260

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  • Salta 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour Excursion
    -  National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 309

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  • Salta 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 187

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  • Buenos Aires Luxury
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in / out International  Airport - Downtown Hotel in private
    - Coordinator Guide
    - Bouquets of flowers and bottle of wine gifts
    - Private City Tour
    - Dinner-Tango Show VIP
    Rates from USD 1392

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  • Iguazú 3 stars by bus
    6 Days / 3 Nights
    Semi Bed Bus tickets
    - 3
    nights accommodation with breakfast Hotel 3*
    - Transfers in / out IGR Bus Terminal - Hotel
    - Iguazu Falls Brazilian side and Argentinean side
    - Does not include National Parks Tickets


    Rates from USD 362

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  • Buenos Aires Super Economic
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport - Dowtown Hotel in the city in private
    - City Tour
    - Shopping Tour
    - Vouchers for discounts on shopping and dining

    Rates from USD 205

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  • Bariloche 3 Stars by bus
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at the Hotel
    - Transfers in / out Bus Terminal - Hotel
    - Semibed Bus Ticket
    - Tour Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point
    - National Parks tickets are not included


    Rates from USD 470

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  • Puerto Madryn 3 stars by bus
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Tolosa Hotel
    - Transfers in / out  to the Hotel
    - Semi bed Bus Tickets
    - Peninsula Valdes Tour
    - Nature Reserve ticket are not included


    Rates from USD 548

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  • Salta 3 stars by bus
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at thelPosada del Marques Hotel
    - Transfers in / out to the Hotel
    - Bed Bus Tickets
    - City tour

    Rates from USD 492

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  • El Calafate Special Offer
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 315

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  • Ushuaia Special Offer

    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included


    Rates from USD 312

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  • Iguazu Special Offer
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 170

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  • Full Northwest Program
    7 days
    Transfers between cities with guides
    Breakfast in all hotels
    1 night at 3 * Hotel in Tucumán
    • 1 night at 3 * hotel in Cafayate
    • 4 nights at 3* hotel in Salta 
    Includes all excursions mentioned in the program
    Taxes
    Rates from USD 628

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  • Córdoba 3 Stars
    •Transfers in/out Aeroport - Hotel
    •3 nights at selected hotel with breakfast included
    •1 adventure tour  (trasnfers + guide + assitance included)
    •Specialized guides
    •National Parks tickets are not included
    Rates from USD 372

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  • Córdoba 4 Stars
    •Transfers in/out Aeroport - Hotel
    •3 nights at selected hotel with breakfast included
    •1 adventure tour  (trasnfers + guide + assitance included)
    •Specialized guides
    •National Parks tickets are not included
    Rates from USD 460

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  • Córdoba 5 Stars
    •Transfers in/out Aeroport - Hotel
    •3 nights at selected hotel with breakfast included
    •1 adventure tour  (trasnfers + guide + assitance included)
    •Specialized guides
    •National Parks tickets are not included
    Rates from USD 537

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  • San Luis - Villa de Merlo 3 Star
    4 days - 3 nights
    Includes
    Transfers in/out bus station - hotel
    3 nights accommodation at selected hotel with breakfast
    Circuito Chico Tour
    Rates from USD 320

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  • San Luis - Villa de Merlo 4 Star
    4 days - 3 nights
    Includes
    Transfers in/out bus station - hotel
    3 nights accommodation at selected hotel with breakfast
    Circuito Chico Tour
    Ticket Bus 

    Rates from USD 384

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  • Mendoza + San Rafael
    7 days - 6 nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Mendoza
    - Transfers airport / hotel
    - City Tour in Mendoza - Wineries
    - Bus ticket Mendoza / San Rafael / Mendoza bus -
    3 nights accommodation with breakfast in San Rafael
    - City Tour in San Rafael
    - 1 night accomodation with breakfast in Mendoza
    - Transfer Hotel / Aiport
    Rates from USD 497

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  • Valley of the Moon - Talampaya - Fixed departure dates
    4 days / 3 nights

    It includes: 
    • Transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport 
    • 2 nights in San Juan with breakfast 
    • Grand City Tour 
    • 1 night in Fertile Valley with half board (*1 )
    • Visit to the Ischigualasto and Talampaya Parks.
    • Slope Huaco Tour 
    • Guide assistance during the hole tour. 
    • Not included: Entrance to the Parks and Museums. Internal van in Talampaya.


    Rates from USD 408

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  • Salta & Jujuy
    5 days / 4 nights

    • Transfers between cities with guides
    • Breakfast in all hotels
    • 3 nights at 3 * Hotel in Salta
    • 1 night at 3* hotel in Purmamarca
    • Includes all excursions mentioned in the program
    • Taxes


    Rates from USD 513

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  • Bariloche + San Martin de los Andes + Villa La Angostura Program
    9 days, 8 nights

    Program includes:

    • Transfers between citys
    • Breakfast in all the hotels
    • 3 Nights accommodation
    in Bariloche 3* Hotel
    • Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point Tour
    • 3 Nights accommodation
    in San Martin de los Andes 3* Hotel
    • San Martin de los Andes and 7 lakes Tour
    • 2 Nights accommodation
    in Villa la Angostura 3* Hotel
    • Taxes


    Rates from USD 938

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  • Bariloche + San Martin de los Andes Program
    7 days, 6 nights
    Program includes:

    • Transfers between citys 
    • Breakfast in all the hotels
    • 3 Nights accommodation in Bariloche 3* Hotel
    • Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point Tour
    • 3 Nights accommodation in San Martin de los Andes 3* Hotel
    • San Martin de los Andes and 7 lakes Tour
    • Taxes


    Rates from USD 648

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