Location: Province of Cordoba
Cordoba is Argentina's colonial capital, a picturesque city on the edge of a mountain range known as the Sierra Chica. Because of its proximity to the mountains, Cordoba is a perfect base for excursions into the natural beauty of the Andes, or even the Pampas 100 km to the south.
Prior to the rise of Buenos Aires, Cordoba was Argentina's center of arts and learning, a place of scholars and priests, churches and universities. Though in terms of national importance the city has fallen behind the capital, it still retains an independent spirit and distinctive grace. Its name comes from the surrounding province, which embraces an unusually scenic section of the Andes, the Sierras de Cordoba.
The physical center of the city is the Plaza San Martin, named after Argentina's great liberator and the site of the city's cathedral. South of the Plaza is Calle Obispo Trejos, an easily walkable avenue lined with the some of the city's loveliest colonial buildings, COMA including the Church Compania de Jesus, which was built in 1645 and is known for its unique roof.
Outside of Cordoba youll find a variety of interesting things to do. Some of the more popular destinations include Punilla Valley and Cuchi Corral, areas of exceptional beauty offering (BORRAR: some interesting) activities such as bungee jumping and hot air balloon trips. On San Roque Lake can you practice windsurfing and yachting, plus many other type of water activities. The Calamuchita Valley is renowned for beautiful lakes and incredibly crystal clear rivers. Surrounded by mountains, this valley is an ideal spot for swimming, mountain climbing, trekking, cycling, horseback riding, fishing, and more. In the Traslasierra Valley, across the Sierras Grandes, there is the impressive Pampa de Achala. On one of the nearby mountain peaks you will find the Quebrada de los Condoritos National Park, the only place in the world where you can see the condor (biggest bird on earth) in its natural habitat.
We are sure you will love Cordoba and the surrounding countryside!
Our partner school in Cordoba is located downtown, close to the city's central shopping district. It is a small centre which comfortably accommodates 40 students. Facilities include 4 classrooms, a kitchen, a video room, and a roof deck with stunning views of this colonial city.
Spanish Courses in Cordoba
- Intensive group course: 20 group classes/week
- Super-intensive group course: 30 group classes
- One to One private course: 10 classes/week
- Intensive Spanish + Tango: 20 group classes/week + 8 dance classes
- Immersion course: 20 group classes + 5 one to one classes
- Volunteer Program
Your course includes a free welcome brunch and a guided city walk to get you acquainted with the city, your teachers and your fellow students. Youll never study with more then 7 students in a group, even as a beginner, and the average number of students in a study group is 3.
Classes are available mornings and afternoons, and each class lasts 55 minutes.
All of the teachers at the Cordoba school are qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your stay in Argentina effortless, comfortable and productive.
You may choose between a stay with an Argentinean host family or a shared student residence.
Activities and Excursions
The school plans at least 2 cultural activities per week, from excursions to films and classes on cultural topics.
Its location in the centre of the country makes Cordoba a convenient base for travels through Argentina. What's more, both the Andes and the Pampas are just a short trip away, providing the ideal geographical setting for skiers and nature lovers alike.
With few tourists, a mild climate, beautiful historic buildings, a prestigious university, and valleys, lakes and rivers ambling through this graceful and picturesque city, Cordoba is an ideal location for a Spanish course which takes in an enriching cultural exchange, as well.