Overview

Arcos Journeys Abroad is a premier summer study abroad program for high school students. It is  the division of Arcos Learning Abroad dedicated to working with participants ages 14 to 18 years of age.  Join us for the summer of your life!

Arcos Journeys Abroad programs are located in some of the most unique Spanish-speaking locations in the world: Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Peru. Participants from across the US and Canada form part of the Arcos groups.

Choose from three program types: Active Discovery & Wellness, Cultural Discovery, and Spanish Immersion. All program types include excursions, cultural activities, and immersion into the host country culture and langauge. Whichever program type you choose at least 50% of the time is dedicated to its theme or focus.

For most programs, Arcos uses homestays. Hosts provide meals and help participants with their Spanish and to learn about the local culture. Each Arcos group has onsite directors available 24/7 who are in charge of the group from arrival to departure. Arcos Journeys programs accept on a rolling basis. Please contact us today to reserve your space this summer!

Cost and Session Information

Arcos Journeys Abroad programs are designed to be all-inclusive. Program fees include: Spanish classes or workshops, cultural activities, excursions, onsite directors, accommodations, meals, international medical insurance and much more.

Please see the Arcos Journeys Abroad website for full details. Also refer to the Dates & Prices page for all of the summer sessions available. June, July and August programs are offered ranging from two to four weeks in duration.

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Testimonials

I had an amazing experience studying in Argentina. The teachers at the school we attended during the week were eager to help me improve my Spanish-speaking skills. The cultural excursions we went on such as visiting museums, going to a gaucho ranch, and taking cooking and dancing classes were both fun and educational. I stayed with an incredibly kind host family, and my program leaders Beatriz Barragan and Kevin Williams were both very supportive, informative, and helpful. After I returned home from Argentina, my Spanish had greatly improved (I even developed an Argentinian accent while away), and I had gained a much greater knowledge of Argentinian culture. If you are considering study abroad programs in Argentina, definitely choose Arcos Journeys Abroad - you will have an amazing experience!

- Alexa - Jan. 15, 2019

My trip to Oaxaca was one of the greatest adventures I've ever been on in the summer. The housing was wonderful and the family's were very nice and supportive. Me, personally I only knew the basics of Spanish, but just being in Mexico and actually having to speak it every day was a huge help with learning the language. I enjoyed the city, and the different trips we went on were so interesting: we learned about weaving and the use the natural pigments, we had a cooking class, we went to different ruins near Oaxaca city, we had a cool dance class, and we hiked to a spectacular spring. We also took a trip to the coast where we snorkeled and took a boat trip to amazing, isolated beaches. I would highly recommend this program because it was very well organized, and the staff and families were extremely friendly. We volunteered at a a community garden and a hospital as well, which was a nice way to give back to the community. We also had a lot of freedom to explore in the city, which I really appreciated and enjoyed.

- Gabe - Sept. 4, 2018

Highly recommended. Fantastic program, very easy to work with. Would absolutely use them again. My daughter did the three week Mexico trip and had a great experience. She really enjoyed the class that she took, her host family was so very nice and helpful and took great care of her. The group of students she was with got along great and really enjoyed each other's company. They did several fun excursions and got to enjoy some very cool Mexican traditions. The staff was incredibly helpful through the whole process. Great experience all around!

- Kelli - Sept. 12, 2018

Overall this was the most amazing experience. I met so many amazing people who were also going on the trip. the host families were all so sweet and generous and it was amazing to see how they live differently than me. The excursions and activities we did were so much fun and most of it was stuff I probably won’t get an opportunity to do again. I will remember this experience and the people I met for my entire life.

- Lindsey - Sept. 23, 2018

Buenos Aires surpassed all of my expectations a million times over. The city is beautiful, the host families are excellent, and the activities are extremely informative and entertaining. I had some reservations about the city safety wise, which I realized were unfounded when I arrived. In addition the porteño accent is difficult to understand so beginners may have a hard time at first, but the accent is super unique and after a while it's quirks will become second nature. I would definitely recommend traveling to Buenos Aires through Arcos Journeys Abroad.

- Seth - Oct. 22, 2018

It was one of the best experiences of my life. Ena, the director, was amazing. She was so kind and funny. She made everything 100 times better. I made amazing friends who I will never forget. I also experienced once in a life time opportunities. I learned so much about the local culture and increased my ability to speak Spanish, which is a very weak area for me. The program really struck the right balance between school work and studying and fun activities. I always felt safe and well supported. Words cannot express how happy I am that I did this program. I had so much fun and I would do it again if I could.

- Arvilla - Nov. 5, 2018

I really enjoyed my time in Argentina. I'll never forget the experience. I built many relationships with many people and I hope that we remain in contact with each other! The experience that I got made me feel comfortable, almost like I was home, even though I was a continent away. One of the reasons why I participated in the program was because I really wanted to improve my Spanish, and I truly believe that I accomplished my goal. If anyone is interested in the Argentina program, definitely do it!!

- Tyson - Oct. 3, 2018

My time spent in Buenos Aires, Argentina with this program was genuinely one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I felt very safe in every situation, which allowed me to enjoy everyday without worries. Moreover, I was able to developer an amazing connection with my host mom, who provided the most comfortable stay I could’ve asked for. The school was never boring, and every class was very engaging and helpful. My program director, Kevin Williams, was one of the most fun-loving and responsible people I have ever met, and is truly one of the reasons my trip was so good. I would recommend that anybody interested in studying abroad chooses Arcos, because not only is it less expensive than other programs, it’s more immersive and enriching.

- Alejandro - Jan. 15, 2019

Participant Reviews

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Testimonials

I had an amazing experience studying in Argentina. The teachers at the school we attended during the week were eager to help me improve my Spanish-speaking skills. The cultural excursions we went on such as visiting museums, going to a gaucho ranch, and taking cooking and dancing classes were both fun and educational. I stayed with an incredibly kind host family, and my program leaders Beatriz Barragan and Kevin Williams were both very supportive, informative, and helpful. After I returned home from Argentina, my Spanish had greatly improved (I even developed an Argentinian accent while away), and I had gained a much greater knowledge of Argentinian culture. If you are considering study abroad programs in Argentina, definitely choose Arcos Journeys Abroad - you will have an amazing experience!

- Alexa - Jan. 15, 2019

My trip to Oaxaca was one of the greatest adventures I've ever been on in the summer. The housing was wonderful and the family's were very nice and supportive. Me, personally I only knew the basics of Spanish, but just being in Mexico and actually having to speak it every day was a huge help with learning the language. I enjoyed the city, and the different trips we went on were so interesting: we learned about weaving and the use the natural pigments, we had a cooking class, we went to different ruins near Oaxaca city, we had a cool dance class, and we hiked to a spectacular spring. We also took a trip to the coast where we snorkeled and took a boat trip to amazing, isolated beaches. I would highly recommend this program because it was very well organized, and the staff and families were extremely friendly. We volunteered at a a community garden and a hospital as well, which was a nice way to give back to the community. We also had a lot of freedom to explore in the city, which I really appreciated and enjoyed.

- Gabe - Sept. 4, 2018

Highly recommended. Fantastic program, very easy to work with. Would absolutely use them again. My daughter did the three week Mexico trip and had a great experience. She really enjoyed the class that she took, her host family was so very nice and helpful and took great care of her. The group of students she was with got along great and really enjoyed each other's company. They did several fun excursions and got to enjoy some very cool Mexican traditions. The staff was incredibly helpful through the whole process. Great experience all around!

- Kelli - Sept. 12, 2018

Overall this was the most amazing experience. I met so many amazing people who were also going on the trip. the host families were all so sweet and generous and it was amazing to see how they live differently than me. The excursions and activities we did were so much fun and most of it was stuff I probably won’t get an opportunity to do again. I will remember this experience and the people I met for my entire life.

- Lindsey - Sept. 23, 2018

Buenos Aires surpassed all of my expectations a million times over. The city is beautiful, the host families are excellent, and the activities are extremely informative and entertaining. I had some reservations about the city safety wise, which I realized were unfounded when I arrived. In addition the porteño accent is difficult to understand so beginners may have a hard time at first, but the accent is super unique and after a while it's quirks will become second nature. I would definitely recommend traveling to Buenos Aires through Arcos Journeys Abroad.

- Seth - Oct. 22, 2018

It was one of the best experiences of my life. Ena, the director, was amazing. She was so kind and funny. She made everything 100 times better. I made amazing friends who I will never forget. I also experienced once in a life time opportunities. I learned so much about the local culture and increased my ability to speak Spanish, which is a very weak area for me. The program really struck the right balance between school work and studying and fun activities. I always felt safe and well supported. Words cannot express how happy I am that I did this program. I had so much fun and I would do it again if I could.

- Arvilla - Nov. 5, 2018

I really enjoyed my time in Argentina. I'll never forget the experience. I built many relationships with many people and I hope that we remain in contact with each other! The experience that I got made me feel comfortable, almost like I was home, even though I was a continent away. One of the reasons why I participated in the program was because I really wanted to improve my Spanish, and I truly believe that I accomplished my goal. If anyone is interested in the Argentina program, definitely do it!!

- Tyson - Oct. 3, 2018

My time spent in Buenos Aires, Argentina with this program was genuinely one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I felt very safe in every situation, which allowed me to enjoy everyday without worries. Moreover, I was able to developer an amazing connection with my host mom, who provided the most comfortable stay I could’ve asked for. The school was never boring, and every class was very engaging and helpful. My program director, Kevin Williams, was one of the most fun-loving and responsible people I have ever met, and is truly one of the reasons my trip was so good. I would recommend that anybody interested in studying abroad chooses Arcos, because not only is it less expensive than other programs, it’s more immersive and enriching.

- Alejandro - Jan. 15, 2019

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