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pjckmen posted yeah on the Argentina forum on July 22, 2014:
Oh Yes! I'm glad I found your article today. I recommend it to everyone .. Thank you for your work!
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kevincor replied to the thread In La Cumbre one more week, Rented house for August on the Argentina forum:
kevincor initially posted:
Hi all, My wife and I have been in La Cumbre for 1+ weeks and will be here for another week. Rented a house for August to December and will be returning with our two youngest boys (13 and 17). Tomorrow we are going to Cuchi Corral - Río Pintos in La Cumbre if anyone cares to come along, we'd love to meet you. I don't know if SMS texting to a US phone from Argentina works but if it does, my phone number is 941-400-3401. Thanks, Kevin and Gail.
kevincor replied on July 20, 2014 with:
Joy, It would be great to hear from you. Pretty amazing how similar your and our situations are. Call me anytime. 941.400.3401 Kevin
JoyMcH replied on July 20, 2014 with:
Hi, my husband, two boys (14&17), and myself will be in Huerta Grande from August-December. I saw your cell# so let me know if it is Ok to call y'all while you are in the States. Joy
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TomP replied to the thread Schools in Buenos Aires on the Argentina forum on July 20, 2014:
CorinneW initially posted:
Which school would you recommend for a German/English bilingual child aged 12?
TomP replied on July 20, 2014 with:
Wow, that's a tough one. I have many ex-pat friends who either placed their child in a fancy private school where the waiting list is extremely long and maybe a year or two out, or they immersed their client into a public school and had them learn Spanish. pronto.
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Nelmi replied to the thread Relocating to Buenos Aires in October 2014 on the Argentina forum:
Cleo77 initially posted:
Buenos Noches, I am a 21 year old female American who has studied Spanish for six years. I am a business minded individual who has prospects of broadening my horizons, experiencing a new culture, and receiving my degree at an international university, specifically University of Buenos Aires. The highest form of education I have received in the United States is my high school diploma. I attended an American university for one year as a pre-med student, however, I decided to take a year off to travel and get a better idea of what I really want to do with my life. Also, I come from a lower class family, and I have always been very independent. With that being said, I support myself. I do not have help or much capital. I want to get my college degree, but I do not want to be tied down by the post-graduate debt that I will inquire by doing so in America. So, you could say that I am trying to beat the American system. From my research and current understanding, UBA is highly unorganized and also quite competitive. This is no problem. I am a hard working individual, and I excel in classroom/competitive environments. I am quick on my feet. However, my Spanish fluency level may be a concern. I understand the language well, and am able to write, but my speaking skills suck, to say the least. I have not yet had the opportunity to immerse myself into a Spanish speaking culture. By doing so, I am hoping to master speaking and communicating in the language within a three month time period. What I also understand is that there are not very many international students attending Buenos Aires, why is this so? I know that I will need my high school diploma for inscription, this seems to be the only form of documentation that I will need. Should I bring anything else upon arrival? Now for my budget. I will be arriving in BA with about 20,000 US dollars. I do not mind living a frugal lifestyle for the most part, I am used to doing so. I do, however, want to live in a safe part of the city, preferably Palermo, Recoleta or San Telmo. I could afford this easily off of 20,000 for awhile, but that isn't going to last me the five years that I will be living there in order to get my degree. I have bartending skills and a license, but I am aware that it is not easy to get a job there at the moment. I will also have to obtain a working visa in order to work. I WILL need a job while I am living there in order to continue supporting myself. What are your best recommendations on obtaining a job as a bartender while I am there? Preferably at a place where the wealthier people like to go (I love my tips). I also enjoy talking to/meeting new people. I have one friend who lives in Buenos Aires. He has agreed to show me around the city and help me with what he can while I am there. One person isn't a very large network, so I am looking to expend that network. This is where I am at currently and any advice would be appreciated. I have done a lot of research on this move, Argentina, and UBA so this is just a summary. I am all ears for anything anyone may have to say about this plan, and I wouldn't mind talking to anyone who is curious and may have questions. Cleo
Nelmi replied on July 18, 2014 with:
Hi Tattiana, You are not allowed to work on a toruist visa but like Emma says, it is possible. Please be very careful because you are never guaranteed of anything, not even your salary. Like I said, it is possible but you need to be careful. Palermo, San Telmo and La Recoletta are very nice areas but pricey. The best advice I can give you is to visit the University and see what requirements they have. Then go to immigration to find out how you can obtain a student visa. It all takes time. In the mean time you can try to get your CUIL but it all depends on the day and the person helping you. Normally they don't issue a CUIL to foreigners on a tourist visa but you can always try. Kind regards Nelieta
TomP replied on July 18, 2014 with:
Tattiana, Can I ask, do you anticipate working for an Argentine Company or Foreign like from the USA or Europe? The reason I ask if you work for an Argentine Company you will receive Argentine wages which are pretty low and it could really cramp you living style. If you are not working for an Argentine Company then you must figure how you are going to be paid. You certainly do not want to be paid in AR pesos.
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TomP replied to the thread 10 days in Argentina on the Argentina forum on July 17, 2014:
DONSCHALL1 initially posted:
I am making my first visit to Argentina, arriving in Buenos Aires on Sept. 7th. I want to explore how expats live there, the opportunities to extend my California architectural practice; but most of all to get a good sample of the flavor of the country. What itinerary might you suggest for my exploration?
TomP replied on July 17, 2014 with:
Carve out at least two days and fly to Mendoza City and see why 750,000 visitors arrive each year to enjoy the Bodegas..
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TomP replied to the thread Construction costs in Argentina on the Argentina forum:
skating101 initially posted:
Looking to relocate to Argentina and am currently researching construction costs. Would be looking to purchase a small plot of land and construct a two storey bed and breakfast. Does anyone have any resources on residential construction costs in Argentina?
TomP replied most recently with:
I think you have received good information and very "conservative" advice. Many heavy investors I know, tens of millions of dollars invested, are in for the long haul. If you wait until everything is "A okay" you may be priced out of the market. My suggestion, first come to Argentina, rent a house for six months and see if you like the country and people and if the country and its people like you. I have been in Argentina for six years and have seen a lot of ambitious people go broke and head back to the USA or even a marriage break up. And I have seen people make it and love it. One way to cut months, or years off you timeline is to buy an existing B&B or hotel or convert a home(s) into one. You might even be able to lease with an "option to buy" an ideal property. My son and I recently went dove hunting in Cordoba and stayed at a great Estancia that the people who owned the dove hunting service LEASED to conserve cash. Just a thought.
SaintJohn replied most recently with:
I absolutely second elhombresinnombre. Now is NOT the time to move to Argentina and especially not bring foreign currency, which will be forcibly exchanged to Argentine pesos at the rate 8.15 pesos for one US dollar. I strongly suggest you read about the corralito and corralón back in "the good old days" (12 years ago) which may be on the horizon in the near future, if Argentina for the sixth time defaults on its sovereign debt.
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Expat Report Review of Colegio San Andres in Mendoza, Argentina by leti89 was published
Review-of-Colegio San Andres
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Its considered one of the best schools in Mendoza, at the high school level, the second half of classes are taught in English solely. (Continue)
AndrewLopez replied to the thread Moving plan on the Argentina forum:
AndrewLopez initially posted:
I am looking to move to B.A. Argentina, looking for information. I want to open up dialogue with those that have moved within the last several months to years.
AndrewLopez replied most recently with:
That is awesome news... I will love to have any information, this all helps with the decision making process!
tgibob replied most recently with:
Will this be your first trip to BsAs? For how long are you planning to stay? I used a vacation rental site for the first two months and was quite happy about it. Got my deposit back the day I moved (the same $100 bills I had given them) If you are going to stay for 6 months or longer I know of a pretty nice unit but don't know if it is currently vacant.
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leti89 posted Schools on the Argentina forum:
I am moving from Mendoza to Palermo/BA (3rd week of July) my daughters attend Colegio San Andres in Mendoza, was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions/recommendation to a particular school in the Palermo area. My daughters are bilingual. All comments appreciated.
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Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: Lee offers ten tips for people contemplating a move to Central or South America. (Continue)
busman7 replied most recently with:
Excellent advise especially #10 however the 'go native' bit, although spot on, is something that 99% will be unable to do, however for those who can life IS good, much better than back in the materialistic cold country. Just remember when you hit a glitch there is always mañana!
gmruiz13610 replied recently with:
Thank you so much for all your tips on moving to Latin American countries. I am contemplating on moving somewhere in Latin America when I retire in 2015. My wife is very skeptic about living in Latin American countries. I am Hispanic and she is Caucasion. I ofcourse would fit right in ,Just need to work on her and show her alot of research of different place to live comfortably and inexpensive. Live The Dream!
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