Language Tourism in Córdoba

Numbers of Spanish students in Córdoba

Córdoba has an old university education tradition. The public National University (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba) is the fourth oldest in Latin America. and the National Technological University, the Catholic University of Argentina first established in 1613. There are several universities in Córdoba like the National Technological University (Universidad Tecnológico), the Catholic University, the private University "Blas Pascal" and the University "21th Century" (Siglo 21). The offered academic educational program is very wide, highlighting the numerous master's and doctoral programs.

Tourism in the Province of Córdoba

Tourism in Córdoba

Tourism in Córdoba surprises foreign visitors with its numerous attractions, framed by the various north-south mountain ridges. Its rivers, creeks and lakes, its endless woodlands in the south and semi-arids desert in the north, its mild mediterranean weather and its unique natural scenes of the Sierras lure visitors to this privileged province year round.

Visit of Jane Goodall in Córdoba

Black Howler Monkey

In 2009 the “Ambassador of the Chimpanzees” Jane Goodall visited the Monkey Rehabilitation Center located in the Sierras Chicas of Córdoba 12 km from the village La Cumbre. The famous british primate researcher took a walk over the 360 hectar compound, the home of over 100 black howler and carayá monkeys. The reserve at 1.400 meters above sea level is not the natural home of this species. It is an orphanage and rescue center for formerly enclosed primates in private households or used for commercial purposes. The rehabilitation center is the first one opened in Argentina.


Some Argentinism

Like every country or region has its own accent and words also Argentina developed typical expressions. Argentina is a country full of immigrants or descendants of immigrants, mainly from Italy, Spain and other European countries. Every immigrant enriches the language with new phrases and words. You also must know that in Argentina and in South America nobody speaks “Español”…. They call it “Castellano”. Castellano just means the South American Spanish.

Here some common “argentinisms” (Argentinean words or expressions).

Voluntourism in Argentina

Volunteer in Argentina

Some travel for pleasure, others on business, others are going to visit friends and family. However, there are many who travel under the concept of a mode commonly called Voluntourism or solidarity tourism. In other words, are those who visit a place for the sole purpose of helping. In this way, vacation experience through an experience with the local people of the area, with their customs, their way of life and of course needs. This type of tourism registered an increase of 20% each year fron 2011 on, according to data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).