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SUMMER EXPERIENCES

Ambassadors to Argentina

Discover Argentina alongside local Jewish teens from Buenos Aires on a program that combines educational travel, hands-on service projects, outdoor adventures and cross-cultural Jewish experiences.

  • At a Glance

    14 Days | Current Grades: 9-12

    Community Service: ~8 Hours

    Location: Argentina

  • Dates & Costs

    • 3 Spots or Less

    Land Cost: $3,800

    Supervised Flight: ~$1,500

  • Included:

    • Accommodations (hotels, country lodging, host families)
    • All meals
    • All programming
    • Domestic flight to Iguazu
    • Private transportation
    • Security escort
    • Medical insurance
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

Travel to the heart of South America on Ambassadors to Argentina, a two-week experience that pairs Jewish teens from North America with their peers from Buenos Aires

Together you will explore Argentinian society from the perspective of local teens, take part in joint service projects, go on outdoor adventures at Iguazu Falls, learn about the unique aspects of local Jewish life, spend a memorable Shabbat with host families, and discover beautiful Buenos Aires – known as the Paris of South America!

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

Explore Argentina alongside local Jewish teens
Visit the stunning Iguazu waterfalls
Experience the lush rain forest by zip line, boat and on foot
Take part in volunteer projects with the local Jewish community in Buenos Aires
Spend a meaningful Shabbat in Buenos Aires with host familes
Tour the world class and stylish city of Buenos Aires
Learn about local Jewish history and contemporary life
Navigate the canals of the Tigre Delta at the mouth of the Parana River

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

WEEK #1 | Buenos Aires

Land in South America, meet your new local friends from Argentina and get oriented to city life in Buenos Aires. Tour the historic Jewish Quarter and learn about the community’s many accomplishments and challenges. Give back on a series of service projects, and spend a memorable Shabbat at the home of one of your new Argentinian friends.

WEEK #2 | Iguazu and Hebraica

Begin our second week flying out to the jungles of Argentina’s north, Explore the Parana River, the Ibera Marshlands and the massive Iguazu Falls. Return to Buenos Aires and discover a traditional South American ranch at an Estancia. Spend a relaxing Shabbat in Palermo, one of the most beautiful and trendy neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

Our Argentina Partners

Hebraica :ogo

Ambassadors to Argentina is a BBYO Passport program organized in partnership with the Sociedad HebraicaArgentina (Hebraica) and the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Hebraica is a JCC-equivalent organization inBuenos Aires with a year-round connection to BBYO International. The Argentinianteens and staff that accompany this experience are all active in Hebraica programming.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

DAY #1 | Tuesday | Take Off!

  • Depart from NYC or Atlanta on a supervised group flight (optional – one choice offered)

DAY #2 | Wednesday | Orientation to Argentina!

  • Arrive in the morning to Ezeiza International Airport outside of Buenos Aires
  • Begin your day with breakfast at a local restaurant and meet the Argentinian teens
  • Tour Buenos Aires – Palermo Gardens and Recoleta
  • Check into our accommodations, get settled and relax
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #3 | Thursday | Jewish Buenos Aires

  • Visit the Pink house, San Telmo and Puerto Madero
  • Tour Jewish Buenos Aires – The AMIA Memorial
  • Afternoon service project at the L’Dar v’Dor center for aged
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #4 | Friday | Service Day

  • Travel outside Buenos Aires for a day-long service project
  • Classify tons of food to serve a community in need and visit a local soup kitchen to play with their kids
  • Return to Buenos Aires and prepare for Shabbat
  • Travel to Pilar and the Hebraica campus
  • Experience Jewish traditions in Argentina at the Hebraica campus in Pilar
  • Overnight: Hebraica Dormitories

DAY #5 | Saturday | Shabbat in Buenos Airea

  • Shabbat experience and lunch as a group
  • Explore the Hebraica campus – Sports, activities and free time
  • Close Shabbat with tango lessons and begin the new week with Havdallah
  • Overnight: Host Families

DAY #6 | Sunday | Parana River

  • Visit the Human Rights Memorial Park in the north of Buenos Aires
  • Board a domestic flight to Puerto Iguazu in the far north of Argentina
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #7 | Monday | Iguazu Waterfalls

  • Enjoy a full day in Iguazu National Park
  • Navigate a network of catwalk close to the massive falls
  • View a wide range of animals in one of Argentina’s most eco-diverse regions
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #8 | Tuesday | Iguazu Waterfalls

  • Zip line into the jungle and fly through the trees like one of Iguazu’s Toucans!
  • Dinner and evening programming with the group
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #9 | Wednesday | Buenos Aires

  • Fly back from Iguazu to Buenos Aires
  • Free time visiting Palermo
  • Evening: Experience the Fuerza Bruta show in Recoleta
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #10 | Thursday | Ranch Day

  • Drive out of the city and visit a traditional Argentinian ranch estate
  • Discover the gaucho (Latin American cowboy) culture and enjoy a kosher BBQ party
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #11 | Friday | Colonia

  • Day tour to the Delta Region to navigate and enjoy outdoor experiences
  • Kabbalat Shabbat at the Beit hillel synagogue
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #12 | Saturday | Shabbat

  • Shabbat experience
  • Walk to Palermo market
  • Evening: Farewell dinner party
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #13 | Sunday | San Telmo and Boca

  • Explore the colorful open-air markets of San Telmo and Boca neighborhoods
  • Watch tango dancing in the streets and shop for local crafts
  • Evening: Final farewells and board overnight flight back to the United States

DAY #14 | Monday | Farewell

  • Arrive back to the United States in the morning

 

You have questions? We’ve got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is offered – typically from Atlanta or Miami. You are responsible for your transportation to the group flight departure city. Flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book their own tickets that mimic the group flight itinerary or book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff in Buenos Aires. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings, ranging from 3-star hotels to rustic eco-lodges in the jungle. Each teen will have their own sleeping accomodations.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors) from North America and from Argentina. They are joined by an Argentinian tour leader, a bus driver, and a guard. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer.Learn more about our staff team.

What’s the summer weather like?
August falls at the end of Argentina’s winter. Expect it to be in the 50s-60s in Buenos Aires and 70s-80s in Iguazu. We suggest bringing layers and a winter jacket.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration, and out of an abundance of caution we do travel with a guard in Argentina. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What’s the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size is 40 teens (including local Argentinian teens).

What’s the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds. Expect to eat seasoned rice, beans, tropical fruit and veggies, plantains, and much more.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter Argentina.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

BBYO makes it easy to combine two experiences for an extended summer of adventure, learning and self-discovery.

Independent Connections

Families make their own travel arrangements between programs, and staff supervision is not provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

 

  • *CLTC #5 + Ambassadors to Argentina
    27 Days | Current 9th – 11th Graders
  • *Ambassadors to Argentina + CLTC #8
    28 Days | Current 9th – 11th Graders

*Note: Families connecting a BBYO Passport experience with BBYO’s CLTC or ILTC can expect some differences between program policies and registration requirements. Registration for these connected experiences is done separately for each program. 

  • At a Glance

    14 Days | CURRENT GRADES: 9-12

    Community Service: ~8 Hours
    Location: Argentina

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • 3 Spots or Less

    Land Cost: $3,800


    Supervised Flight: ~$1,500

  • Included:

    • Accommodations (hotels, country lodging, host families)
    • All meals
    • All programming
    • Domestic flight to Iguazu
    • Private transportation
    • Security escort
    • Medical insurance
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

Travel to the heart of South America on Ambassadors to Argentina, a two-week experience that pairs Jewish teens from North America with their peers from Buenos Aires

Together you will explore Argentinian society from the perspective of local teens, take part in joint service projects, go on outdoor adventures at Iguazu Falls, learn about the unique aspects of local Jewish life, spend a memorable Shabbat with host families, and discover beautiful Buenos Aires – known as the Paris of South America!

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

Explore Argentina alongside local Jewish teens
Visit the stunning Iguazu waterfalls
Experience the lush rain forest by zip line, boat and on foot
Take part in volunteer projects with the local Jewish community in Buenos Aires
Spend a meaningful Shabbat in Buenos Aires with host familes
Tour the world class and stylish city of Buenos Aires
Learn about local Jewish history and contemporary life
Navigate the canals of the Tigre Delta at the mouth of the Parana River

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

WEEK #1 | Buenos Aires

Land in South America, meet your new local friends from Argentina and get oriented to city life in Buenos Aires. Tour the historic Jewish Quarter and learn about the community’s many accomplishments and challenges. Give back on a series of service projects, and spend a memorable Shabbat at the home of one of your new Argentinian friends.

WEEK #2 | Iguazu and Hebraica

Begin our second week flying out to the jungles of Argentina’s north, Explore the Parana River, the Ibera Marshlands and the massive Iguazu Falls. Return to Buenos Aires and discover a traditional South American ranch at an Estancia. Spend a relaxing Shabbat in Palermo, one of the most beautiful and trendy neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

Our Argentina Partners

Hebraica :ogo

Ambassadors to Argentina is a BBYO Passport program organized in partnership with the Sociedad HebraicaArgentina (Hebraica) and the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Hebraica is a JCC-equivalent organization inBuenos Aires with a year-round connection to BBYO International. The Argentinianteens and staff that accompany this experience are all active in Hebraica programming.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

DAY #1 | Tuesday | Take Off!

  • Depart from NYC or Atlanta on a supervised group flight (optional – one choice offered)

DAY #2 | Wednesday | Orientation to Argentina!

  • Arrive in the morning to Ezeiza International Airport outside of Buenos Aires
  • Begin your day with breakfast at a local restaurant and meet the Argentinian teens
  • Tour Buenos Aires – Palermo Gardens and Recoleta
  • Check into our accommodations, get settled and relax
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #3 | Thursday | Jewish Buenos Aires

  • Visit the Pink house, San Telmo and Puerto Madero
  • Tour Jewish Buenos Aires – The AMIA Memorial
  • Afternoon service project at the L’Dar v’Dor center for aged
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #4 | Friday | Service Day

  • Travel outside Buenos Aires for a day-long service project
  • Classify tons of food to serve a community in need and visit a local soup kitchen to play with their kids
  • Return to Buenos Aires and prepare for Shabbat
  • Travel to Pilar and the Hebraica campus
  • Experience Jewish traditions in Argentina at the Hebraica campus in Pilar
  • Overnight: Hebraica Dormitories

DAY #5 | Saturday | Shabbat in Buenos Airea

  • Shabbat experience and lunch as a group
  • Explore the Hebraica campus – Sports, activities and free time
  • Close Shabbat with tango lessons and begin the new week with Havdallah
  • Overnight: Host Families

DAY #6 | Sunday | Parana River

  • Visit the Human Rights Memorial Park in the north of Buenos Aires
  • Board a domestic flight to Puerto Iguazu in the far north of Argentina
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #7 | Monday | Iguazu Waterfalls

  • Enjoy a full day in Iguazu National Park
  • Navigate a network of catwalk close to the massive falls
  • View a wide range of animals in one of Argentina’s most eco-diverse regions
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #8 | Tuesday | Iguazu Waterfalls

  • Zip line into the jungle and fly through the trees like one of Iguazu’s Toucans!
  • Dinner and evening programming with the group
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #9 | Wednesday | Buenos Aires

  • Fly back from Iguazu to Buenos Aires
  • Free time visiting Palermo
  • Evening: Experience the Fuerza Bruta show in Recoleta
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #10 | Thursday | Ranch Day

  • Drive out of the city and visit a traditional Argentinian ranch estate
  • Discover the gaucho (Latin American cowboy) culture and enjoy a kosher BBQ party
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #11 | Friday | Colonia

  • Day tour to the Delta Region to navigate and enjoy outdoor experiences
  • Kabbalat Shabbat at the Beit hillel synagogue
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #12 | Saturday | Shabbat

  • Shabbat experience
  • Walk to Palermo market
  • Evening: Farewell dinner party
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #13 | Sunday | San Telmo and Boca

  • Explore the colorful open-air markets of San Telmo and Boca neighborhoods
  • Watch tango dancing in the streets and shop for local crafts
  • Evening: Final farewells and board overnight flight back to the United States

DAY #14 | Monday | Farewell

  • Arrive back to the United States in the morning

 

You have questions? We’ve got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is offered – typically from Atlanta or Miami. You are responsible for your transportation to the group flight departure city. Flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book their own tickets that mimic the group flight itinerary or book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff in Buenos Aires. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings, ranging from 3-star hotels to rustic eco-lodges in the jungle. Each teen will have their own sleeping accomodations.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors) from North America and from Argentina. They are joined by an Argentinian tour leader, a bus driver, and a guard. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer.Learn more about our staff team.

What’s the summer weather like?
August falls at the end of Argentina’s winter. Expect it to be in the 50s-60s in Buenos Aires and 70s-80s in Iguazu. We suggest bringing layers and a winter jacket.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration, and out of an abundance of caution we do travel with a guard in Argentina. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What’s the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size is 40 teens (including local Argentinian teens).

What’s the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds. Expect to eat seasoned rice, beans, tropical fruit and veggies, plantains, and much more.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter Argentina.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

BBYO makes it easy to combine two experiences for an extended summer of adventure, learning and self-discovery.

Independent Connections

Families make their own travel arrangements between programs, and staff supervision is not provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

 

  • *CLTC #5 + Ambassadors to Argentina
    27 Days | Current 9th – 11th Graders
  • *Ambassadors to Argentina + CLTC #8
    28 Days | Current 9th – 11th Graders

*Note: Families connecting a BBYO Passport experience with BBYO’s CLTC or ILTC can expect some differences between program policies and registration requirements. Registration for these connected experiences is done separately for each program. 

Ambassadors to Argentina

Discover Argentina alongside local Jewish teens from Buenos Aires on a program that combines educational travel, hands-on service projects, outdoor adventures and cross-cultural Jewish experiences.

Ambassadors to Argentina

Discover Argentina alongside local Jewish teens from Buenos Aires on a program that combines educational travel, hands-on service projects, outdoor adventures and cross-cultural Jewish experiences.

  • At a Glance

    14 Days | Current Grades: 9-12

    Community Service: ~8 Hours

    Location: Argentina

  • Dates & Costs

    • 3 Spots or Less

    Land Cost: $3,800

    Supervised Flight: ~$1,500

  • Included:

    • Accommodations (hotels, country lodging, host families)
    • All meals
    • All programming
    • Domestic flight to Iguazu
    • Private transportation
    • Security escort
    • Medical insurance
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

Travel to the heart of South America on Ambassadors to Argentina, a two-week experience that pairs Jewish teens from North America with their peers from Buenos Aires

Together you will explore Argentinian society from the perspective of local teens, take part in joint service projects, go on outdoor adventures at Iguazu Falls, learn about the unique aspects of local Jewish life, spend a memorable Shabbat with host families, and discover beautiful Buenos Aires – known as the Paris of South America!

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

Explore Argentina alongside local Jewish teens
Visit the stunning Iguazu waterfalls
Experience the lush rain forest by zip line, boat and on foot
Take part in volunteer projects with the local Jewish community in Buenos Aires
Spend a meaningful Shabbat in Buenos Aires with host familes
Tour the world class and stylish city of Buenos Aires
Learn about local Jewish history and contemporary life
Navigate the canals of the Tigre Delta at the mouth of the Parana River

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

WEEK #1 | Buenos Aires

Land in South America, meet your new local friends from Argentina and get oriented to city life in Buenos Aires. Tour the historic Jewish Quarter and learn about the community’s many accomplishments and challenges. Give back on a series of service projects, and spend a memorable Shabbat at the home of one of your new Argentinian friends.

WEEK #2 | Iguazu and Hebraica

Begin our second week flying out to the jungles of Argentina’s north, Explore the Parana River, the Ibera Marshlands and the massive Iguazu Falls. Return to Buenos Aires and discover a traditional South American ranch at an Estancia. Spend a relaxing Shabbat in Palermo, one of the most beautiful and trendy neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

Our Argentina Partners

Hebraica :ogo

Ambassadors to Argentina is a BBYO Passport program organized in partnership with the Sociedad HebraicaArgentina (Hebraica) and the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Hebraica is a JCC-equivalent organization inBuenos Aires with a year-round connection to BBYO International. The Argentinianteens and staff that accompany this experience are all active in Hebraica programming.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

DAY #1 | Tuesday | Take Off!

  • Depart from NYC or Atlanta on a supervised group flight (optional – one choice offered)

DAY #2 | Wednesday | Orientation to Argentina!

  • Arrive in the morning to Ezeiza International Airport outside of Buenos Aires
  • Begin your day with breakfast at a local restaurant and meet the Argentinian teens
  • Tour Buenos Aires – Palermo Gardens and Recoleta
  • Check into our accommodations, get settled and relax
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #3 | Thursday | Jewish Buenos Aires

  • Visit the Pink house, San Telmo and Puerto Madero
  • Tour Jewish Buenos Aires – The AMIA Memorial
  • Afternoon service project at the L’Dar v’Dor center for aged
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #4 | Friday | Service Day

  • Travel outside Buenos Aires for a day-long service project
  • Classify tons of food to serve a community in need and visit a local soup kitchen to play with their kids
  • Return to Buenos Aires and prepare for Shabbat
  • Travel to Pilar and the Hebraica campus
  • Experience Jewish traditions in Argentina at the Hebraica campus in Pilar
  • Overnight: Hebraica Dormitories

DAY #5 | Saturday | Shabbat in Buenos Airea

  • Shabbat experience and lunch as a group
  • Explore the Hebraica campus – Sports, activities and free time
  • Close Shabbat with tango lessons and begin the new week with Havdallah
  • Overnight: Host Families

DAY #6 | Sunday | Parana River

  • Visit the Human Rights Memorial Park in the north of Buenos Aires
  • Board a domestic flight to Puerto Iguazu in the far north of Argentina
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #7 | Monday | Iguazu Waterfalls

  • Enjoy a full day in Iguazu National Park
  • Navigate a network of catwalk close to the massive falls
  • View a wide range of animals in one of Argentina’s most eco-diverse regions
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #8 | Tuesday | Iguazu Waterfalls

  • Zip line into the jungle and fly through the trees like one of Iguazu’s Toucans!
  • Dinner and evening programming with the group
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #9 | Wednesday | Buenos Aires

  • Fly back from Iguazu to Buenos Aires
  • Free time visiting Palermo
  • Evening: Experience the Fuerza Bruta show in Recoleta
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #10 | Thursday | Ranch Day

  • Drive out of the city and visit a traditional Argentinian ranch estate
  • Discover the gaucho (Latin American cowboy) culture and enjoy a kosher BBQ party
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #11 | Friday | Colonia

  • Day tour to the Delta Region to navigate and enjoy outdoor experiences
  • Kabbalat Shabbat at the Beit hillel synagogue
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #12 | Saturday | Shabbat

  • Shabbat experience
  • Walk to Palermo market
  • Evening: Farewell dinner party
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #13 | Sunday | San Telmo and Boca

  • Explore the colorful open-air markets of San Telmo and Boca neighborhoods
  • Watch tango dancing in the streets and shop for local crafts
  • Evening: Final farewells and board overnight flight back to the United States

DAY #14 | Monday | Farewell

  • Arrive back to the United States in the morning

 

You have questions? We’ve got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is offered – typically from Atlanta or Miami. You are responsible for your transportation to the group flight departure city. Flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book their own tickets that mimic the group flight itinerary or book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff in Buenos Aires. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings, ranging from 3-star hotels to rustic eco-lodges in the jungle. Each teen will have their own sleeping accomodations.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors) from North America and from Argentina. They are joined by an Argentinian tour leader, a bus driver, and a guard. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer.Learn more about our staff team.

What’s the summer weather like?
August falls at the end of Argentina’s winter. Expect it to be in the 50s-60s in Buenos Aires and 70s-80s in Iguazu. We suggest bringing layers and a winter jacket.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration, and out of an abundance of caution we do travel with a guard in Argentina. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What’s the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size is 40 teens (including local Argentinian teens).

What’s the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds. Expect to eat seasoned rice, beans, tropical fruit and veggies, plantains, and much more.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter Argentina.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

BBYO makes it easy to combine two experiences for an extended summer of adventure, learning and self-discovery.

Independent Connections

Families make their own travel arrangements between programs, and staff supervision is not provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

 

  • *CLTC #5 + Ambassadors to Argentina
    27 Days | Current 9th – 11th Graders
  • *Ambassadors to Argentina + CLTC #8
    28 Days | Current 9th – 11th Graders

*Note: Families connecting a BBYO Passport experience with BBYO’s CLTC or ILTC can expect some differences between program policies and registration requirements. Registration for these connected experiences is done separately for each program. 

  • At a Glance

    14 Days | CURRENT GRADES: 9-12

    Community Service: ~8 Hours
    Location: Argentina

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • 3 Spots or Less

    Land Cost: $3,800


    Supervised Flight: ~$1,500

  • Included:

    • Accommodations (hotels, country lodging, host families)
    • All meals
    • All programming
    • Domestic flight to Iguazu
    • Private transportation
    • Security escort
    • Medical insurance
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

Travel to the heart of South America on Ambassadors to Argentina, a two-week experience that pairs Jewish teens from North America with their peers from Buenos Aires

Together you will explore Argentinian society from the perspective of local teens, take part in joint service projects, go on outdoor adventures at Iguazu Falls, learn about the unique aspects of local Jewish life, spend a memorable Shabbat with host families, and discover beautiful Buenos Aires – known as the Paris of South America!

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

Explore Argentina alongside local Jewish teens
Visit the stunning Iguazu waterfalls
Experience the lush rain forest by zip line, boat and on foot
Take part in volunteer projects with the local Jewish community in Buenos Aires
Spend a meaningful Shabbat in Buenos Aires with host familes
Tour the world class and stylish city of Buenos Aires
Learn about local Jewish history and contemporary life
Navigate the canals of the Tigre Delta at the mouth of the Parana River

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

WEEK #1 | Buenos Aires

Land in South America, meet your new local friends from Argentina and get oriented to city life in Buenos Aires. Tour the historic Jewish Quarter and learn about the community’s many accomplishments and challenges. Give back on a series of service projects, and spend a memorable Shabbat at the home of one of your new Argentinian friends.

WEEK #2 | Iguazu and Hebraica

Begin our second week flying out to the jungles of Argentina’s north, Explore the Parana River, the Ibera Marshlands and the massive Iguazu Falls. Return to Buenos Aires and discover a traditional South American ranch at an Estancia. Spend a relaxing Shabbat in Palermo, one of the most beautiful and trendy neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

Our Argentina Partners

Hebraica :ogo

Ambassadors to Argentina is a BBYO Passport program organized in partnership with the Sociedad HebraicaArgentina (Hebraica) and the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Hebraica is a JCC-equivalent organization inBuenos Aires with a year-round connection to BBYO International. The Argentinianteens and staff that accompany this experience are all active in Hebraica programming.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

DAY #1 | Tuesday | Take Off!

  • Depart from NYC or Atlanta on a supervised group flight (optional – one choice offered)

DAY #2 | Wednesday | Orientation to Argentina!

  • Arrive in the morning to Ezeiza International Airport outside of Buenos Aires
  • Begin your day with breakfast at a local restaurant and meet the Argentinian teens
  • Tour Buenos Aires – Palermo Gardens and Recoleta
  • Check into our accommodations, get settled and relax
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #3 | Thursday | Jewish Buenos Aires

  • Visit the Pink house, San Telmo and Puerto Madero
  • Tour Jewish Buenos Aires – The AMIA Memorial
  • Afternoon service project at the L’Dar v’Dor center for aged
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #4 | Friday | Service Day

  • Travel outside Buenos Aires for a day-long service project
  • Classify tons of food to serve a community in need and visit a local soup kitchen to play with their kids
  • Return to Buenos Aires and prepare for Shabbat
  • Travel to Pilar and the Hebraica campus
  • Experience Jewish traditions in Argentina at the Hebraica campus in Pilar
  • Overnight: Hebraica Dormitories

DAY #5 | Saturday | Shabbat in Buenos Airea

  • Shabbat experience and lunch as a group
  • Explore the Hebraica campus – Sports, activities and free time
  • Close Shabbat with tango lessons and begin the new week with Havdallah
  • Overnight: Host Families

DAY #6 | Sunday | Parana River

  • Visit the Human Rights Memorial Park in the north of Buenos Aires
  • Board a domestic flight to Puerto Iguazu in the far north of Argentina
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #7 | Monday | Iguazu Waterfalls

  • Enjoy a full day in Iguazu National Park
  • Navigate a network of catwalk close to the massive falls
  • View a wide range of animals in one of Argentina’s most eco-diverse regions
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #8 | Tuesday | Iguazu Waterfalls

  • Zip line into the jungle and fly through the trees like one of Iguazu’s Toucans!
  • Dinner and evening programming with the group
  • Overnight: Misiones El Pueblito Hotel, Iguazu

DAY #9 | Wednesday | Buenos Aires

  • Fly back from Iguazu to Buenos Aires
  • Free time visiting Palermo
  • Evening: Experience the Fuerza Bruta show in Recoleta
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #10 | Thursday | Ranch Day

  • Drive out of the city and visit a traditional Argentinian ranch estate
  • Discover the gaucho (Latin American cowboy) culture and enjoy a kosher BBQ party
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #11 | Friday | Colonia

  • Day tour to the Delta Region to navigate and enjoy outdoor experiences
  • Kabbalat Shabbat at the Beit hillel synagogue
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #12 | Saturday | Shabbat

  • Shabbat experience
  • Walk to Palermo market
  • Evening: Farewell dinner party
  • Overnight: Cyan Hotel, Recoleta

DAY #13 | Sunday | San Telmo and Boca

  • Explore the colorful open-air markets of San Telmo and Boca neighborhoods
  • Watch tango dancing in the streets and shop for local crafts
  • Evening: Final farewells and board overnight flight back to the United States

DAY #14 | Monday | Farewell

  • Arrive back to the United States in the morning

 

You have questions? We’ve got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is offered – typically from Atlanta or Miami. You are responsible for your transportation to the group flight departure city. Flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book their own tickets that mimic the group flight itinerary or book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff in Buenos Aires. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings, ranging from 3-star hotels to rustic eco-lodges in the jungle. Each teen will have their own sleeping accomodations.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors) from North America and from Argentina. They are joined by an Argentinian tour leader, a bus driver, and a guard. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer.Learn more about our staff team.

What’s the summer weather like?
August falls at the end of Argentina’s winter. Expect it to be in the 50s-60s in Buenos Aires and 70s-80s in Iguazu. We suggest bringing layers and a winter jacket.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration, and out of an abundance of caution we do travel with a guard in Argentina. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What’s the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size is 40 teens (including local Argentinian teens).

What’s the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds. Expect to eat seasoned rice, beans, tropical fruit and veggies, plantains, and much more.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter Argentina.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

BBYO makes it easy to combine two experiences for an extended summer of adventure, learning and self-discovery.

Independent Connections

Families make their own travel arrangements between programs, and staff supervision is not provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

 

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    27 Days | Current 9th – 11th Graders
  • *Ambassadors to Argentina + CLTC #8
    28 Days | Current 9th – 11th Graders

*Note: Families connecting a BBYO Passport experience with BBYO’s CLTC or ILTC can expect some differences between program policies and registration requirements. Registration for these connected experiences is done separately for each program. 

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