This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Learn spanish and tango in Buenos Aires
When in Buenos Aires we encourage everyone to learn about the country, the culture of the local people and the places being visited during the course. Our school has a weekly briefing meeting for all new students to discuss with clients all aspects of local life and also to help orientate them in a new city. This helps to have a better understanding of the area and a deeper appreciation of the people who live there. The school has a policy of reducing waste and utility bills and encourages students to consider how to dispose of any rubbish. We encourage our clients to explore the natural environment, and to learn about the wide range of flora, fauna and wildlife if they are travelling around the country.
In the cities, we encourage our clients to think about the amount of water they use for showering and washing and the use of air-conditioning units in their rooms. Our trips provide a real opportunity to experience local life, albeit briefly, and to connect with the people, the environment and landscape.
We encourage our clients to stay in local homes whilst they are in Buenos Aires so that they have an opportunity to meet and spend time with local people to learn something of local life. It also enables them to use their Spanish language skills, even at a basic level, and to eat local homecooking, an important aspect of any cultural experience. Importantly, homestay accommodation also ensures that monies are spent at a very local level and go into the pockets of these households. All our tango/music/language teachers and specialist guides are professionally trained and they are treated and paid fairly. We support local businesses in every aspect of our trips when touring around the country - accommodation, transport, meals, drinks and activities - thus contributing directly to the local economy and community. We recommend that clients consider donations of items such as toiletries, baby and childrens clothing and some medicines to projects they may be visiting.