Argentina is one of the most well-known countries in South America. Since independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina has welcomed waves of immigrants from all over the world, most notably Italy and Spain, and has thus become a true melting pot of European and Latin-American cultures. Study in Argentina and you get to experience that melting pot first-hand.
Every aspect of Argentine life has been influenced by the people who have come to reside there, be it the Italo-Spanish blend that defines Argentine cuisine, to the huge variety of languages spoken in Argentina’s different regions (and even in the famous musical and theatrical traditions of Buenos Aires).
It is this blend of cultures that can offer an enticing prospect for those students looking to expand their horizons and experience a cultural mix rarely found in other parts of the world.
The country’s oldest university is the National University of Cordoba, founded in 1613 and considered one of the largest and most capable universities in the country. Argentina has had a large number of well-known and famous sons and daughters, including multiple Ballon D’or winner Lionel Messi, Pope Francis, and the man who performed the first safe blood transfusion, Luis Agote.