Argentina FAQs

Argentina FAQs

We’ll give you all the information you need, including : date and place of arrival, so that you can book the flight that’s right for you.

For any stay less than 3 months, the visa is not necessary for French nationals.


Students in medical or nursing internships will be in contact with people at risk.

We strongly recommend that you take the vaccines recommended by your doctor or by the Pasteur Institute.

It is recommended to bring any medications you may need during your stay.

It is also recommended that you consult your doctor before your trip for advice on which medications to take, especially if you have special health conditions or are taking prescription medications.

It is also advisable to keep your medications in their original packaging, with your name label and dosing instructions, to avoid any problems during security checks at the airport or at the borders.

It is still important to check the specific medication requirements before you travel, especially if there are any restrictions or regulations on certain medications you may be taking.

Yes, Argentina is a country where there are a certain amount of mosquitoes! We recommend taking mosquito repellent and after-bite cream.

For malaria, it is advisable to consult a professional for personalized advice depending on your situation and the length of your stay.

More information on the Pasteur Institute’s website.


For any international project, Real-step requires the purchase of travel insurance including coverage in case of accident, illness, repatriation and civil liability.

Note that liability insurance is included in the insurance policies of our partner Chapka Cap Student, and Cap Working Holiday because it is mandatory for internships and studies abroad. If you buy your Cap Student or Cap Working Holiday insurance online with our partner Chapka, you get 5% immediate discount by clicking on one of the 2 links above!

If you subscribe to another travel insurance, we will ask you to send us a certificate in English.


We require a sufficiently high level for assignments, internships and training. This is absolutely necessary to understand the instructions and the indications given on the spot by your coordinators.

You will also be in contact with people of other nationalities, which will make English and Spanish indispensable for communication and exchange with them.

In Argentina, the official language is Spanish. Argentinian Spanish has its regional peculiarities, especially in terms of accent, pronunciation and certain expressions specific to the country.


The official currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso (ARS).

Compared to the euro, €1 is about 269 Argentine peso in May 2023.

International credit cards, such as Visa or Mastercard, are generally accepted in many places.

However, it is always recommended that you also have little cash for smaller businesses, local markets and smaller institutions that may not accept credit cards.

Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. ATMs are easily accessible, allowing you to withdraw cash in Indonesian rupees as needed.

Be sure to check the fees for withdrawing money and paying abroad with your bank before your trip.

With about 5 € you can eat well in a snack bar, with 10 € in a restaurant. Food from the supermarket will also cost you much cheaper than usual – but do not rejoice too much about all the “cheap” things, especially when you are with Argentines, as for them it is not as cheap as for you!

A bus ticket costs around €0.5, a 10-minute taxi ride costs around €4. A comfortable 10-hour bus ride – for example from Buenos Aires to Córdoba costs around €40.

We advise you to buy a local SIM card with internet when you arrive in the area, at the airport, as wifi can be limited on certain projects.

Please refer to the brochure according to your program.

In Argentina, the dress code varies by region, context and occasion. In big cities like Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Rosario, the dress style is generally modern and casual, similar to that found in other major international cities.


It is also important to note that if you visit religious sites or historical monuments, it may be appropriate to wear more modest and respectful clothing, covering the shoulders and legs.

Drinking tap water in Argentina is generally not recommended. Tap water is not considered safe for direct consumption due to the potential risk of bacterial contamination.

To avoid water-related health problems, it is recommended to drink water in sealed bottle, filtered water, or use the filtered water fountains available on some projects.

Yes! You must purchase an adapter to connect the devices.

In Argentina, electrical outlets are typically type C (two round pin socket) or type I (three flat angled pin socket).

The voltage in Argentina is 220 volts.

Laundry options vary from one project to another and are generally indicated in the guide provided by each project.

Some projects offer an included laundry service, while others use an external service for a small fee.

In any case, there are ways to wash your clothes during your stay.