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Adventures Online: The Best of Buenos Aires

Discover the city of Buenos Aires during an online learning adventure live from Argentina! Talk with local experts as you enjoy virtual field trips, insightful lectures and more.
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Program No. 24208RJ
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4 days
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Online Program

Adventures Online: The Best of Buenos Aires

Discover the city of Buenos Aires during an online learning adventure live from Argentina! Talk with local experts as you enjoy virtual field trips, insightful lectures and more.
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Buenos Aires is a rare find — as a historic city that maintains its aristocratic charm while having a finger on the pulse of modern culture and a diverse demographic, it’s no wonder that many consider this Argentinian capital to be the “Paris of South America.” Experience the very best of Buenos Aires during a live, online learning adventure that introduces you to the city’s finest neighborhoods, its vibrant history, and its colorful art scene. Take in a live tango performance, enjoy a virtual walk along cobblestone streets to admire landmarks like the Government Palace and Colon Opera House and learn about the legacy of Eva Peron. In addition to online field trips, your experts will share their knowledge during fascinating lectures and presentations on the city’s history, from its independence from Spain to the emergence of diverse neighborhoods that have influenced the modern culture of Buenos Aires. Bond with your fellow Road Scholars as you learn about the tango, discuss Argentinian art and delight in the wonders of this South American city.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Take a virtual field trip to a milonga, or tango ballroom, to learn about this exciting Argentinian dance and watch a performance by local dancers.
  • Get a first-hand look at street art in Buenos Aires during a virtual field trip that shows you the works of Benito Quinquela Martin, as well as examples of street art in various parts of the city.
  • Experience the culture of Buenos Aires as you join your expert for virtual walks through some of the city’s most fascinating neighborhoods including Plaza de Mayo and La Boca, and discover landmarks including the Colon Opera House, Recoleta Cemetery and more.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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Buenos Aires: 400 Years
by Stanley R. Ross, Thomas F. McGann
Buenos Aires: 400 Years attests to the long, diverse, and fascinating life of this urban mass of some six hundred square miles and eleven million inhabitants, which began as a tiny palisaded outpost on the remote fringe of the Spanish Empire. That colonial past is skillfully described here, but so too is the future of Buenos Aires. Each essay reveals much about the sociological and economic life of the city and the dynamic history of its people.
Buenos Aires: The Biography of a City
by James Gardner
In Buenos Aires, Art and culture critic James Gardner offers a colorful biography of the "Paris of the South," from its origins and time as a colonial city, through its Golden age, the rise of Peron, and the Falklands War, to the present day. With entertaining asides about art, architecture, literature, food and dance, as well as local customs and colorful personalities, this is a rich and unique historical narrative of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires: A Cultural History (Cultural Histories Series)
by Jason Wilson
Jason Wilson explores this contradictory and culturally rich city by tracing its development from remote ranching settlement to modern metropolis. Taking landmarks, both well-known and hidden, as starting points for a journey of discovery, he looks at the events, people and writing that have shaped modern Buenos Aires and its cultural life.
Santa Evita (Saint Evita)
by Tomas Eloy Martinez
English version. A novel about the death of Eva Peron. Faced with losing her, her husband decided to make her immortal by having her preserved and put on display as Saint Evita. Hidden, hijacked, replicated, buried and resurrected, her body became a focus for mystical adoration as well as for carnal love.
Art Nouveau in Buenos Aires: A Love Story
by Anat Meidan
Buenos Aries boasts a number of impressive buildings in a range of architectural styles. But when Anat Meidan, an art collector with a passion for La Belle Époque, moved to the city, she was delighted to discover how much of the city’s Art Nouveau architecture from the early 20th century had survived. The author set about researching these extraordinary buildings as well as the people who designed and built them.
On Argentina
by Jorge Luis Borges
English Version. Jorge Luis Borges wrote about Argentina as only someone passionate about his homeland can. On Argentina reveals the many facets of his passion in essays, poems, and stories through which he sought to bring Argentina forward on the world stage, and to do for Buenos Aires what James Joyce did for Dublin.
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4.92 Average
(5)

With in person programs no longer being an option, I turned to on line programs. As I found with in person Road Scholar programs, Best of Buenos Aires was excellent. With his knowledge and presentation Darío built and maintained an interest in the entire program. I am glad that I was part of the program.

(5)

Buenos Aires overflows with gorgeous architecture--from colonial to art deco to make-shift modern (corregated iron painted with whatever color is around), the city grabs you. The history is interesting, of course, and, like the US, a story of immigrants fleeing from (primarily European) oppression and poverty. The people are engaging, as is their art--graffiti is not a crime but a valued art form. Our guide was charming and informative, and my impression of him, his beloved city, and my fellow Scholars is altogether positive.

(5)

Great experience--almost as good as being in Buenos Aires in person. The upside of virtual learning--no jet lag!! I learned so much about the culture, architecture, and history. I was impressed with how well the technology worked. Our instructor, Dario, did a wonderful job of conveying the spirit of the city and of building a shared experience for our group. I particularly enjoyed our "walking tours" of the city. The program has whet my appetite to visit Argentina once we can travel again

(4)

A very independent tour of Buenos Aires with a very knowledgeable and generous guide.

(5)

Dario Jaremczuk is not only very charming and charismatic but you will learn a lot about his city, Buenos Aires. He is very well-organized and has put a lot of thought into his presentation. His handouts are interesting , informative correlating well with his lecture and visuals. Dario involves his audience and makes you feel as if you are on “an actual tour” with him of this beautiful city. He includes some “surprises” which I won’t divulge but assure you that you will appreciate them! I throughly enjoyed and am more knowledgeable about a city which intrigued me when I visited it almost 50 years ago. T. Dianne Chenier Class of 2002

(5)

Anyone with an interest in the art, architecture, history, or culture of Buenos Aires will enjoy this fact-filled, fun-filled virtual journey.

(5)

Dario took us on an imaginary 4 day journey to Buenos Aires where we learned about the impact the waves of immigrants had on architecture, art, music, literature and language. We peered into shops, awed by the famous book store that had once been an elegant theater and beheld other icons. For a change of pace, we were tutored in the tango. Our guide Dario never left our side as he encouraged questions that resulted in our enthusiasm for Buenos Aires.

(5)

Darío Jaremczuk is an amazing group leader with exceptional knowledge of and passion for his city. If anyone wants a deep understanding of the history, diverse people and culture of Buenos Aires, and a thoroughly joyful experience, they should take this class. I am still basking in the after-glow.

(5)

I participated in "Adventures Online: The Best of Buenos Aires" led by Dario Jaremczuk. It was a wonderful program and Dario was a fantastic leader. I learned so much about the history and culture of Buenos Aires. And the virtual tours made me feel as if I were seeing the sights in person. Dario shared his passion and expertise in such an engaging way. I would recommend this program to everyone.

(5)

Enjoyable and informative tour through the history and geography of Buenos Aires with maps, slides and videos.

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(5)

Fabulous online adventure to learn about and experience Buenos Aires - what a unique and diverse city. I loved learning about the culture - the art, the architecture, the music and dance (ready to tango?!) and I look forward to visiting the city in the future. Dario was a superb storyteller with excellent background knowledge and porteno passion!






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