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Whether because parents work remotely or because they are looking for new adventures abroad with their family, La Montaña can help with all they need to know and do before making the move.

Moving to a new country is one of the most enriching experiences any family will encounter.

Setting up in Argentina presents its own set of unique opportunities and challenges. Making

the move with the deep support of locals who well-understand all of the unique issues you

may encounter can ensure the transition is a positive one.

Bariloche is undoubtedly one of the best towns in Patagonia for a sabbatical or for families in which parents work remotely.

Since 2002, leading Argentinian language school, La Montaña has supported families looking to spend

gap or sabbatical years in this quiet, safe and nature-filed environment. In addition to our

highly-regarded Spanish lessons, our team has developed specialist skills in helping families

in all aspects of making the move to Argentina.

La Montaña has earned its reputation for excellence thanks to our technical abilities, but also

the genuine connection we make with each of the families we encounter. We love our region

and have a genuine desire to see you happily established and able to enjoy all of its many

benefits just as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Our relocation staff have long experience of living and working both in Argentina and in

countries around the world. It is our ability to bridge the gap between your home culture and

the infrastructure and services available in Bariloche which has earned our team a loyal client

following over the years.

Our team has the all-important local knowledge you will require, including vast practical

experience in all aspects of daily life, legal and financial challenges, and a raft of

considerations which are entirely unique to our beautiful region.

If you are thinking about moving to Argentina with kids, or planning to spend some time in

Patagonia with your family from a few months to a few years, La Montaña can help with

every aspect of relocation, from planning, to transition, to enjoying your new life here:

Shorter Stays

La Montaña helps select the best housing option for you and your family, providing local
knowledge in relation to a wide range of furnished, fully-equipped mid-term rental
accommodation options. This includes handling all aspects of setting up utilities such as
electricity, gas, high speed internet, TV, local home phone, and more. Our careful preparation ahead of
time means you can go straight from the airport to your own place on arrival.

Longer Stays

For those looking to spend longer periods in Argentina, La Montaña helps to select the best
home for you and your family, according to your criteria and budget. This includes location
selection, visits and handling all of the practical arrangements associated with moving to a
new home. As locals, we make it our job to share all of the pros and cons of each potential
home and its immediate area so you can be safe in the knowledge that you are making the
right choices. We assist with lease negotiations as well as being present during the signing of
the leases, acting as both interpreters and advisors. We also provide walk-through and
inventory assistance.

Great Schools

One of the things that families find most challenging when making the move to Bariloche is
finding the right school for their children. Argentina has a unique educational programme
which can often cause confusion for incoming families. While bi-lingual schools may seem
like the logical best option, our team is at hand to ensure your children receive the very best
education during their time in Patagonia. La Montaña provides a tailor-made analysis of the
background and interests of each family, giving a range of the most appropriate options. We
accompany school visits, make on-line appointments with school faculties and administrations
and handle all of the practical aspects of ensuring a hassle-free transition for your kids. We
also accompany families to on-line and in-person interviews and handle all aspects of the
(often complex) registration process.

Understanding Patagonia

Key to a smooth transition is understanding the unique culture of both Argentina as a whole
and Patagonia in particular. You will have the support of our experienced team of locals,
each of whom has vast experience in helping incomers as they adapt to their new
environment. We offer the best advice for daily life; dealing with culture shock; verbal and
non-verbal communication styles, including virtual communication; working with locals
(management style, decision-making, and more). We also provide a brief overview of the
history, geography and political systems in place in our country and help you understand
Argentine habits and unspoken rules. Our workshops can be attended on-line before arrival or
in situ.

Market-Leaders in Translation & Interpretation

La Montaña brings you the benefit of one of the most experienced bi-lingual teams of
interpreters in our region. We can handle the full range of official and informal translations
and in-person interpretation needs. Our deep knowledge of the myriad local regulations is
also particularly helpful to incomers and includes tips and advice on getting things done
efficiently and effectively to the highest standard.

Learn Before You Travel

The more Spanish you and your family know before you get to Bariloche, the better.
Argentina is one of the few countries in South America where many people speak at least a
little English. However, you cannot rely only on English if you are making the move to
Patagonia – from a practical or a cultural standpoint. Speaking Spanish is a key factor in any
successful integration here, with locals warmly welcoming and appreciating all of your

Driving in Patagonia

Argentina is a huge country, so owning or renting a car is a must! This can be more complex
than in many other countries globally, so our team is at hand to advise you on your best
option. La Montaña carefully considers the unique needs of each family in terms of
expectations and life-style. We can handle all of the administrative aspects of buying or
renting, including obtaining a Drivers Licence, if necessary.

Additional Help & Support

The La Montaña team also helps with:
Medical insurance; general insurance; residency permits; D.N.I. assistance with paper work
related to your move; furniture/appliance purchases; advice on travel with pets; establishing
and cancelling property leases; inventory checks; negotiating deposit returns; setting up
phone/mobile lines; disconnection of utilities; sports services; shopping; summer camps;
medical assistance; giving birth in Argentina; paperwork and local regulations; notaries and
lawyers; currency, banks and exchange; customs issues.

La Montaña Former Students Network

In addition to giving you full access to relocation team, we will connect you with our network
of former students who have successfully made the move to Bariloche. You will be able to
ask each of them first-hand about their experiences.


For more information, please, feel free to contact us using this link.

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tulip fields

During Octber and November, every year students at La Montaña Spanish School can enjoy visiting tulip fields in Bariloche. 

Every spring Peninsula San Pedro is the place to admire colorful flower fields and to welcome the new spring season. People from all over the world come to enjoy the beautiful @viverochacradanubio and explore the tulip and daffodil fields just 30 minutes outside the center of Bariloche. 

By the end of the stroll students can also enjoy a great tea service with delicious pasteries.

This is one of the endless options to enjoy nature throughout Bariloche whole year round. Every season has something special to offer. Follow us on IG for more!

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La Montana Spanish in Bariloche is the leading Spanish Language and Culture Immersion Programs Center in Patagonia.

As part of the our cultural programs, the school supports local handmade and artisan production, helping small groups of artisans from remote areas in Patagonia to show and promote their work.

All the products posted in this blog are hand made with natural wool, natural dye and produced by the artisans with their own sheeps.

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With long traditions and experience, La Montaña provides the best language training and cultural experience in Patagonia and its Cultural Centre is legally constituted since 2002, working all year round in permanent premises for people of all backgrounds, ages and levels, from all over the world.
School Director and founder, Veronica Leone Arch UNR, combining her passions: Art, Architecture, Culture and Language and convinced that learning about a culture and its language is the best way to know a country and its people, has designed the unique characteristics for these programs making sure that the language learning provides an interesting and appealing cultural immersive frame.

Gabrielle, from the US


Rachel, from Canada

Penny y Roberto de UK

Jesse and Leslie, from Seattle

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