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Before you visit a new country, it is important to know the rules for the local trade.

As you may know, paying cash opens the possibility of getting very interesting discounts in Argentina. In fact, all Spanish courses at La Montaña Spanish School are subject to discount when paying cash.

Recently Revolut developed an application through which you can obtain cash at very affordable rates in ATMs arounde the world. If you are in Bariloche. See the site: https://www.revolut.com

Also, recently Revolut (https://www.revolut.com) and N26 (https://n26.com) have developed online accounts you can manage through an application on your mobile. Both services offer ATMs withdrawals with a very low fee. In fact the first three transactions are free or charge.
Because of the very high ATMs fees using standard banks, most of our students struggle to obtain discounts and end up paying high rates with credit cards.
There are also many other different ways to get cash in Argentina avoiding the excessive ATMs fees. In Bariloche there is a good net of money transfer services you can choose from.
One interesting option is sending money to yourself, so you will have enough cash to pay different services at very affordable price. You need to check beforehand how much you will pay for transfer fees with each company and compare to the 10% up to 20% fees the ATMs might charge.

Which money transfer service have offices in Bariloche?
Here you have a list of money transfer services through which you can get cash in Bariloche:
https://www.riamoneytransfer.com
https://www.westernunion.com
https://moneygram.com
https://www.xoom.com

If you are in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Rosario, Puerto Madryn or La Plata before you get in Bariloche, you can use AZIMO, (https://azimo.com/)  which offers the most affordable fee and also first transactions free of charge.

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  1. Decide what is your favorite location in the world where you would like to enjoy your time while having Spanish lessons.
  2. Do some research and find out what are the options concerning Spanish Schools available in your chosen place. 
  3. Make sure the websites you visit are really Spanish Schools and in case you notice it is an agent, try to find the website for the real school.
  4. Try to contact former students, or check first hand opinions about your chosen Spanish School. Most of them have some testimonials on FBK, Tripadvisor, Google, etc.
  5. Make sure posts on FBK, Tripadvisor, Google, Instagram, etc. are recent... sometimes they have ages!
  6. If you are alredy on site, it is a good idea to go in person to check the Spanish School.
  7. Ask about the teaching method, philosophy, number of students per class, extra curricular activities, volunteer projects or/and internships and make sure these match your interests and needs.
  8. Explore the options they offer for accommodation, such as homestays, hostels, etc.
  9. Compare the prices for Spanish courses with other Spanish Schools. Make sure you compare similar products. For example, some schools offer 25 hours per week but each hour is 45 minutes, while other schools offer 20 hours per week and each hour is 55 minutes.
  10. Follow your instincs, if you liked at first sigh, you might like it later.


If you would like to know more about our Spanish School in Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina, feel free to contact us!

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After-class cultural and outdoor activities.

Every week, three times per week, La Montaña Spanish School organizes cultural and/or outdoor activities. According to students' interests and needs, teachers choose some activities from a wide variety of options.
In this video you can  have a look and see samples for these possible activities. Don´t miss them out!

 

 

Gabrielle, from the US


 

Rachel, from Canada

Penny y Roberto de UK


Jesse and Leslie, from Seattle


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