FAQ

The following are the questions most frequently asked by accepted students and their parents. 
 

When are spring/fall break and long weekends so that I can plan travel or to have visitors?​

​Each semester does have a break but they vary each year, depending on the university schedule.   No travel should be booked without consulting with the semester schedule to ensure that your plans do not conflict with any programs commitments. 
 

I'm arriving early, or my family is planning to visit, are there recommended hotels near campus?

 The program dates take into account that students will need some time to acclimate before the semester.  But if students do wish to arrive sooner, before the start of the program, please note that they are responsible for their transportation from the airport and all ​accommodations until the start of the semester.

There are many options for places to stay and students can contact the IFSA staff in Buenos Aires for suggestions.
 

Do I need to bring pillows/blankets/linens/towels?

​These are all provided, but often students prefer to bring their own anyway.  
 

Do I need special health insurance?

Trinity provides, as part of the comprehensive fee for the program, excellent international medical insurance. Students should maintain whatever insurance they have in the U.S. so that there are no gaps in coverage, but they do not need to acquire additional insurance on their own. 
 

Do I need any additional immunizations?

There are no additional immunizations needed for Buenos Aires but students will most likely be travelling to other parts of the country or to other countries so they should consult the website for the Center for Disease Control at cdc.gov
 

I am vegetarian/vegan or have other dietary restrictions. Will this be a problem?

There is a lot of meat consumed in Argentina so being a vegetarian can be a bit challenging but not impossible.  Students who are vegetarian must be sure to communicate this to the OSA adviser and IFSA staff via the housing placement questionnaire. Similarly, any other dietary restrictions should be communicated early on so that students can be placed with a family who is able to accommodate them.