Educational Trips on the Knox Program in Buenos Aires
The Knox Program in Buenos Aires includes compulsory educational field trips to Iguazú Falls and Patagonia. While in Iguazú Falls, you will explore the region where over 270 waterfalls converge and fly on ziplines through the rain forest canopy observing wildlife and plant species native and unique to the region. A trek on Perito Moreno Glacier, whale watching, mountain trekking, and further exploration via rugged 4x4 vehicles allow you to experience first hand the unspoiled beauty of Patagonia and glimpse the culture and customs of the indigenous people. Excursions and outings are arranged by the director in Buenos Aires. All expenses are included in the cost of the program.
Small trips within the city of Buenos Aires are designed to familiarize you with grassroots organizations in Argentina. These groups might include: the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, H.I.J.O.S. (children of the disappeared), the Catalinas Sur neighborhood theater, and recuperated factories. The program also hosts various activities such as meeting with filmmakers for a screening of their movies, visiting the National Environmental Justice Office to get a better sense of organizing first nations communities, or field trips exploring Buenos Aires street art and murals.
Opportunity for individual adventure
At the end of the school term, students will receive a stipend to travel on their own around Argentina and neighboring countries. In the past students have visited Mendoza, Salta, Jujuy, Córdoba, Bariloche, Uruguay, Bolivia, Perú, Chile, and Brazil!