Buenos Aires, with a population of about three million, is the capital city of the Republic of Argentina. The so-called Greater Buenos Aires
constitutes the third-largest metropolitan area in Latin America
, with a population of around thirteen million. It has been ranked as one of the most important global cities and competitive marketplaces of Latin America
Often called the “Paris of South America” for its modern architecture and rich European heritage, the city is a study in contrasts: European sensibilities and Latin American traditions; wide boulevards and cobblestone alleys; steamy tango and encyclopedic bookstores; sidewalk cafés and soccer fans.
The Belgrano neighborhood surrounding the university is a safe upper-middle class residential enclave only 30 minutes by bus or subway from downtown Buenos Aires, characterized by beautiful tree-lined streets, elegant houses, and high-rise apartment buildings. The largest boulevard in the area, Cabildo Avenue, features quaint corner cafes, neighborhood grocery stores, movie theatres and unique specialty shops for both students and locals to enjoy. There are excellent metro and bus lines connecting Belgrano to the rest of the city.