Upon the students’ arrival, the CASA staff facilitate a week-long orientation to ensure the students’ transition into Argentinean culture, both academic and social, is a smooth one, through daily presentations and cultural, practical and academic events as part of the Pro-Seminar course.
Additionally, the Resident Director works closely with the local university exchange programs so that CASA students are included in all orientations, dinners, sports teams, and other organized social events. Students may also be matched up with local host students who show program participants around the city, and introduce them to Porteño and broader Argentinean culture.
In addition to the academic, social, and cultural support provided to the students, the CASA center coordinates activities and trips, such as museum visits and day-trips. A three-day long trip to Santiago, Chile, provides insight on regional differences within South America.