BLOCK to BLOCK: Rio to Buenos Aires

Considering changing locations between blocks during your Open Campus program? Here’s the inside scoop about traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires.

First. It’s easy. Brazil’s Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) airport is clean and organized with well-marked routes from check-in to boarding gate. If you’re not attempting to get there during rush hour, it’s just a 30-minute ride from the CIEE Global Institute in Rio.

Of course, the process of getting through security and passport control always depends upon the wave of travelers, but on this Sunday afternoon, it was quick and efficient. Take note, GIG is not small. Give yourself ample time to get to your gate – a good 15- to 20-minute walk, on average. Once you get there you can relax in one of the full-length lounge chairs with your feet up, until your flight to Buenos Aires boards.

If you’re lucky, you’ll end up on Aerolineas Argentina, rated the Best Airline in Latin America for 2019. An easy three-hour flight lands you in Buenos Aires at Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) where you follow the line for extranjeros or foreigners through migraciones aka immigration. Once you’ve fetched your luggage and strolled through customs, you’ll find a friendly CIEE staff member waiting to welcome you to the beautiful city of Buenos Aires!

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