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Ashli Hilton
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Username: Ashli44

Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello all,

I am a 22 year old student just about to graduate from university with a degree in Spanish and in Mass Media Productions. I currently live in Missouri, USA. I am bilingual and am hoping to move to Argentina in July of next year just to experience new things. I am hoping to live and work in Mendoza as I've heard nothing but great things about it.

I was wondering if anyone could give me any information on what the cost of living is like, what the people are like, etc. Also, and most importantly, I was hoping someone might be able to give me some information on how the job market is? I would like to work either as a nanny or as a private english tutor.

Any information will be helpful!

Thanks so much,
~Ashli
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Roberto
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Post Number: 814
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ashli, welcome! If noone chimes in make sure to contact Riyad from this forum. He may have some answers... Check here

(Message edited by admin on October 27, 2006)
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Gustavo Flores
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Username: Xgustax

Post Number: 57
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Ashli I can help you I lived in Mendoza for almost all my life. Feel free to Private message me any questions.

Take care
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Robert Gisborn
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 4:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm also interested in Mendoza. I know Mendoza city is a beautiful city located in a beautiful part of Argentina. I'm sure Mendozans are friendly people. However, as an older pensioner I'm more concerned about about personal security than others might be. Many of the crimes I read about in Clarin seem to be carried out by violent idiots, who will sacrifice lives for a few dollars and seem to regard their own lives with total indifference. One suspects that the little intelligence these criminals had, has been destroyed by drugs. I do notice few of these crimes occur in Mendoza-mostly BA. What is your take on the security situation in Mendoza? How does it compare to Buenos Aires?
I hope you realize, more than anything else, the fear of random, senseless crime keeps tourists and pensioners from your country. These are millions of people with vast amounts of disposable income that these street idiots are keeping away.

Bob
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Riyad Anabtawi
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Username: Riyada

Post Number: 120
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I live in Mendoza, and the city is lovely, European style, lots of cafes and great restaurants. The suburbs are great too if you all are into the outdoors, rivers fishing etc
Only problem is crime, happened to me when they cleaned my belongings in my Quinta, with a truck.. The police useless too.
Depends where you all going to live, but in general with alarm in place there should't be any problem and use common sense.
As for Ashli, I can help you with the proper contacts here in the many private bi-lingual schools.. They are in bad need of English teachers. Also private teachers are scarce here.
Cheers
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Joselin
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 14
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Riyad,

What can you tell me about La Consulta-San Carlos? This is the area in Mendoza I am planning on visiting in a few months.

Thanks,
Jos
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Ashli Hilton
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Username: Ashli44

Post Number: 4
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 6:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Riyad, just read your post from Nov 10th. I would appreciate the help with contacts to private schools. I will be sure to contact you when the time approaches. As I have mentioned, I can't come down until sometime in July because that's when my lease is up.

Thanks so much for the help Riyad!
Chao-
Ashli
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larry Rogers
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Username: Larryr30

Post Number: 19
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Riyad,
Let me start by saying that you site is full of useful information and set up well...good to see!

Next, I'm coming to Mendoza in a week or so and looking for a place, can you give me some good information on renting a place, either from an individual or company, I would like to stay a while (more than a month) and can pay up to 300.00 a month for a room...is that exceptable?

Do you know anyone personally that might rent a room out etc..Right now I'm staying in Alto Palermo and looking to leave the city. I would much rather enjoy a view of High Rise Mountains instead of High Rise buildings...I miss the outdoors.

Thanks
Larry
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movingtoargentina.typepad.com
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Username: Sapphos

Post Number: 56
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 6:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Larry, We rented from Martin Mendel last year. Very easy to work with and now they have a building with some new apartments as well. Try contacting him at www.deptosmendoza.com.ar
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larry Rogers
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Username: Larryr30

Post Number: 20
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 9:31 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well, I appreciate it...seems alittle hard to get information about sharing depart. or space in Mendoza and to add to the frustration you have certain individuals that avoid relplying to direct requests. I thought for a moment that this forum was to obtain information for travels to Argentina and while here, obtain travelers opinions and advices on Argentina.

Anyway, I appreciate the tip...thanks

Larry
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movingtoargentina.typepad.com
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 11:17 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Also, if you haven't already seen this site, it's where I originally found Martin's information. There are several options in here as well, some of whom are good about replying and other's not.

http://www.cuyo.com/departamentos.asp
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Riyad Anabtawi
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Username: Riyada

Post Number: 121
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 12:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Larry sorry for the late reply. But for 300 (You never stated what currency) I assume US $ you can get a swell apartment in Mendoza city. All it takes is a couple of nights in a cheap hotel and look at the newspaper adds.
I personally do not know of a place for rent.
But then again you say you want to live in the outdoors, outskirts, that is, of Mendoza. Maybe in Potrerillos, at the foothills of the Andes mountains, rivers, rafting, etc. Excquisite!
All this you can find in the "Andes" newspaper. Or any newspaper from Mendoza. Try to get a copy in BA. I am sure they sell them there.
Let me know
Cheers mate
Riyad
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movingtoargentina.typepad.com
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Username: Sapphos

Post Number: 58
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 12:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

and adding to what Riyad said, you can get online as well http://losandes.com.ar
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Riyad Anabtawi
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Username: Riyada

Post Number: 122
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 12:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Absolutely !
http://www.losandes.com.ar
Slipped my mind!
Thanks Sapphos!
While I am at it, this one is for Joselin, I have never been to la consulta, San Carlos, so I cannot give you first hand info. All I can advice is to google it.
Here is one link I found, but it is in Spanish:
http://www.cuyo.com/valledeuco/sancarlos.asp
Riyad
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larry Rogers
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Username: Larryr30

Post Number: 21
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 12:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks everyone, Riyad and Sappohs...good information will try to research it later this evening! Was hoping that alittle flame in my response to the forums would spark interest...it's still a great place, and sorry Riyad, with all respect!

Sould get the ball rolling again...it's been a week long mission
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 841
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 2:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Larry, your request is complex. Noone can really help if they haven't done exactly this. If you are in the market for 1 room or a studio for 1 month at usd $300 the fastest way to obtain an answer would be by consulting with 2 or 3 real estate agents locally, alternatively one that has offices nationwide. There are some limitations for short-stay rentals and Argentina itself is plagued with burocracy and procedures. In case you were also wondering about roommating, we have no history on this. It took me less than a week to rent a gorgeous room in St. Charles Ave in New Orleans right after landing in the US in 1991 from a lady who was thrilled to have some company and someone sharing the bills. Very rare in Argentina or Mendoza, unless friends/students that know each other .

An idea:

* publishing a request for a room at http://buenosaires.craigslist.org/.

R and L suggestions are good, checking the newspapers. And even this may require weeks till the right offer is published. Argentina is not the US and Mendoza is not even Buenos Aires, so these markets tend to be less efficient and slower.

Here are some classifieds published in 'Diario de Cuyo':

1. ALQUILO MONOAMBIENTE: por día, amoblado, Libertador y Aberastain. Tels. 156600693. /0261-4213001

2. MENDOZA DEPARTAMENTO: equipado, céntrico, para 2 ó 4 personas. /0261-4210222.

3. MENDOZA POR DIA: alquilo dpto. céntrico, totalmente equipado y cochera. San Martín y Espejo.0261-155272084. Nextel 561*4743.

4. MENDOZA: microcentro, departamentos amoblados, Peatonal Presidente, cochera, aire, cable 2/4/6 personas. 0261-156559165.

5. MENDOZA ALQUILO: Departamentos totalmente equipados, climatizados, cochera, confortables 0261-154194047

How about calling some of the numbers above and see if any of them belong to real estate agents that can offer you more?

You can also publish your request here:
http://mendoza.adoos.com.ar/search?province_id=MZA &section_id=1&busqueda=2

I see someone requesting a room in Mendoza like you, but bear in mind that the internet is not as widespread as in the US, so the old fashion way of contacting a mom&pop local agent may still be the best.

It is not that others don't want to help. They may just have no answer.
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larry Rogers
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Username: Larryr30

Post Number: 22
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 4:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks also Roberto for you response and final statement...I do agree with that, it was not my intensions on sturring the waters more than just alittle. To say the least it has produced though a good array of results. Thanks again and will give all avenues a try.
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movingtoargentina.typepad.com
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Post Number: 59
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 4:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Larry, something else you might consider and perhaps already thought of would be to rent a furnished apartment for a month or two on a temporary basis while you take the time to look for a long term one. I sent someone to Martin a month or so ago and while he didn't have anything at the time for long term rentals this was his suggestion as well. It gives you time to feel out the areas, talk to people, look at things which will vary in quality and price just as they do in BA. I might be able to get you in contact with a couple of people who live there as well if you want to email me off the forum at movingtoargentina@gmail.com
Before we relocated to BA, Mendoza was at the top of our list, but for personal reasons decided to go to the suburbs of BA instead.
Laura
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Roberto
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Post Number: 843
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 5:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bill's business inquiry was moved here
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Joselin
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 15
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks, Riyad.

I have been googling like a mad woman! I had seen the site you mentioned. Appreciate your help.

Muhas gracias,
Jos
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Hunter Houston
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Username: Hunterh99

Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have just graduated from the University of the South with an English degree and I'm interested in moving to Mendoza or Bariloche and teaching English. I am also an avid skier and would love to live in an area that has access to the Andes (las lenas I believe is the local ski mountain).

The problems I have run into are as follows:

1) Should I take a TEFL course before looking for a job?

2) Do I need to have a job lined up before I leave for Argentina? I have tried looking for job openings online, but have not found any.

3) Do I need a special Visa (i.e. work visa) to teach in Argentina? I have been told that the 90 day travel visa is all that is needed, and at the end of the 90 day period a quick border crossing is all that is necessary to renew the 90 day pass.

3) Housing - I assume that I would need to line up an apartment before leaving the U.S. Does anyone have any suggestions on areas of town that are safe as well as closer to the outskirts of town and towards ski areas?

Any information will help.

Thanks,
Hunter
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ron
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 9:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

can you tell me some good bilingual elementry schools in and around mendoza

thanks, ron
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1157
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Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 3:16 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hunter, I missed your post. Riyad is the Mendoza specialist but I am not sure if he is still active here. Perhaps you and Ron can pm him? These are my long shot answers:

1) Probably not.
2) I doubt you will find openings online. You may want to knock on doors when in Mendoza.
3) Sounds right.
4) To be done while in Mendoza. Since there are a good number of inexpensive hotels I would just negotiate a month or two at some of these and make that my beach head till I rent a permanent place or find a small gig.

Ron, check with Riyad please.
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valeria
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Username: Valley07

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 10:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey I was wondering if anyone could give me some information...My finace went back to his home country, Argentina 2 mths ago...he's living in Mendoza. Im going over there in Dec...I planned to go until march to check it out and see what possibilities are out there for me. But now I'm thinkin of staying and going to school there. I wanted to get some feedback on different colleges or technical schools I can look up. Also if anyone knows of a government website of some type that can maybe give me some insight to what the salaries are like and what kind of careers pay more. I've got some college credits from here but Idk if theyll count for anything down there. Im 21 years old and originally from Uruguay, Idk if having a Uruguay citizenship will be to my advantage or just not count for anything. I still have to call the consulate and ask what I have to do in order to study and work there. As much as my fiance loves it down there and I'm sure I will to, I would like to know what kinda of possibilities are out there. Some people I talk to say aregntina is doing great and others tell me the opposite but then again you could say the same of the U.S....anyway...if anyone has any insight plz respond...thank u!
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WelcomeToMendoza.com
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Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 10:56 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Valeria and others interested in Mendoza. Mendoza is doing great and not so great, just like much of Argentina after 5 years of boom. Make sure you are well funded and pad you budget and tolerance levels some, and you will enjoy what so many are enjoying right now. Crime still is an issue and just like anywhere, play it smart, stay/drive low profile, think in pesos, and join the majority ranks who are outraged that crime has gone from almost nill in the 70's (due to military rule) to levels that som people would compare to fully developed nations. There is a lot of petty crime here with occasional bouts of violent crime but this is very rare against a smart foreigner, and more common in the some of the local barrios where people are very financially frustrated.
Our kids have benefited greatly from immersion into a more formal and peer-respecting society, not to mention they now think they speak better Spanish than me! If you need assistance with relocation or property purchase/trouble-shooting, please let me know. More on me at:
http://www.travelsur.net/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?t pc=20&post=5611#POST5611
cheers
Sean
http://www.welcometomendoza.com
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movingtoargentina.typepad.com
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Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 12:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey Sean, glad to see you over here in this forum now, suprised you didn't get over here sooner :-) Riyad has shared a lot but you will be a definite welcome to the forum with all your Mendoza experiences as well!!

Laura
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