About our students

Testimonies

Angie White

"When I decided to travel to Argentina to learn Spanish and to attend the Day of Tradition at San Antonio de Areco I did not expect to meet such a wonderful, lively and energetic person as Patricia".

"From my very first emails of enquiry to my last day in Areco she was ‘there’ to answer any questions, or to help fulfil any wishes I had – and there were many!"

"Patricia is not only an excellent teacher of the Spanish language and traditions – she is the best personal ‘tour guide’ one could ever wish for – her ‘can do’ attitude made my visit to Areco the most memorable of my travels in Argentina. I look forward to the day I can return and catch up with mi amiga Patricia".

Angie White, Queensland, Australia

"I moved to Areco from Kentucky (USA) for work and spoke no spanish whats so ever. I thought I could learn spanish as i went along but it wasn't until I started taking lessons from Pat that I really got a grasp of the spanish language. Learning spanish with Pat was fun and in a very relaxed environment. I would recommend anybody to give it a go. Moi Bien".

Dan Verberne, Melbourne Australia

Corinne at the polo lessons

"After my brief introduction to St. Antonio de Areco something drew me back. Learning Spanish from Patricia was fun! We went out shopping! Of course that was a very expensive lesson, but I learned alot of local terminology about clothing! In the afternoon, Patricia provided me with the opportunity to ride through the Pampas on horseback. I even learned to play polo with an Argentine polo player. What a great holiday this was for me. As a busy tour operator, I have to thank Patricia for providing me with a holiday of my choice".

Corinne Thomson, Director, Voyages Millefleurs Travel Inc., Canada

"We are world travelers from the Nile to the Amazon and I must say that Patricia Jacovella created one of our most unique travel experiences EVER!".

"San Antonio de Areco is truly a living museum to the gaucho way of life. Let me start by saying that the best part about Patricia's lessons is that she allows you to somewhat customize based on what YOUR interests are".

Marilyn and Talaal Kaleel from Florida, USA