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on 19 May 2020

Hi, when travel is possible again (whenever that maybe because of coronavirus), I’d love to plan a trip to South America. I have travelled solo across Europe before but for a short period of time and I’m not sure how it will compare to South America. I would really love to go to Argentina, Chile and Brazil, but I have a lot to think about. I’d like to stay there for at least a year, travelling and working, and improving my language skills. Does anyone have any tips or any suggestions of companies I can go to for advice and help on the move?

Thanks in advance!

Anonymous (not verified) on 8 Jun 2020 - 10:27


That sounds like a fantastic opportunity! Depending on where you're travelling from, you should think about the easiest and cheapest option – it may be cheaper to fly into Brazil first and then navigate from there, but that depends on your itinerary. Have a look at our essential guides for Argentina, Chile and Brazil for more. Expat Arrivals also provides useful guides for countries all around South and Latin America. 

These guides include important pages with things to think about, including Money and Banking – will you need to open a bank account or not – as well as exchanging currency. Are you looking for budget accommodation like hostels? Airbnb may give you a variety of options too. You can also find various property portals, so be sure to check out the Accommodation section on each guide too!

What sort of work are you looking into? Freelancing, odd jobs in each country or stable employment in one country to have as your base to travel from?

Keep us posted on how it goes!

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