I am looking for a host family in BA, will be staying four months or more. I have done some looking and it seems as expensive as sharing a flat. Any ideas anyone? Is it possible at all to pay around 200 USD per month? Thanks!
You could find a host family in Costa Rica, Ecuador, or Guatemala for that price or cheaper easily. If you are only interested in Spanish maybe look into doing that first in a different country for a month or so and then coming here after. You can find shares and pensions in less popular neighborhoods in Buenos Aires for that price as well. You could try to find aa apartment to share with porteños. In that case you would be living with locals but you would have no gaurantee that they would welcome you into their lives. When I was looking for a language school about a year ago it seemed to me that most were asking for about 300-400USD when trying to book your homestay through a language school in BA. Contacting local universities here may also generate some leads.