Student Moving to BA

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#1
Hey, Im new to this group and was looking for some information on BA, let me give you some details of my situation
Im a Canadian university student and will be moving to BA next March 07. Ill be attending the Universidad Catholica Argentina for a year. I've been told by the university that rent in BA is usually around $180-200US; however, Ive been looking at these rental sites and I get the feeling that those numbers are slightly 'off'. Essentially, Im looking for a cheap apartment in a safe barrio thats close to the UCA campus, and I guess idealy I really just want a place where I can fully appreciate the culture and live like a porteno, and cheer for River Plata or Boca Juniors (umm...well i guess that will have to depend on where i live first..right)

So if anyone has any advice on finding cheap apartments for a year, or just general advice on making the move to BA it would be more than welcomed
Thanks,
Riaz (riaznathu@hotmail.com)
p.s. I wanted to buy a guitar (classical) when i move there, does anyone know price ranges?
 
#2
Riaz,
Please, check this article.

Ask your university if they can provide you with assistance for renting an apartment and in particular if they can give you a garantia or something similar to it. If you are talking about UCA buildings in Puerto Madero, San Telmo is within walking distance and may be a good choice.
Acoustic guitar prices are 100-600 pesos. There are a lot of musical instrument stores on calle Sarmiento between Parana and Callao.