Most international flights arrive to Ezeiza International Airport. Currency
can be exchanged in the airport at Banco Nacion. The exchange rate is 1
peso = 1 US dollar. Teller machines are available and work with most major
credit cards. Public phones are either coin or card-operated. Cards are
available at the airport. A bus company (Manuel Tienda Leon) offers
transportation to downtown Buenos Aires at $17. The ride takes about 40'.
At the bus first stop in Buenos Aires, mini-vans redistribute passengers
at no extra cost within an extended area.
The ticket stand of the Manuel Tienda Leon company is the first stand after
you exit customs. There is also a public transportation bus that serves
downtown Buenos Aires at a cheaper rate, but we do not recommend it if
you carry a significant amount of luggage. If you do take this bus we recommend
the differential service (signaled by a D behind the windshield).
Most lectures will be held in the Aula Magna, on the first floor
of the first building (Pabellon 1) of the University Campus (Ciudad Universitaria).
Some activities may also take place in the Aula Pedro Federman.
Computer terminals will be available to School participants in the Computer
Lab on the second floor of the same building .
REGISTRATION AND SCHOOL SECRETARY
Registration of School participants will start at 2:00 PM of Monday
July 17th at the School site, at the entrance to the Aula Magna,
and will continue at the School Secretary.
The School secretary (Marta Pedernera) will assist participants from 13:00 to 17:00.
The University Campus (Ciudad Universitaria) is served by the bus lines
28, 33, 37, 42, 45, 107, 160. Some buses end their route before reaching
the University campus. Only those with a special sign ``Ciudad Universitaria"
behind the windshield serve the School site. You should step down from
the bus at the first stop inside campus. All bus routes end at their third
stop inside campus. The bus fare (approx. 70 cents) must be paid
aboard, using coin-operated ticket machines. You do not need to pay the
exact fare, but you must pay with coins (the driver will not provide change).
The lunch tickets provided to registered participants are valid
for the cafeteria in the ground floor of the building. They cover a choice
of main course or salad and quiche, plus dessert. Beverages are not
included (tap water is available free of charge). Tables will be reserved
for School participants at 12:30.
There are many restaurants specialized in barbecued meat along the river line, just exiting the University campus. The cost of an average lunch in those restaurants is above $15.
Card operated public phones, for local and international calls,
are available in the ground floor of the building. Cards are available
in the kiosk next to the building entrance. Long-distance phone and fax
services are also available in cabins next to the entrance to the
second building (Pabellon 2). The rates for international calls from these
cabins (``Locutorios'', also common downtown) are cheaper than hotel phone
The city of Buenos Aires offers a large choice of
Bus 45 has a stop nearby, in Piedras and Av. de Mayo, and serves the School
site. The cost of a special taxi-cab service (remise) from the hotel to
the School site is about \$10, and can be ordered from the hotel
A bus company (Manuel Tienda Leon) offers transportation from downtown Buenos Aires to Ezeiza International Airport at $17. The ride takes about 40'. The bus terminal is in Av. Santa Fe 790. Passengers can request to be picked up from the hotel at no extra charge to the phone number 4314-3636.
SOME PHONE NUMBERS
If you need to contact the School Organizers, phone to Mario Marconi: 4576-3300/04 (work) Ext:346; Claudio Iemmi: 4576- 3300/04 (work) Ext: 269; or Jorge Aliaga: 4576- 3300/04 (work) Ext: 280.
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