I'm a student who is going to be studying abroad this upcoming August - December. I am torn between Valparaiso/Vina del Mar, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. What's most important to me is CULTURE. I want to meet locals, learn customs, and speak spanish (I'm at an intermediate level, but I'll be studying more in the upcoming months and during my stay abroad as well). I want to do lots of outdoor activities. I currently live in NYC so I'm not crazy about a bustling metropolitan area. Cities are great, but I want to do alot of excursions. Real travel. Does anyone have advice on Valpo? The people? The atmosphere? Good for students? And if you have advice on BA and how the two compare, that'd be great too. Thanks for the help in advance!!!