by mas S. My experience with COINED proved to be a very disappointing one. They claim to be an organization that promotes learning and experiencing Argentina by providing a network of friends and family. Sadly, they don't seem to provide the friends/family support to travelers during emergencies. I signed up for a week long course in Buenos Aires with accomodations. I paid $450 and was immediately informed that I could not stay in the neighborhood in which I was told I could stay (Palermo). I had to stay in a much less desirable area. A few days before I was to begin the program, there was a death in my family and I had to leave Argentina and fly home to the US. COINED was very inflexible about refunding my money. There was a miscommunication about my options and when I requested the minimum amount returned, COINED refused. Emails to the manager were not returned. Basically, COINED took my $450 and would not work with me despite the family emergency. If you are looking at school in Argentina, I suggest you avoid COINED in case your travel plans change. They seem all too happy to keep your money for no reason at all. The telephone/Skype/internet representative named Maria is super nice, but the manager should be ashamed of himself for not working with someone dealing with a family emergency. $450 is nothing compared with the stress of a family emergency.Thursday, 03 June 2010 0 people like this.