Program Overview

Intern in the international and vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Gain hands-on experience in the field of your choice, all while you learn Spanish in a full immersion experience. You could find yourself working with large international companies or smaller entrepreneurial ones. The city itself is always moving, with millions of people working, eating, and having fun into all hours of the morning. While the Argentine accent takes a little getting used to, the great city of Buenos Aires is easy for anyone to love.

GPA Requirement
2.5
Application Deadlines
Spring: October 1 | November 1
Fall: May 1 | June 1
Summer: March 15 | April 1
Avg Course Load
Optional: 3-12 US credits
Language(s) of Instruction
English and Spanish

Key Program Highlights

  • Eat some of the best food in the world in the restaurants and markets of Buenos Aires
  • Homestay experience to learn more about Argentine culture
  • Placements for beginner or advanced Spanish speakers
  • Strong on-site support from our wonderful Site Director
  • Amazing excursion out of the city, to a traditional Estancia where you’ll ride horses and live like a ‘gaucho’
  • Wide range of internship fields with high level placements

Your Journey Begins Here

  • Connect with your Global Advisor to start planning. Apply by the application deadline.

  • Meet your Program Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, payments, etc. Attend a pre-departure orientation.

  • Fly away. You'll be greeted at the airport, participate in a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Internship Placement

Below are a few sample business and economics internship placements undertaken by past participants.
There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized.
Contact an advisor to learn more!

Business Development Intern with e-Learning Company
This is a large organization that works around the world delivering cutting-edge e-learning opportunities to people and businesses. As the organization grows, you could join one of several teams: product development and design, app and software development, or business management and development. Many possibilities await you.
Business Administration Intern at Social Enterprise
This organization is a great place for a first job experience, where you'll learn about teamwork in a multicultural environment while exploring Buenos Aires. Your role could include analyzing business certification evaluation processes and identifying the gaps in the organization's capacity to achieve that certification. A large amount of competitor analysis will be involved in this startup work.
Marketing Intern at Workforce Training Company
Whatever the business challenge, this organization partners with clients every step of the way to find the learning technology or solution that fits best—and gets results. You'll study how the inbound marketing process works in other world regions. Adapting that process to the Latin American environment, you'll assist in the planning of a business strategy.
Earn credit 

Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Learn More →

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.

Plaza de Mayo

The city centre of Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo has been the scene of the most momentous events in Argentine history, as well as the largest popular demonstrations in the country. On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the May Revolution in 1811, the Pirámide de Mayo (English: May Pyramid) was inaugurated in the square's hub, becoming Buenos Aires' first national monument. It hosts the government house, the Buenos Aires Cathedral and the Cabildo, the site of Spain's administration back in colonial times.

Puerto Madero

The newest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero hosts a beautiful waterfront, 5 star hotels, an ecological reserve and contemporary architecture. We walk from Plaza de Mayo down to the river - a great place to enjoy a Mate picnic! The most emblematic point for a picture is the Women's Bridge, a stunning feat of engineering as well as a work of art. Its design resembles a hook or a tooth of some sort, but actually, the architect Santiago Calatrava designed the bridge to look like a couple dancing the tango. The bridge is pedestrian only, and rotates a full 90 degrees to allow ships to pass by.

Tigre

A welcome escape from the busier districts in Buenos Aires, Tigre is a tranquil setting surrounded by bodies of water and nature. Your visit may include a ferry ride to an island just off the coast, a tour of the fruit market, or a trek through a nature reserve.


Life in Buenos Aires

Welcome and Orientation

Upon arrival you’ll take part in a comprehensive orientation program. You’ll learn the “do’s and don’ts” of living in Argentina. Where to go out, how to stay safe, where to shop are just a few of questions that will be answered by our staff. During the first few days you can take the Buenos Aires Bus to check out the top twenty must-see points of the city. During orientation, we’ll also tell you all about our favorite places in town (restaurants, museums, markets etc). Oh, and you’ll join in on a welcome meal, something traditional and yummy (empanadas, anyone?) so that you can start to taste the local flavor.

Farewell and Re-entry Program

Though you’re not an astronaut returning from space, re-entering your home culture after being abroad can be shocking to the system. We’ll walk you through some of the things to expect, rehash your time abroad so that you can remember the highlights and, yep, we’ll feed you again as part of our farewell to Argentina.

Housing Options

CISabroad Argentina participants will stay in a homestay during the program.

Homestay

In the homestay, students will live with a local family as well as other international students. The number of people in the house or apartment varies depending on which homestay is assigned to the student, but all homestays include a private room, wifi access, 5 meals a week and access to the kitchen. The homestays are located 20-30 minutes from the University by public transportation. This is a great way to practice Spanish and experience Argentine culture, but also have other international students around.

Local Life

  • Explore the parks: Buenos Aires is full of beautiful parks. Whether you want a casual stroll or fast paced jog, they are a great place to check out.
  • Calle Defensa: This world class Sunday market has every kind of craft you can imagine. There you can enjoy the sound of local musicians, taste the delicious food and be entertained by the street performers.
  • Do the Tango: This traditional, passionate dance is what Argentina is known for! Strut your stuff alongside the locals at La Ideal or La Viruta.
  • Drink “Mate”: Mate is the Buenos Aires drink of choice. Our favorite way to enjoy it is at a cafe in the historical center with a churro or dulce de leche snack, perhaps at El Rosadal.

More About Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the second largest city in Latin America with 14 million people. Visitors call it the “Paris of the South” because it resembles a European city. Here, you'll find tree-lined streets, cafes on every corner, and fantastic shopping. You'll dance the tango and drink yerba mate in this cosmopolitan metropolis that never seems to sleep.

Porteños will love showing you their lifestyle and helping you learn Spanish in their unique accented speech. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, ask a new friend to bring you to the Superclásico. This is a fútbol match between local rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate. City-wide support is split between the two teams, which means fans get very passionate!  Buenos Aires’ fun, vibrant environment is full of activities. You can shop and stroll on Calle Florida or at Plaza Francia. Visit the free Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the center of Argentine art. Relax or study in the postcard-perfect Plaza de Mayo or walk the cobblestone streets of San Telmo. Finally, you can fall in love with Palermo’s parks.

As a CISabroad summer or semester student in Buenos Aires, you'll be based in Belgrano. The largely residential neighborhood offers tree-lined avenues and tranquil parks. As a result, many upper-class Argentines and expatriates call this area home. Palermo, the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, sits between Belgrano and the official downtown area. Therefore, you'll have easy access to everything from sports stadiums to a planetarium, botanical gardens, and parks. Many of the areas within Palermo are considered to be trend setters in Argentinian fashion and art, so prepare to be wowed.

Student Feedback

The program in Argentina was exactly what I was looking for. I loved being surrounded by a foreign language. Now that I am back in the United States, I actively seek out opportunities to practice my second language.

Michael Barnes, Semester in Argentina, East Tennessee State University, Spanish and Communication Studies

Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team

Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Keegan Burdette
Internship Enrollment Advisor

Travel Tip: My travel necessities are an open mind, a wristwatch and a journal.

Learn more about Keegan

Marina Weinstein
Site Director in Argentina

Travel Tip: Bring comfy shoes as Buenos Aires is very walkable. A great pastime is simply walking the city with no time restriction or plans. Also, get used to saying hi with a hug and a kiss.

Learn more about Marina

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please do not book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Spring 2019: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    October 1
    Arrival
    January 26
    Orientation
    January 27
    Departure
    March 23 | April 20
    PRICE
    $4,490 - $5,290
  • Spring 2019: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    November 1
    Arrival
    February 23
    Orientation
    February 24
    Departure
    April 20 | May 18
    PRICE
    $4,490 - $5,290
  • Summer 2019: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    March 15
    Arrival
    May 18 (Estimated)
    Orientation
    May 19 (Estimated)
    Departure
    July 13 | August 10 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $4,490 - $5,290 (Estimated)
  • Summer 2019: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    April 1
    Arrival
    June 15 (Estimated)
    Orientation
    June 16 (Estimated)
    Departure
    August 10 | September 7 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $4,490 - $5,290 (Estimated)
  • Fall 2019: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    May 1
    Arrival
    August 31 (Estimated)
    Departure
    October 26 | November 23 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $4,390 - $5,190
  • Fall 2019: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    June 1
    Arrival
    October 6 (Estimated)
    Orientation
    October 7 (Estimated)
    Departure
    December 1 | December 29 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $4,390 - $5,190

CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON

Intensive Spanish language (non-credit bearing). Please ask your advisor for details.

Program Inclusions

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • One Excursion
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Airport pickup service
  • On-site support
  • Career Launch Toolkit
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription
  • La Vida Local cultural program