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. Add our Jewish Immersion Program, which offers support, cultural activities, and connections with the local Jewish community – the sixth-largest in the world.

GPA Requirement
2.5
Application Deadlines
Spring 2020: Session 1: October 15
Spring 2020: Session 2: November 15
Summer 2020: Session 1: March 1
Summer 2020: Session 2: April 1
Fall 2020: Session 1: May 1
Fall 2020: Session 2: June 1
Spring 2021: Session 1: October 1
Spring 2021: Session 2: November 1
Avg Course Load
Optional: 3 - 12 US credits
Language(s) of Instruction
English and Spanish
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
  • Wide range of internship fields with high level placements
Your Journey Begins Here
  • Connect with your friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
  • Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
  • Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Internship Placements

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!

Graphic Design Intern at Business Incubator
Use your talent for visual communication to improve marketing materials for growing companies. Responsibilities include working with design collateral within Adobe Suite, offering fresh ideas for branding, and digital design projects.
Digital Marketing Intern at Services Company
Take your love of social media marketing to the next level by creating content for social networks and blogs. Tasks include reviewing Google Analytics data to provide insights about digital marketing efforts and improving SEO. No Japanese is needed - just a passion for reaching audiences online.
Custom Business Internship
Whether you’re interested in consumer electronics, transportation, or the growing industries of consumer behavior and product analysis, a placement in Japan’s innovative business sector could be the right fit for you. Placements can be at either local or multinational companies, and can accommodate students in marketing, product development, HR, advertising, and more.
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 →

Life In Buenos Aires

Welcome and Orientation

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.

Live La Vida Local

  • 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.

Housing in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires – Homestay

Location

In homestays, participants 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.

All homestays include a private room and Wi-Fi. The homestays are located 10-30 minutes by public transportation from Universidad de Belgrano. This is a great way to practice Spanish and experience Argentine culture, but also have other international students nearby.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: The Jewish Immersion program add-on includes a homestay accommodation with Jewish families, matching each student with a family with a similar level of observance and customs as well as other identity-based support for Jewish students.

Photo: Argentina Site Director Marina introducing new students to their host family.

Meals

Your homestay family will cook you 10 meals a week (breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday). Depending on your host family’s preference, you may also have access to the kitchen to take care of the rest of your meals.

Inclusions and Amenities

Commute Public Transportation
Kitchen Equipment
Meals Homestay
Private Room
Wi-Fi

Buenos Aires – Residence Hall

Location

The residence is a big, beautiful house located in the heart of Palermo Hollywood (a very trendy area!) where a lot of locals and students from abroad live. Most in the residence are from other cities in Argentina and nearby countries, a lot of them studying at the University of Buenos Aires.

You will be accommodated in a double room with private bathroom. There are study rooms, Wi-Fi, and laundry is provided at an extra cost.

Meals

You will have access to the kitchen for preparing your meals.

Inclusions and Amenities

Commute Public Transportation
Kitchen Equipment
Meals Homestay
Private Room
Wi-Fi
Bathroom Ensuite
Double Room
Kitchen Equipment
Laundry On-site
Study Areas
Wi-Fi

Meet Your Site Director

Welcome & 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 & Re-Entry

Returning to your home culture after being abroad can be shocking to the system, especially as you transition away from the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires! In fact, “reverse culture shock” is oftentimes even more pronounced than the initial culture shock you may have experienced, as you will have expanded your horizons and altered your worldview. We’ve been through it, so we’ll walk you through some of the things to expect and help you process your experience in Argentina over a tasty meal.

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.

About Marina

Marina was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.​ She is passionate for traveling, animal and specially dogs lover and defines herself as an aspirational veggie. Over the last ​ten years she has been working on a small business of her own, dedicated to build travel programs for groups that want to experience Buenos Aires in an alternative way. ​She ​studied Social Communications ​a​t the University of Buenos Aires​ and specialized in Digital Strategies and Content. She is very happy to be part of the growing CIS Abroad, offering her expertise​ as a traveler and as a pure “Porteña” ​ to excited students. In her free time she practices yoga, ​paints, cooks healthy food​ and enjoys meeting with friends. She is married and has a dog named Dar​k – but she calls him Pepino (cucumber).

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.

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.

Jessica Aharon
Program Enrollment Coordinator

Travel Tip: Leave everything you think you know about traveling, the country, culture, or people, behind you! You’ll most likely be surprised, so discover everything as new. Take public transportation and make friends with locals- they will show you the best places and usually hook you up. Most of all, stay present and enjoy! 🙂

Learn more about Jessica

Joan Perreault
International Operations Manager - Spain and Latin America

Travel Tip: Drink coffee the local way. Dine with a host family. Eat some recommended street food. Drink fresh juice from local fruits. Find that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that will probably serve the best meal of your time abroad (and it will likely cost less too!). Food and drink can be an excellent inroad to getting to know another culture.

Learn more about Joan

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

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Spring 2020: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    October 15
    Arrival
    February 1
    Departure
    March 28 | April 25
    PRICE
    $4,790 - $5,690
  • Spring 2020: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    November 15
    Arrival
    March 6
    Departure
    May 2 | May 30
    PRICE
    $4,790 - $5,690
  • Summer 2020: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    March 1
    Arrival
    May 23
    Departure
    July 18 | August 15
    PRICE
    $4,590 - $5,390
  • Summer 2020: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    April 1
    Arrival
    June 19
    Departure
    August 15 | September 12
    PRICE
    $4,590 - $5,390
  • Fall 2020: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    May 1
    Arrival
    August 22
    Departure
    October 10 | November 7
    PRICE
    $4,590 - $5,390
  • Fall 2020: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    June 1
    Arrival
    September 12
    Departure
    November 8 | December 5
    PRICE
    $4,590 - $5,390
  • Spring 2021: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    October 1
    Arrival
    February 1 (Estimated)
    Departure
    March 27 | April 24 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $4,790 - $5,690 (Estimated)
  • Spring 2021: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    November 1
    Arrival
    March 5 (Estimated)
    Departure
    May 1 | May 29 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $4,790 - $5,690 (Estimated)

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

Program Inclusions

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

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