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
- Application Deadlines
- Summer: March 1 | April 1
Fall: May 1 | June 1
Spring: October 1 | November 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.
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!
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 →
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.
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.
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.
CISabroad Argentina participants will stay in a homestay during the program.
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.
- 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.
Your Support Staff
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.
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! 🙂
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.
Summer 2019: Session 1
Application DeadlineMarch 1ArrivalMay 25OrientationMay 26DepartureJuly 20 | August 17PRICE$4,590 - $5,390
Summer 2019: Session 2
Application DeadlineApril 1ArrivalJune 22OrientationJune 23DepartureAugust 17 | September 14PRICE$4,590 - $5,390
Fall 2019: Session 1
Application DeadlineMay 1ArrivalAugust 24OrientationAugust 25DepartureOctober 12 | November 9PRICE$4,590 - $5,390
Fall 2019: Session 2
Application DeadlineJune 1ArrivalSeptember 28OrientationSeptember 29DepartureNovember 23 | December 14PRICE$4,590 - $5,390
Spring 2020: Session 1
Application DeadlineOctober 1ArrivalJanuary 25 (Estimated)DepartureMarch 22 | April 19 (Estimated)PRICE$4,490 - $5,290 (Estimated)
Spring 2020: Session 2
Application DeadlineNovember 1ArrivalFebruary 22 (Estimated)DepartureApril 19 | May 17 (Estimated)PRICE$4,490 - $5,290 (Estimated)
CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.
Intensive Spanish language (non-credit bearing). Please ask your advisor for details.
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
- 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