Welcome to the Puentes adventure!
The goal of the Puentes experience is to build bridges connecting undergraduate students and recent graduates with professional and cultural opportunities in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We provide a complete immersion experience with the following components:
- Internship: The core component of the Puentes experience is an engaging internship at a high-performing nonprofit or business in Buenos Aires, in which you undertake meaningful work with close guidance.
- Professional Enrichment: Your internship is complemented by one-on-one mentoring sessions with Puentes staff on professional development topics, such as resume building, interviewing skills, and presenting, in order to provide you with valuable insights and tools to advance your career. You also have access to professional talks and seminars in Buenos Aires.
- Cultural Immersion: You become immersed in the “porteño” culture through a city tour, tango lesson, and day trip to an Argentine ranch, plus invitations to weekly cultural events in Buenos Aires and optional excursions to other regions of Argentina.
- Spanish Jumpstart: We arrange intensive Spanish classes if you desire to jumpstart your integration into your new home country.
- Housing: We identify pre-screened and comfortable housing for you with homestay families, shared apartments, or student residences.
- Puentes Support: Before, during, and after your Puentes experience, we are dedicated to making your adventure in Argentina as enjoyable and impactful as possible. We help you with all pre-departure details and arrangements and meet you at the airport. We provide constant, reliable, and cheerful 24-7 support on the ground in Buenos Aires.