Immerse yourself in Argentina.  Get to know the hotspots and hidden gems of vibrant Buenos Aires – also known as the Paris of South America.

Buenos Aires is a beautiful city, full of countless cultural and social activities.  The cultural offerings are an integral backdrop to your Puentes experience.  As part of the Puentes program, you learn to dance the tango in a lesson, you explore the stunning sights of Buenos Aires on a city tour, and you enjoy a day trip to an "estancia" (Argentine ranch)

 

Buenos Aires City Tour

Upon your arrival to Argentina, you go on a half day tour of the major sights and neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.  Highlights include the colorful "Caminito" of La Boca, the vast parks of Palermo, the elegant Teatro Colón opera house, the Parisian architecture of Recoleta, and the historical Plaza de Mayo square.  This tour helps to orient you in your new home city.

 

Tango Class

Originating in Argentina in the 1880's, the tango is an important and vivid part of the country's heritage.  Argentines are enthusiastic and passionate dancers, so you can learn some of their dance moves in a tango class through the Puentes program.  Bring your dancing shoes!

 

Estancia Day Trip

San Antonio de Areco is the birthplace of the "gaucho" tradition.  You experience the vast Argentine countryside and gaucho hospitality at an “estancia” (ranch) - riding horses, eating an Argentine “asado” (barbecue), experiencing a show of folk music and dance, and watching the gauchos demonstrate their skills on horseback.

 

Puentes Guides to Argentina

Many interns take advantage of holiday weekends and extra time after their internships to get to know the incredible landscape and culture of Argentina outside of Buenos Aires.  As a Puentes intern, you have access to the exclusive Puentes Guides, which offer carefully curated recommendations and insider tips for the major destinations of Argentina.  The Puentes team is also always on hand to assist with any questions that you have as you plan your travel throughout the country.  

 

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Whether I was shopping at an open market, learning to dance tango, catching a performance at the Teatro Colón, or riding horses at the foot of the Andes in Mendoza, I quickly grew fond of the rich traditions and customs of Argentina. Not only did I vastly improve my Spanish and dancing abilities, I also savored every moment of my adventure and hope to return to beautiful Buenos Aires soon.
— Abe Bekele, Yale College