Pre-Departure Steps

Please complete the following two forms prior to your arrival to Argentina.  If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us any time by phone or email.

 

1. pre-departure form

To help us prepare for your arrival, please take a few minutes to complete the Pre-Departure Information Request Form by clicking the button below. The form also includes important information and tips to help you prepare for your time in Argentina, so please read it carefully.

 

2. Code of Conduct

We believe that some simple rules and guidelines can go a long way to set a great tone for your Puentes experience.  Please take a minute to review and agree to the Puentes Participant Code of Conduct.

 

ADDITIONAL STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE TRAVELING

Notify your credit and debit card banks about the dates during which you will be out of the country so that you will not be flagged for fraudulent activities.

Leave the Puentes contact information with your family or point of contact.

Pack your passport and any other important travel documentation in your carry on bag (not in your checked bag).

 

Packing Suggestions:

  1. Clothes for winter, including layers and rain gear
  2. Prescription medication (more than enough for your entire stay in Argentina)
  3. Preferred toiletries (if you use tampons with applicators, those are hard to find here)
  4. Debit card, credit card, some US dollars in cash (perhaps US$400 in US$100 bills; no need to bring Argentine pesos since you can withdraw them from ATMs upon arrival) 
  5. Laptop and electronics (careful with hair dryers and hair straighteners; in Argentina the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz)
  6. Medical certificate if you plan to join a gym
  7. Suitcase lock to store any valuables while traveling
  8. Foods you simply cannot live without

If you are doing Puentes housing, no need to pack towels or sheets because they are provided for you here.  We also recommend that you do not bring any expensive or irreplaceable jewelry or personal items.

 

Additional Note on Reciprocity Entrance Fee and Visas:

As of March 2016, the Reciprocity Entrance Fee for US citizens has been suspended. Thus, if you are traveling with your US passport and staying no longer than 90 days, you can simply enter Argentina as a tourist without a visa. If you are entering Argentina on a passport from a country other then the US, please contact us right away so that we can check on any visa requirements for your time in Argentina. If you are being paid by your employer for your internship, you should check with your employer to understand what type of visa is required and how to obtain it.