Pre-Departure Steps

Please complete the following two forms as soon as possible and at least by April 30, 2018.  If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us any time by phone or email.

 

*Important Note on your flight DATES*

As you book your flights, take into consideration that the official Yale-coordinated International Internships Program dates are Monday, May 28, to Friday, July 27.  We suggest that you arrive to Buenos Aires on either Friday, May 25, or Saturday, May 26, to allow you time to settle in before beginning your internship on Monday, May 28. Keep in mind that most flights from the U.S. to Argentina are overnight, departing from the U.S. in the evening and arriving to Argentina the next morning to the Buenos Aires Ezeiza international airport (airport code EZE). Through the Yale-coordinated International Internships Program, you are required to intern full-time for at least eight consecutive weeks, and you should confirm your exact internship dates with your employer. Note that, if you opt to do one or two weeks of Spanish Jumpstart classes, your internship should still be at least eight weeks, so please plan your flights accordingly.

 

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.  You will have the option to select if you would like to have Puentes coordinate your housing and, if so, to tell us what housing type you prefer.  (The homestay is US$250 per week, the shared apartment is US$220 per week, and the student residence is US$200 per week.)  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 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, staying no longer than 90 days, and not receiving pay for your internship, 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.