Puentes Program Activities

We are thrilled to help you explore your new home country of Argentina.  Throughout your Puentes program, we will have diverse and engaging professional and cultural activities so that you can get to know more about this great country and its varied work sectors.  We highly encourage you to attend all of the events listed below, which are included in your program and have no extra cost to you. In advance of each activity, we will be emailing you further details and a calendar invitation to confirm your attendance.


ORIENTATION seminar

Date, time, and place set individually. Check your email for notifications from Puentes staff!

You will learn about the Puentes program, safety, transportation, neighborhoods and cities, Argentine culture and language, and other general tips on living in Argentina. Bring your questions and your Puentes Welcome Pack, which we will give you upon arrival!

Orientation Seminar

CITY TOUR OF BUENOS AIRES

Date, time, and place set individually. Check your email for notifications from Puentes staff!

We will go on a complete city tour of all of the major neighborhoods and sites of Buenos Aires, including the Recoleta cemetery, La Boca, Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada, 9 de Julio, and Puerto Madero. Wear good walking shoes, and bring your camera!

City Tour

Welcome Reception with Princeton and Yale Alumni

Tuesday, June 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
416 Snack Bar (Ángel Justiniano Carranza 1940, Palermo)

We will welcome all Princeton and Yale interns to Argentina at this reception with local alumni in Buenos Aires. We will enjoy snacks and beverages overly lively conversation with this dynamic group of Tigers and Bulldogs in Buenos Aires.

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Startups in Buenos Aires: An Entrepreneur's Journey

Thursday, June 13, 9:00am - 10:30am
Huerta Coworking (Av. Dorrego 2133, Palermo)

With guest speaker Martin Frankel

Argentina forms resilient and creative entrepreneurs who can succeed despite the country’s political, economic, and financial ups and downs; it is often said that, if you can learn how to thrive in business in Buenos Aires, you can succeed anywhere in the word.  We will hear from one such outstanding entrepreneur: Martin Frankel, who is the Founder and Managing Partner of AreaTres, which is Argentina's first coworking brand and the only Google for Startups partner in South America. Martin provides strategic direction and is an over-active connector and champion of Argentina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In a previous life, he was a result-producing marketing professional with an MBA and 10 years of progressive experience in field marketing, sales, account management, and marketing strategy, with both Global Fortune 500 companies and startups. Martin will tell us his personal and professional journey of how he became an entrepreneur in Argentina, as well as the challenges and opportunities that he sees in the local startup community today.

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Trivia Night

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sans Armenia Deli & Drinks, 1st floor (Costa Rica 4602, Palermo)

Join us for a night of trivia on a vast array of Argentine topics. Flex your historical and cultural muscles, as you race to answer questions on your new home country. This will also be a great chance to get to know your fellow interns!

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The Time of Your Life: Self Management versus Time Management

Thursday, June 27, 9:00am - 10:30am
Huerta Coworking (Av. Dorrego 2133, Palermo)

Led by Ann Noguer

In today's fast-paced professional, academic, and personal environments, it's too often the case that time management is confused with self management. In the strict sense, one does not manage time, the minute hand of the clock is beyond our control; it moves relentlessly on.  It is a question not of managing the clock but of managing ourselves in respect to the clock: the heart of time management is management of self.  In this session, we will look at self management concepts, such as goal setting, scheduling, delegation, procrastination, clutter, and after action reports. We will learn how to manage ourselves more effectively so that we have the time of our lives.

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Human Rights in Argentina: A Personal Testimonial

Thursday, July 4, 9:00am - 10:30am
Huerta Coworking (Av. Dorrego 2133, Palermo)

With guest speaker Lucía Villagra

Lucía Villagra is a survivor of ESMA, the clandestine concentration camp during Argentina’s military dictatorship that began in 1976.  Although her mother was killed in the concentration camp and Lucía's life was forever marked by the horrors of this time period, Lucía manages to share her firsthand experience in a balanced and thoughtful way that provides greater understand around the many sides of Argentina's dark history, while providing hope for healing. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into Argentina’s recent history and the country's human rights context through a firsthand account.

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GOURMET PIZZA PARTY

Wednesday, July 10, 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Rodriguez Peña 1934, 3rd floor, Recoleta

We are thrilled to invite you to a dinner at the lovely home of Robb and Liz Maass, who are Princeton alumni from the class of 1978. We will have gourmet pizzas and desserts, as we mix and mingle with the Maass and other notary professionals. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow Puentes interns, as well as some very interesting professionals in diverse fields of work.

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Design Thinking: A Workshop on Creative Consulting

Thursday, July 11, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Huerta Coworking (Av. Dorrego 2133, Palermo)

Led by Alicia MacLoughlin

Develop your entrepreneurial mindset by applying the design thinking methodology to a Puentes Abroad business challenge. Design thinking is a process for creative problem solving. Focused on user empathy, whole-brain thinking, collaboration, and experimentation, design thinking can be applied in any field— from architecture and design, to healthcare and product development, to urban planning and beyond. We will teach you the principles and strategies behind design thinking, and then we will have you actually tackle real-life business challenges for Puentes with your new design thinking framework. This is a not-to-miss session for anyone interested in consulting and strategic planning - valuable skills for all professions.

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TANGO LESSON

Thursday, July 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Huerta Coworking (Av. Dorrego 2133, Palermo)

You will have a tango class so that you can learn the steps of Argentina’s iconic dance and make your way to the “milongas” of Buenos Aires. Wear your dancing shoes and come ready to “bailar!” 

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ESTANCIA DAY TRIP

Saturday, July 20, all-day
Estancia in Open Door

We will go on a full day trip to an “estancia” (Argentine ranch), in the Pampas region outside of Buenos Aires – riding horses, having an introductory polo lesson led by a professional polo player, playing soccer and eating an Argentine “asado” (barbecue).

Note: This event is partially subsidized by Yale, so you would only need to pay US$55 for the entire day trip program.

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FOCUS GROUP: An Opportunity to Help Puentes Improve

Thursday, July 25, 9:00am - 11:30am
Huerta Coworking (Av. Dorrego 2133, Palermo)

Led by the Puentes Team

We would like to request your direct, in-person feedback on the Puentes internship program through this Focus Group session.  We will provide a delicious breakfast and ask for your opinions on all parts of the Puentes program (internship placement and oversight, housing, cultural and professional activities, on-site support) so that we can make concrete improvements for the experiences of future participants.

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FAREWELL RECEPTION WITH YALE ALUMNI AND INTERNS IN BA

Monday, July 22, 7:00pm - 9pm
Rey de Copas (Gorriti 5176, Palermo)

We will celebrate a wonderful internship experience in Buenos Aires and bid farewell to the Yale community in Argentina over bites and beverages.

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*On Puentes Presenta attendance: Your internship supervisors know that you are expected to attend the Puentes Presenta events and that they count towards your weekly internship hours, so let us know if you have any trouble with internship hours and event participation. From 9am to 9:30am, we will have coffee and medialunas, and each Puentes Presenta will start promptly at 9:30am.


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