To complement the program components included in the Puentes experience, you can choose any or all of the program add-ons here to allow for additional immersion. If you’d like to extend your stay beyond your originally planned dates, you can also select extra housing weeks below.
By participating in the Puentes Community Impact Day, you will make a positive contribution to Argentine society, while more fully understanding the country’s socioeconomic context. You will work together with under-resourced families to help them build their own houses using reused, recycled, and sustainable materials, through adobe construction and “ecoladrillos.” You will get hands-on learning about sustainability, construction, and community building while literally getting your hands a bit muddy in the process.
Puentes offers Spanish Jumpstart in order to refresh and strengthen your language skills before diving into your experience. The language classes are taught strictly in Spanish in small groups so that you are fully immersed in the language for three to four hours per day, five days a week during your language training.
Many Puentes participants choose to do one to two weeks of Spanish Jumpstart classes before starting their internships. This allows a dedicated time for language and cultural adaptation (and for exploration of the amazing Buenos Aires sites), which can be very helpful to have under your belt prior to your internship.
You can select multiple Spanish Jumpstart Weekly Programs if you would like more than one week of language immersion.
We will arrange your housing so that you will be settled into comfortable, pre-screened, and well-located accommodations during your time in Buenos Aires. All Puentes housing includes bedding, towels, weekly cleaning, and Wi-Fi access. To help you select the best housing option for you, please review our Housing Guide.
When selecting your housing option, please enter the correct number of weeks for which you’d like Puentes housing.