Welcome to the Puentes adventure! 

The goal of the Puentes experience is to build bridges connecting undergraduate students and recent graduates with professional and cultural opportunities in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  We provide a complete immersion experience with the following components:

  • Internship: The core component of the Puentes experience is an engaging internship at a high-performing nonprofit, business, or government agency in Buenos Aires, in which you undertake meaningful work with close guidance. 
  • Professional Enrichment: Your internship is complemented by one-on-one mentoring sessions with Puentes staff on resume building and interviewing skills, in order to provide you with valuable insights and tools to advance your career.  You also have access to professional talks and seminars in Buenos Aires.
  • Cultural Immersion: You become immersed in the “porteño” culture through a city tour, tango lesson, and day trip to an Argentine ranch, plus invitations to weekly cultural events in Buenos Aires and optional excursions to other regions of Argentina.
  • Spanish Jumpstart: We arrange intensive Spanish classes if you desire to jumpstart your integration into your new home country.  
  • Housing: We identify pre-screened and comfortable housing for you with homestay families, shared apartments, or student residences.
  • Puentes Support: Before, during, and after your Puentes experience, we are dedicated to making your adventure in Argentina as enjoyable and impactful as possible.  We help you with all pre-departure details and arrangements and meet you at the airport.  We provide constant, reliable, and cheerful 24-7 support on the ground in Buenos Aires.

Find out more about our program components, and then start your adventure today with your application.  We can’t wait to build your bridge to Buenos Aires.

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My summer in Buenos Aires was one of invaluable experience and growth. Culturally, I encountered (and soon fell in love with) vibrant and diverse cultures, from BA to Iguazú Falls to Montevideo, making lasting friendships along the way. Academically, my Spanish improved beyond my expectations. Professionally, I gained experience in the workplace, simultaneously cementing business and language skills. Buenos Aires offered everything I could have hoped for in a summer.
— Margaret Salisbury, Princeton University