Puentes Portal for Boston College
Welcome to the BUENOS AIRES Adventure!
Congratulations on your acceptance to the Boston College study abroad program in Argentina! We are very excited to welcome you to Buenos Aires soon.
Your decision to come to Buenos Aires and study abroad will provide you with unlimited opportunities for cultural immersion and experiential learning growth, as well as fun and adventure. And we look forward to accompanying and supporting you every step of the way.
This BC Puentes Portal provides information to help you prepare for your travels to Argentina and to make the most of your time in Buenos Aires and in the Puentes program.
Below is an index for the sections of this Portal.
Through your semester study abroad, you will get to learn about exciting new academic topics in the classroom. Outside of the classroom, you will dive into the cultural offerings of Buenos Aires and get to know your Argentine hosts at your homestay, as well as have the chance to do an engaging internship. We will also provide constant support before and during your semester. You can find our more about your program's components here.
During your semester study abroad program in Buenos Aires, you can do an internship in order to gain professional experience, while becoming further immersed in the Argentine culture and language. Through the internship, you will undertake meaningful, project-based work that is designed to directly contribute to one of the internship site’s key work areas so that you gain real experience and know-how through substantial, mission-driven work. We look forward to coordinating your internship and professional development experience in Buenos Aires!
An important part of studying abroad is getting to know your new home country's culture, so we are thrilled to get to introduce you to some of Buenos Aires's greatest cultural wonders through your BC in BA program. Check our Program Activities and look for event invitations by email during your program. We encourage you to attend each event to maximize this great city's offerings!
Argentina is a beautiful country, full of countless cultural and social activities, and we want to provide you with all of the important resources to help you navigate your new home country. Explore our Living in Argentina guide on money, identification, communication, transportation, laundry, food, gyms, how to meet Argentines, websites and apps, and the country context.
We have curated Destination Guides for some of the most spectacular destinations in Argentina. We hope that you will be able to explore these amazing and diverse landscapes and cultures. We also require that you complete our Travel Form any time you leave your home city so that we can ensure that we can reach you in case of emergency.
The Puentes team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in case of an emergency. We are your safety net in Buenos Aires, and we take this role very seriously and treat each emergency with great care and attention to detail. You can find important Medical Resources here, and you can review our Guide for Emergencies. During your orientation upon arrival, we will also discuss in great detail how to handle medical situations and emergencies, so rest easy that we are here for you.