Multiple Locations +2
  • Argentina
    • Buenos Aires
    • Mendoza
  • Uruguay
    • Montevideo
6 weeks

Program Details

Academic Year Fall J-Term Maymester Spring Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Host Family
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
The Puentes program fee includes a customized internship in a high-performing business or nonprofit, with meaningful work and supervision; internship oversight by the Puentes staff; one-on-one career coaching sessions with Puentes staff; access to networking events and professional speakers; cohort calls (remote only); cultural immersion activities with a city tour, a tango lesson, and a day trip to a typical ranch (in person only); comfortable, pre-screened, and well-located housing (in-person only); pre-program support; airport reception and transfer (in-person only); orientation and a welcome packet; comprehensive 24/7 support.

What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance
Sep 23, 2020
Nov 03, 2023
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About Program

Take your education outside the classroom: intern and be immersed in Argentina or Uruguay with Puentes Abroad! We build bridges to connect undergraduate students and recent graduates with a range of professional and cultural opportunities in Argentina and Uruguay, or remote from your chosen place of work. Our internship sites vary from educational and human rights nonprofits to healthcare agencies and tech companies, among others.

Puentes provides a customized and meaningful internship experience, together with personalized professional development, engaging cultural activities, and constant support before, during, and after the adventure. We very purposefully curate high quality internships with project-based work so that you are developing professional and language skills, while also making a real contribution to the organization where you are working. There are no Spanish language requirements.

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Program Highlights

  • COMPREHENSIVE AND CUSTOM PROGRAMMING: We have built the Puentes experience to offer an unparalleled learning, working, and cultural experience that is enriching and fun.
  • INTERNSHIP FOCUS: We strongly believe in the power and impact of a carefully crafted and thoroughly implemented internship. We take the time to get to know you and your interests on paper and by phone and refer you to carefully selected internship sites.
  • PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT COMPONENT: In order to further your professional growth, we complement your in-office experience with one-on-one mentoring sessions.
  • CROSS CULTURAL KNOW-HOW: At Puentes, we have a deep understanding of the needs, interests, and energies of undergraduate students and young professionals. We also understand the particularities and dynamics of Argentina and Uruguay.
  • METICULOUS AND CHEERFUL ORGANIZATION: We are highly organized, detail oriented, punctual, and ridiculously prepared. We approach programming in a cheerful way, as we strive for perfection and the highest standard of professionalism in all we do.

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Program Reviews

4.94 Rating
based on 16 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.75%
  • 4 rating 6.25%
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  • Growth 4.75
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.95
  • Safety 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing internship abroad experience!

My summer internship in Buenos Aires through Puentes Abroad was a fantastic experience. I felt supported by the Puentes team but was still able to create my own community and life there independently from the program. I interned with TECHO Argentina, a housing non-profit, and am so grateful for the fun, inspiring work there but also my amazing coworkers I got to see day in, day out. I fell in love with the city of Buenos Aires. The art, live music, and fantastic night life was very conducive to meeting new people all the time and swapping stories. I genuinely grew as a person in my time there and I already can't wait to go back!

  • Expanding Spanish language fluency
  • meeting young people of Argentina
  • becoming comfortable with being on your own and exploring the world around you
40 people found this review helpful.
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GEO and Buenos Aires

I loved the team at GEO. Super flexible, accommodating and supportive to work with. I learned a tremendous amount of Spanish and culture while working.
Amazing experience overall with Puentes and the program. I lived with a host family and was extremely fortunate to live with a whole family close to work. People had different experiences with host living, a lot of people only lived with one older woman and not a whole family. I could also walk to work which was great, but the public transit is convenient too. Prices are affordable especially compared to US. Go to Puentes orientation as they give important info. Night life is fun just take care of your belongings! iPhones are expensive and people will steal them.
10/10 would recommend overall great experience . team at Puentes is fantastic too

  • Range of Activities in Buenos Aires
  • Easy place to travel from
  • Culture and lifestyle
  • All Spanish-- so you should want to learn Spanish if you come here
  • Winter during the Summer
  • Safety (just have to be aware 100% of the time)
77 people found this review helpful.
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My Puentes experience

"Puentes Abroad has been fantastic from the beginning of my internship until now. I absolutely loved my internship experience since I was able to gain real-world experience while working on interesting projects. I would strongly recommend Puentes to anyone looking for an internship that includes a distant, international experience as well as professional development workshops and excellent supervision. This experience improved both my personal and professional life."

Thank you so much
Osama Naji

94 people found this review helpful.
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The bridge between dreams and goals

I felt that the Puentes team paired me up with the internship to make the best use of my strengths: marketing. They also paired me with an excellent mentor to help me grow professionally. My interests have not changed. In fact, because the Puentes team took the time to listen to my dreams and goals and took the time to pair me with the right internship and mentor, they successfully enhanced my motivation to make my dream a reality: a world nomad working remotely. The also provided me with the proper tools to immediately shift from a traditional job to the remote lifestyle.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take the time to meet the puentes team, they are incredibly insightful and helpful. The best part is that they tailor their advice to meet your goals. I am working hard to start my own marketing and business consultancy. My dream is to work remotely and travel, their team helped organize myself and design the process to make remote work possible for me.
106 people found this review helpful.
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Awesome Remote Internship Experience!

With Puentes Abroad, I was able to intern with Matriarca, a clothing cooperative based in Argentina that works with indigenous women to help bring their products to market. I collaborated with the marketing team to develop strategies for selling in the United States. Through these experiences, I was able to gain insight into future career paths, develop my professional skills, immerse myself in Argentinian culture, and meet an amazing cohort of like-minded individuals. The staff members at Puentes Abroad really care about their interns having a meaningful global experience, and I felt supported throughout the entire program. I would definitely recommend this program to a friend, and I am so grateful that I was able to have such a rewarding experience during a global pandemic.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was very surprised that I was still able to learn so much about the Argentinian culture without actually living in the country. Puentes Abroad set up various workshops throughout the program cycle to help facilitate this learning!
107 people found this review helpful.
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Remote Buenos Aires Internship through Puentes Abroad

Even though I had been looking forward to participating in an in-person Puentes experience, the Puentes staff worked with remarkable dexterity, flexibility, and creativity to adapt the internship and cultural immersion experience to a remote format, due to travel restrictions because of the pandemic. Although I wasn't able to go to Buenos Aires in person, I gained valuable professional experience and created international relationships through my remote internship with a Latin American community development NGO, right from my desk at home! Through closely guided mentorship, the Puentes program staff supported and enriched my personal growth all along the way. I cannot recommend the Puentes remote internship experience enough!

115 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

It was a great blend of professional and cultural experience!

It was also very nicely tailored to undergraduates by giving us a perfect blend of support and guidance that young people need but also space to figure things out for ourselves. It has largely increased my interest in the Spanish certificate, desire to continue in nonprofit-related volunteer work or extracurriculars, and consideration of the sector as a future career. I know that in real life and not virtually during the pandemic (for future post-pandemic readers) it would've been even more magnificent. Definitely recommend! :)))

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
The coronavirus pandemic so that I could actually meet all the great people in person!
115 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing internship in Buenos Aires

I was fortunate to receive a summer internship through Puentes, which helped and advised me at every step of the way. Through Puentes, I built some of the most meaningful professional and personal relationships of my life. I came to know other students, my coworkers, and my host family, all of whom guided and taught me during my time in Argentina. Before the internship, I was apprehensive about spending two and a half months in Buenos Aires. Yet, Puentes provided personalized attention at a level I could not have imagined. Both at my homestay and my workplace, I knew I could rely on the Puentes team to help me if anything were to arise. Furthermore, Puentes offered a number of auxiliary trips, activities, and experiences, which enhanced my time in Argentina.

96 people found this review helpful.

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