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Road2Argentina

About

It is our mission to make sure all of our participants and partners are satisfied with every aspect of their program and that the Road2Argentina experience is an extraordinary one! We are an organization based in Buenos Aires and we are committed to offering you our local expertise and support. We want you to have an unforgettable Spanish language immersion in one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world, so come join us in Buenos Aires for an experience of a lifetime!

Reviews

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Thomas
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable experience

The internship was easy to organize from start to finish. Communication was great throughout the experience. I was collected at the airport and given a welcome pack with all the information that I needed.
Buenos Aires is very cosmopolitan. The food is amazing, there is a lot to do 24 hours a day and people are very friendly and colourful.
After the internship finished I was able to travel around which added to the experience
The outings provided by Road2 were of a high standard and well organized.
I gained many experiences that have helped develop my character and have lots of memories that I will treasure and have been able to use socially and in personal statements and interviews.
Thank you Mateo and David for looking after me!!

Pros
  • Great Food
  • Amazing city
  • Good exchange rate with euro/£/$
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Jake
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer 2022 in Buenos Aires

The internship program this past summer with Road2Argentina was absolutely incredible. The support team in Argentina was super friendly and helpful, as well as fun to hang out with. Both my housing situation and my internship work could not have been more perfect as I made lifelong friends and connections during my few months there. Road2Argentina is a great program and if you're considering studying abroad and like food, fun, excitement, adventure, and or are passionate about your work, look no further.

Pros
  • Coming from US, extremely favorable exchange rate
  • Friendly people, always felt safe and welcomed
  • Natural beauty, from Iguazu to Patagonia there is no shortage of wonder in Argentina
Cons
  • Regional accent, I learned a very basic Spanish in school and the Porteño accent in BA was tough to adjust to
  • While most food was amazing, I like things spicy. Hot sauce, especially good hot sauce, is not easy to come by at all really.
  • Nothing!
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morgan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best decision I have made

I made the decision to do a 6 month internship in Sustainable Development with Road2Argentina for my placement at University. From the first day I arrived Mateo and David made me feel comfortable and safe in a city that was so far from home. Any concerns I had were answered within the first day I arrived and from that day they were available to call 24/7 no matter the problem. I chose the shared apartment option and was placed with a lovely relaxed family that lived in the heart of Palermo which made going out with friends very convenient.

If you are concerned about your Spanish level before applying, don't let this be a barrier! There are many schools around the city which you can go to and they also act as a great way to make new friends. I arrived with little to no knowledge in Spanish and left almost being able to speak it fluently.

My internship immediately exposed me to sustainability projects from all across South America and the knowledge and life skills I gained from this experience are invaluable. It has only been since returning back to London and having interviews with different companies have I realised just how valuable this experience has been and how much it makes you stand out when applying for jobs.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in contact with Mateo or David and ask for my contact details and I will happily speak in more depth about what to expect in Buenos Aires and what you can gain from doing an internship here before you apply.

The thing that makes Road2Argentina so special is how personal it is. Unlike other companies that operate in this market, Road2 feels much more like a family and will cater to your every need to make this a truly amazing experience. It wont be long before I return to Argentina and in Mateo and David I have found lifelong friends.

Pros
  • 24/7 support for any query
  • Invaluable life experience
  • Great to make you stand our when applying for future jobs
Cons
  • None
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Dylan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship with Road2Argentina!

I had an amazing time in Argentina with the help of Mateo and David! They were extremely kind and help me to get settled in Buenos Aires. It was a daunting experience at first, but with their help and the fun socials that they organised I was able to make the most out of my time there! They helped me with the commute from my flat to work, SIM card, transaction advice and much more. I would certainly recommend others to use Road2Argentina as their personal touch provides a far more valuable experience and they were always there for me when I needed it!

Pros
  • Language development
  • CV building
  • Personal development
Cons
  • Would have loved to stay for longer than a month!
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Ane
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Ane in Buenos Aires

I have met many people. Buenos Aires gives you the opportunity to get to know many places and make different plans on a daily basis. It is a very lively city with lots of things to do. The plans with Road2argentina are very cool and allow you to meet a lot of new people.
No doubt it was an amazing experience and I would repeat it again and again.
It has given me the opportunity to get to know a beautiful country, with many different landscapes. As for my daily life, I worked in the mornings but in the afternoons I took the opportunity to make different plans. One of the things I liked most was to go jogging with my friends in the beautiful gardens that Buenos Aires has.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

I knew I wanted a smaller program that focused on a certain country and I've always wanted to spend an extended amount of time in Argentina. I knew that this specialized program would give me a more personalized experience.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

R2A organized transportation from the airport, living arrangements, an internship, and even organized social and cultural activities. They showed me how to arrive at my internship and use public transportation as well. The only thing I had to worry about was making my own meals since I chose to live in an apartment alone!

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I'd advise them to dress warm if they're going to Argentina during our summer months (June-August). Knowing the language is also a huge advantage since navigating around the city can be hard with no prior language skills.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Each day I would arrive at my internship and spend the full day there. Other participants would spend half of the day volunteering and half taking Spanish classes. This program gives you the ability to arrange your own schedule with the supervisor of your internship or volunteer placement, so it's very flexible.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I've had a lot of experience traveling so I wasn't nervous but mostly just excited! The one thing that worried me was doing the program alone and not knowing anyone. However, R2A gives you a group of friends and a huge support system if you ever need help with anything. Through this program, I met some amazing friends!

How did you learn to navigate the city?

Trial and error! One of the biggest challenges for me was figuring out the bus and subway system. Often times I would get on a bus and it would be going the completely wrong direction!

I had to push myself out of my comfort zone and ask a stranger or the driver where the bus was going. This is one of the best ways to learn Spanish because you have to force yourself to speak a language you may not be comfortable with. The best way to do this is by asking locals and just trying out many different forms of transportation!

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

David Pessacg

Job Title
Director & Program Coordinator
From La Pampa, Argentina, with a degree in Media and Entertainment, Journalism and Customer Experience, David has lived in Buenos Aires for almost ten years now. He joined Road2Argentina in 2019 as a Director and Program Coordinator. He is a traveler, a River Plate fan and a coffee lover.
David Pessacg

What is your favorite travel memory?

My best memories of a trip are from my cycling adventure through South America in 2016. I traveled on my own for 4 months around Peru and Ecuador, camping on the beach, meeting many local people and enjoying the best fish dishes in the zone. It was an exciting adventure and I learned to live only with the essentials.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Since working on Road2Argentina, I was able to combine many things I love: meeting people from other countries and different cultures, being able to show them the fabulous city of Buenos Aires and striving day by day to create the best possible experience, finding new places, discovering fantastic companies and NGOs. And enjoying what I do.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

The best story I heard without a doubt was that of one (already a great friend) of England, who fell in love with Buenos Aires and Argentina itself, who decided to return in a year, and live here for a while and probably also join the Road team! I believe that on each trip, the real magic happens when we are willing to leave the comfort zone and get into the unknown.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would choose the Internship Program without thinking twice. A great way to get into the culture of a big city and country is to be able to share things day by day with local people, in different contexts: work, culture, outings. This program allows all that and much more. In a few days, you will find yourself speaking in Spanish with coworkers, friendly people in a bar and even with your own host. That combination is what I think will allow you to take a rich and complete picture of what is Buenos Aires and Argentina.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I am completely sure that this company is unique to the people who are part of it, and how much each of us loves what he does on Road. Through the experience of having lived 10 years in the city, what makes us unique is to be able to know and show all those places, attractions, expressions, situations that are distant from someone who has not spent time here. Our focus is to be able to offer a 100% personalized experience and try to make the weeks here the best in those people's lives.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think the most important factor is to love what one does and be constant. I believe that only by being truly happy in what one does every day, and striving with a passion to give everything, can a totally unique experience be offered, can one stay in the best memories of a person for life. Love + Constancy + Pasion is my favorite formula.