Argentina is a vibrant and colorful country! It is officially known as the Argentine Republic . Its 1,068,296 square miles makes it second only in size to Brazil and the 8th largest country in the world. Located between the great Andes Mountains (to the west) and the boundless Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, Argentina shares borders with Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Argentina 's population is comprised of a large number of European immigrants and the resulting lifestyle experience is similar to the way of life in Italy and Spain . The country boasts multi-faceted and fascinating cultures. Argentina internship experiences this broad assortment, as well as many common local traditions, during their stay.
IFRE's internship programs in Argentina are located in and around the extraordinary city of Córdoba – the capital of the Córdoba Province and Argentina 's second industrial center. There are many preserved historical buildings from the noteworthy colonial era. Córdoba is a university city with the oldest university in all of Argentina – the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba was founded in 1613. An amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within the city limits. Córdoba is a pristine and admirable example of a developing city maintaining its culture-filled, picturesque past.
INTERNSHIP IN Argentina: academic CREDIT
Are you considering improving your Spanish language skills? Then IFRE's Argentinean Spanish Language Program is the perfect choice.
IFRE currently offers highly affordable Spanish language classes. These classes are exclusive to IFRE participants in the Argentina program. In Argentina , IFRE partners with a highly reputable Spanish school. They employ qualified and experienced Spanish teachers and offer the most intensive and effective Spanish courses in Argentina . In this program, interns work at their internship project and learn Spanish simultaneously. For example, interns can take Spanish classes from 9:00-11:00 AM (before lunch) followed by internship activities. Alternatively, interns may take Spanish classes from 3:00-4:00 PM (after their day's work). Most of the projects are located close to the Spanish school, so it is possible for interns to design a personal schedule. IFRE invites you to improve your Argentinean experience by learning or improving your Spanish.
ARGENTINA INTERNSHIP WORK PROJECTSs
IFRE's internship projects in Argentina provide many options for projects located in and around the splendid city of Cordoba . Internship programs in Argentina include:
ARGENTINA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FEES & DATES:
Start Dates: Internship programs starts on the following (first and third Monday of each month)
IFRE is a 501(c)3 organization, so your program fee will be tax deductible. IFRE Interns is proud to offer an extensive assortment of programs at very reasonable prices ( and may rank “best priced and best value” among the many internship abroad organizations in the USA/Europe/New Zealand ). Our programs are now more affordable than ever. We are proud to focus on the humanitarian aspect of our business, not the profit. We work very hard and smart to keep costs down, especially for you the intern, as we know the value of your donated time and efforts. We remain devoted to maintaining both the quality of the program and the safety of all interns involved. Below is a brief summary of the program fee and services that IFRE Interns offers. IFRE fees comprise of two separate fees. An application fee of $349 USD (covers advertising, staff/office expenses, etc.) and a nominal weekly program fee (covers room/board, insurance, field support, etc).
Volunteer Program Fee ($US)
What's Included in Program Fee
- Spanish language (group): $9 per hour
- Spanish language (Individual): $14 per hour
* Argentina fee does not include meals. Estimated meal budget $50 per week.
Program fee covers airport pick-up, comprehensive insurance, room for the entire project period, donation to project, Argentina office expenses (rent, utilities, salaries, vehicle), communication and project coordination.
Additional costs for interns
nternational and domestic flights, passport, visa extension, personal expenses on water/soft drinks ($1-3 per day), entertainment, laundry, telephone, immunizations.
Internship Project and Role of Supervisor
One of the most distinguished features of IFRE's internships in Argentina is the guidance of supervisors. Whichever projects you choose, IFRE will assign a qualified supervisor to provide assistance for all interns throughout the duration of their chosen internship. Individuals filling the role of supervisor are usually either the director or chosen staff member of the project which interns choose. During your time as an international intern, you will be assigned a number of duties which volunteers also perform (in this sense, there are very few differences between IFRE's volunteers and interns). Wherein exists the differences between interning and volunteering is that the internship allows individuals to become more deeply involved in their chosen project (i.e. individuals interning in the English-teaching project are able to focus on a number of issues related to education, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, TESOL, etc.). Please note: the project supervisor DOES NOT develop internships as this is up to the intern to get as much or as little out of their projects. ALL participants should be proactive to ensure the ultimate success of their internships. Supervisors will provide at least five (5) hours each week to make certain that interns are adequately guided.
INTERNSHIP IN Argentina: COLLEGE CREDIT
You can earn academic credit for nearly every type of internship work in Argentina . The best way to receive academic credit is through your college/university. Therefore, please contact your respective faculty/academic advisor about receiving college credit for your internship work. Your college/university may need additional information about the program prior to approval, as well as require you to submit a research paper or other requirements. Alternatively, you can earn academic credit through Seattle Central Community College (SCCC). SCCC offers college credit for international programs such as: study abroad, volunteer abroad, intern abroad, language studies and even cultural-exchanging home-stays. IFRE suggests contacting Professor Steve Tash (please ask us for pertinent contact information) to further explore the option of receiving course credit for your international internship. IFRE is not associated with SCCC; so please make sure that you can transfer SCCC credit to your home university.
INTERNSHIP IN ARGENTINA: ARRANGEMENT FOR ROOM
IFRE manages living accommodations and meals within a regional guesthouse located in a charming neighborhood within the city of Córdoba . The city of Córdoba boasts a number of exciting opportunities for interns wanting to see a city with a bright future which still maintains reverberations of its colonial and culture-rich past. Córdoba's plentiful cultural has produced a number of influential writers, its own musical styles (known as 'the cuarteto' in addition to tastes of classical, jazz, rock, pop and electronic), abundant monuments, lively festivals, enthralling theaters and a pulsing nightlife. Interns reside in accommodations which are located just minutes from the downtown area. This unique living situation is often quite conducive to fellow interns becoming acquainted with each other. Furthermore, Spanish AND Tango lessons are provided for participants in these living accommodations which also conveniently double as our local operator's headquarters - ensuring constant contact with in-country coordinators.
Once the interns program begins, our local staff members maintain contact with interns. We visit our interns every 2 weeks (if possible) and you are always welcome at the local office. We recommend interns stop by the office once a week if they are in the local area just to let us know how they are doing with their home stay and project. If your project is very far, then our local staff members maintain communication by either email and/or phone.
Argentina Internship program free time
For the duration of the project, interns have their weekends to themselves. There are a number of things to see and do during this free time. While IFRE does not arrange activities during this time off, our local staff members/coordinators can provide invaluable assistance in making appropriate arrangements for travel throughout Argentina . Most interns use this time for self-exploration and country-wide travel. Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries in the world offering numerous opportunities for a truly amazing experience. Please feel free to put the resources offered by our Argentinean staff members to use - travel tips, advice and publications about Argentina.