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Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing: Flat/Apartment, Homestay Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate Type of Program: Internship
Language Courses Offered: Spanish Area of Study: Accounting, Applied Science, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Multimedia, Music and Well-Being, Music, Nonprofit Studies, Nutrition, Paleontology, Philosophy and Law, Art and Visual Technology, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Professional Writing, Public Health, Public Policy and Management, Recreation Management, Art History, Social Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Arts and Social Change, Sport and Computer Game Design, Sport Communication, Sport Management, Sustainability Studies, Sustainable Enterprise, Systems Engineering, Teaching English as a Second Language, Theater, Arts Management, Urban and Suburban Studies, Web Design, Women and Gender Studies, Geography and Geoinformation Science, Honors, Government and International Policy, Global and Community Health, Audio Production, Business Analytics, Childhood Studies, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Communication, Community Health, Computational and Data Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Game Design, Computer Science, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Consciousness and Transformation, Conservation Biology, Conservation, Creative Writing, Criminology, Law and Society, Dance, Economics, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Ethnomusicology, Film and Video Studies, Finance, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Global Affairs, Global Systems, Graphic Design, Health Administration, Health and Social Policy, Health Communication, Health Information Technology, Health Promotion, Applied Computer Science, Human Development and Family Science, Immigration Studies, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Information Systems and Operations Management, Integrative Studies, International Business, International Security, International/Comparative Studies, Applied Information Technology, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Leadership, Legal Studies
Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Buenos Aires

Internship Placements in Buenos Aires (Summer)

Mason internship study abroad programs are destination-specific programs. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location.  The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, an Argentina internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in Government, Art, Criminology, Conflict Analysis & Resolution, Communications, Business, Healthcare, Graphic Design, and more. Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital, is well-known for its history, culture, and international atmosphere, attracting students from all around the world.

Program Details

The Global Education Office partners with Road2Argentina to place students in an unpaid two-month summer internship program. Students work five days per week, living with an Argentinian family in a home stay arrangement or in a shared apartment. Students gain valuable global work experience and professional skills in various industry fields, while also earning Mason resident credit, and enjoying the culturally rich, historic Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

English-speaking internship placements are available; however, students with at least intermediate Spanish language skills will benefit by being able to integrate and immerse themselves in the Spanish-speaking environment, and improve their Spanish language skills. During the two-month internship program, Road2Argentina offers student support services in-country, such as a welcome orientation, weekly group activities, 24/7 staff support, and more. 

Internships Placement Process

The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Click here to learn more about the wide range of options offered for internships in Buenos Aires. Most popular internships are in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, marketing, medicine and healthcare, journalism and public policy. However, internships in the fields of arts, web development, tourism, urban planning, and graphic design are also available. Learn more about the Internship Placement Process.

Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study and about the complete support services offered during the program by emailing Road2Argentina before enrolling in a Global Education Office internship program. Please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 

Credits Offered

Undergraduate:  The default Mason internship study abroad credit for undergraduate summer and semester programs is 6 Mason resident credits of Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship. Coursework is obtained by an online Blackboard course, taught by a Mason faculty member, during the program. If students wish to obtain internship credit other than INTS 390, students must meet with the internship coordinator or department chair in the department from which they wish to obtain the credit. Students must then communicate with the program officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit.

Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following:

  • Economics (ECON) 498: Internship (6 credits)
  • Global Affairs (GLOA) 495: Global Experiential Learning (6 credits)
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience (6 credits)
  • Government (GOVT) 480: Internship (3 credits) + Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad (3 credits)
  • Psychology (PSYC) 327: Psychology in the Community (3 credits) + Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics (3 credits)
  • Communication (COMM) 399: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) + Communication (COMM) 307: Field Study in Communication (3 credits)
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 490: Internship (3 credits) + Spanish (SPAN) 490: Internship in Spanish (3 credits) 

Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact the Program Officer for more information.  

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate students who meet the GPA requirement and who have 45 undergraduate credits completed by the start date of the program. Students from all universities are eligible to participate. Graduate students should contact the Program Officer to inquire about graduate GPA and credit requirements before enrolling in the program.

Housing

Student housing is in a in a shared apartment with a host. Students receive a key to the apartment and are responsible for their own meals.

Visa Information

An entry visa is not required for US citizens, but visa requirements may vary for non-US citizens. Learn more about Argentina visa requirements, here.
Program Cost (Summer 2019) - $4,425
Included:
  • Tuition (6 credits)
  • Housing 
  • 1 week of intensive Spanish language course
  • Internship placement
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Fluent English/Spanish on-site support
  • Weekly group activities (Graffiti Tour, Tango lesson etc.)
  • Road2Argentina backpack with maps, a cell phone for emergencies and a transportation card
  • Pre-departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not included:
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals for students who select the add-on option to live in shared apartment/dormitory housing
  • Visa fee (if applicable)

Links and Resources

Program Links

Road2Argentina program page
Contact Road2Argentina to inquire about possible internship options related to your major
Examples of Internship Placements in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Travel Links

U.S. Passports & International Travel - Argentina
U.S. Department of State Argentina Country Fact Sheet

Mason Links

Mason University Career Services Resources (follow this link to find out how Mason Career Services may help you prepare for your internship, or how to prepare for an interview)
Mason Career and Internship Guide
Mason University Career Services Resume and Cover Letter Review Services

Contact Information

Experiential Programs Administrator

Whitney Morgan
wmorgan2@gmu.edu
703-993-4798
Schedule an appointment



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/03/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/30/2019 07/27/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.