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Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.0 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 Click here for a definition of this term 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
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office Click here for a definition of this term Course Equivalency Database: View Approved Courses
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Internship Placements in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Summer 

Buenos Aires
Global Internship in Argentina:
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 rented room in a home. Students gain valuable global work experience and professional skills in various industry fields, while also earning Mason credit, and enjoying the culturally rich, historic Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. Students are guaranteed an internship placement and are matched through a partner organization abroad. The position is driven by a student’s interests, area of study, internship availability, and location. 

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.



6 credits



This program is open to all undergraduate students who meet the GPA requirement. Students from all universities are eligible to participate. Graduate students should contact the to inquire about graduate GPA and credit requirements before enrolling in the program.

Course Options:

  • Default Credit:
    • Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship (6 credits)
  • Previously, students have petitioned 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 for more information.  

Internship Placements:

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. 

Examples of an internship in Argentina:
The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization.
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 Cost

Summer 2020: $4,435

  • Tuition for 6 credits
  • Housing. 
    • Student housing is in a shared apartment with a host. Students receive a key to the apartment and are responsible for their own meals.
  • 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:
  • Airfare
    • Participants must arrange their own airfare, once instructed to do so by the Mason Global Education Office.
  • Meals 
    • Some meals may be included depending on housing selection
  • Visa fee (if applicable).
    •  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.
  • Personal expenses

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.

First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by March 22, 2020. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

In the event that a student’s financial aid or VA Benefits is estimated to cover the entire costs of the study abroad program, the entire charge will be posted to their student account, since that is where the aid will be applied. In this case students do not pay their first payment through MasonAbroad. However students must submit their “Intent to Use Financial Aid” form by the first deposit deadline.​

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by April 19, 2020. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Withdrawal and Refund Policy: All participants are bound by the Mason GEO Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:


GEO offers a number of need-based and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:

Application Deadlines:

Summer 2020 programs open: September 1, 2019 
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2020

Application requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Mandatory Meeting: With Experiential Programs Administrator

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.

Personal Statement:Your personal statement is a letter given to a potential internship host along with your resume. A personal statement is your chance to describe and give examples of the skills you possess and to give a potential internship host a better idea your goals and interests. As you are writing your statement, think of your audience - your potential employer abroad. 

Resume/CV: Your resume (Curriculum Vitae or CV) is given to a potential internship host along with your personal statement. 

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.

Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.

Application instructions:

Links and Resources

Travel Links

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

Mason Links

Mason University Career Services Resources (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

Questions? Contact:

GEO Experiential Programs Administrator

Name Kelly McNulty
Phone 703-993-4798

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/30/2020 07/27/2020

** 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.