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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Flat/Apartment 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 Security, International/Comparative Studies, Applied Information Technology, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Leadership, Legal Studies
Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0 Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Course Equivalency Database: View Approved Courses
Program Description:

Internship Placements in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Summer 

Buenos Aires
Want to know if internships are available in your career field at this location?
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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.

Check out more information about our Global Partner, Road2Argentina.

Credits

6 credits


You will take a class online during your internship, in order to receive credits. The number of credits you can earn for your internship depends on the number of hours you intern over the course of the Summer. For this program, you would receive 6 credits for a minimum of 270 hours worked. Your grade for the class is based on the work you complete for the Mason internship class online, which will include a final report from your internship supervisor.
 

Course Options:

Default Credit: You are automatically approved to receive one of the two course credit options below for your internship. 
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship (6 credits) 
  • Or Conflict Analysis & Resolution (CONF) 370 - Internship Field Experience (6 credits)   
Students wanting different credits can petition their department, however, these approvals are not guaranteed, and there may be additional eligibility requirements. For example, students have preliminary approval COMM 450 if they meet all requirements from the department. You can look up potential alternative credits and their requirements in the Mason Course Catalog.  There will be a questionnaire in the application process where students indicate the credit they would like to receive and we will provide you with the form required for approval. This process is handled entirely by the student, not by GEO.
 
Previously, students have petitioned their academic departments to receive the following credits:
  • Economics (ECON) 498: Internship (6 credits) 
  • Global Affairs (GLOA) 495: Global Experiential Learning (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) 390: Internship (3 credits) + Spanish (SPAN) 490: Internship in Spanish (3 credits) 

Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact GoIntern@gmu.edu for more information.  

Internship Placements:

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This internship involves students working full-time at an international organization or company while receiving professional support by our Global Partners. The first step is for students to complete their Mason application before being accepted and nominated to our Global Partner. Students will then be interviewed by our Global Partner and accepted by them. At this point, they are guaranteed an internship in one of the 2-3 career fields chosen. Internship placements are English-speaking for all students who are not fluent in the local language, although there may be opportunities to practice language skills informally with coworkers and in daily life.
 
Students will work closely with our Global Partner’s placement officers to identify areas of interest and to secure an internship. Students will interview with potential employers identified by the Global Partner and receive a job offer. When working abroad, they will receive support from our Global Partners to make the most of their experience interning. This includes student support services in-country, such as a welcome orientation, group activities, 24/7 staff support, and more. 
 



























 

Program Cost

Summer 2021: Exact Prices TBA but similar to 2020

Summer 2020 Choices

  • Independent Housing: $3341
  • Room in Shared Apartment: $4,435
  • Homestay with 2 Meals: $4863

Included:
  • Tuition for 6 credits
  • Housing Options:
    • Independent Housing: Student finds their own housing with the support of the partner and pays the landlord for the lodging directly (recommended by partner: Airbnb). Students are are responsible for their own meals.
    • Room in Shared Apartment: Student housing is in a shared apartment with a host. Students receive a key to the apartment and are responsible for their own meals.
    • Homestay with 2 Meals: Students rent a room with a family and are provided breakfast and dinner from them each day.
  • 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 1. 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 1. 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:
Payments

Directions for Budget Sheet 

Scroll to the top of this page and look for the Budget Sheets: Summer link under Locations and Program Terms. Click on this to see the estimated costs. Here are details for each cost category:
 
Budget Item: Budget items are costs associated with your program that you need to include in your budgeting as you make plans to participate in this program. These budget items fall into two categories, Billable and Non-Billable. 
 
Billable subtotal:  Items in the Billable category are listed together and their total cost is listed at the end of that section as the Billable subtotal. Billable Budget Items are costs which you will receive a bill for from George Mason. These costs are fixed (not estimated) and paid through either MasonAbroad or your Mason student account. 
 
Non-billable subtotal: Like the billable category, items in the Non-billable category are listed together and their total cost is listed at the end of that section as the Non-billable subtotal. Items in the Non-billable category are necessary costs that are associated with the program, such as airfare to get you to your location, on location housing and food costs, etc. These costs are estimates. We include estimates so that you can quickly assess a typical total cost for a program, however these are costs that the student is responsible for.     

Scholarships

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

Application Deadlines:

Summer 2021 programs open: August 1, 2020
Deadline: February 10, 2021
Rolling Admissions! Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis when complete. Receive an application update within two weeks after completing. See below for current application cycle deadlines and program dates.

Eligibility:

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 GoIntern@gmu.edu to inquire about graduate GPA and credit requirements before enrolling in the program. 
 

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

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Name Kelly McNulty
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Email GoIntern@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-4798
Student Office Hours Schedule a meeting here.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/10/2021 ** Rolling Admission 05/29/2021 07/26/2021

** 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.