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Internship - Connect 123 Buenos Aires (8 Weeks)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish Language Courses Offered: None
Prior Language Study Required:
None
Academic Subject:
Business, Communication, Education, Geology, Health Sciences, Journalism, Natural Resources, Social Work
Program Type: Internship
Program Description:
International Internships in Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
 
What is the program about?
This program offers professional placements in a wide range of career fields and disciplines, including Human Rights, Journalism, Social Work, Sustainable Development, Business, Design, Education, Engineering, Healthcare, Journalism, Communications, and Public Relations, among others, giving you an international edge that will open many doors to your future career path.
 
You will gain professional work experience and broaden your understanding of contemporary Argentinean life and culture. Your internship is matched to meet your career goals, interests, and skills, providing you with the opportunity to work with locals as well as fellow interns from all over the world. If you are interested in honing your Spanish, internships can be arranged at the intermediate or advanced level, but English speaking placements are also available. 
 
Ball State University has contracted with an established placement organization (Connect-123) to identify student internships. This agency will act as our overseas internship office.  Agency professionals will secure full-time internships, set up on-site interviews, make the necessary evaluation visits and will work with the on-site supervisor to oversee the internship for the duration of the placement. You will network with your new Argentinean and international coworkers, and in the process, you’ll make close friends, boost your resume, and gain great references for future job prospects during your internship in Argentina.
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Long the favored destination of Spanish and Italian immigrants, Buenos Aires wears its European influence on its sleeve. Modern day porteños (Buenos Aires locals) share the sing song speech of their Italian cousins, and their habit of talking with their hands! Influential, even polarizing icons dot its rich cultural history; think famed politician Evita, revolutionary Che Guevara, soccer star Diego Maradona, writer Jorge Luis Borges, and tango legend Carlos Gardel. The city’s vibrant sporting culture offers both the aristocratic pastime of polo and the unbridled passion of local ‘futbol”. Of equal cultural importance is ‘carne’; remember Argentina has the world’s highest consumption rate of beef!
 
Buenos Aires has a humid subtropical climate with humid summers and mild winters. The warmest month is January, with a daily average of 25.1 °C (77.2 °F). July is the coolest month with an average temperature of 10.9 °C (51.6 °F). Most days see temperatures in the 28 to 31 °C (82 to 88 °F) with nights between 16 to 21 °C (61 to 70 °F). Rain can be expected at any time of year and hailstorms are not unusual.
 
 
When does this program take place?
About 8 weeks in summer. Once accepted, students are able to negotiate their program start and end date directly with host organization.
 
 
What is the internship content?
Multi-disciplinary across all colleges and departments.
 
Students must work with their faculty and register for their academic discipline’s “internship” course to ensure receiving academic credit. All placements are unpaid. You are able to intern legally because these are unpaid placements for which you are receiving credit at your home institution.
You have a great deal of control in directing the placement process and it's important to keep in mind that the time for you to exercise this control is during the earlier part of the process, in your discussions and correspondence with your placement manager. The best way to prepare is to think about the following questions:
  • What previous experience do you have that makes you a suitable candidate?
  • What types of tasks & responsibilities do you expect to have in your internship?
  • What is your main goal for the internship?
  • What specific skills are you hoping to develop?
  • What are your future career goals and how does this internship relate to them?
  • What kind of credits do you need for this internship?
They coordinator will not let you request a type of placement which they do not feel is a realistic possibility and they also expect you not to agree to a type of placement which you are not willing to undertake. They DO expect you to have at least three internship preferences. After your meeting, the coordinator will send you an email to follow up on your discussion and confirm that they have understood your preferences, goals, and academic credit requirements. If you do not believe that the placement manager has understood these, it's essential that you notify them immediately, as once a placement has been arranged for you, you cannot change it.
 
 
What is the student accommodation?
As an intern on our Buenos Aires program you may wish to live with other interns and volunteers, and enjoy exploring your new surroundings together. Or you might choose to live with young local professionals in a city apartment. If you’re seeking to improve your Spanish and get a real sense of life in a Buenos Aires household a homestay could be your best bet. All of these options can be explored during your discussion with the coordinator.
 
 
What is included?
  • Internship placement consultation
  • Pre-Departure and onsite Orientations
  • Airport pickup in Buenos Aires
  • Accommodation
  • Local Phone (student pays for usage)
  • On-Site 24/7 emergency support
  • Health Insurance & Evacuation Plan through GEOBlue
  • On-site coaching and troubleshooting during your placement
  • Final Evaluation report from your supervisor
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a Yscholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 
Number of placements available?
Unlimited
 

Is a passport and visa required?
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program.
 
If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are an BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States.
 
 
How do I apply?

Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
 
Whom can I contact for more information?
Phone: (765) 285-5422
Email: studyabroad@bsu.edu