Program Overview

This Supervised Internship or Independent Research program is available to qualified students who are committed to gaining a unique perspective into Argentine life. During summer term, this option is offered as a four-week program. During fall term, it is offered as a course option for the Spanish Language and Society program. Internship placements are not guaranteed. Students who are not offered an internship placement have the option to conduct an independent research as described below.

Independent Research Projects integrate theory and practice through planned, supervised field research experience.  A key component of a student’s academic development is the ability to apply what is learned in the classroom to research conducted in the world around them.  This course offers students individualized, applied learning opportunities to explore and clarify career goals, apply theory, acquire new skills, gain experience, further investigate topics of interest, and improve Spanish language proficiency.  

Acceptance into this program is based on availability of internship placements or faculty approval of the student’s proposed research plan. During summer term, preference is given to students enrolled in one of the three six-week programs offered in Rosario, which end right before the beginning of this program. 

Additional requirements

Students need to have completed two years of college-level Spanish before applying for the internship option. Some internships may require higher levels of Spanish or specific professional or educational experience.

If you have not completed enough college-level Spanish to secure an internship you will automatically be eligible to complete an independent research project guided by the Faculty Supervisor.  There is no Spanish language requirement for students pursuing independent research.

Academic Details

A faculty supervisor will assist each student in developing individualized learning goals that serve as the specific learning objectives for this course. Before departing from the United States, students will draft a research plan that supports their learning goals.  As a result, students who achieve their learning goals acquire a set of transferable skills and real-world experience that prepares them for academic positions, graduate school, fellowships, or further academic study.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

If you opt for internship placement, you will work side by side with Argentine nationals, allowing you a unique insight into the professional life of Rosarinos. You will be expected to dress and conduct yourself appropriately to the standards of the placement organization. In placing students, GEO will try to ensure that you will have a variety of challenging tasks throughout your term; however, you should also expect to help in menial office tasks as well. 

Internships vary by term. Placements are made in the following fields:

Human Rights 
Publishing and Journalism
Public Relations and Marketing
If you opt for independent research, the faculty supervisor and the student work together to establish connections with Argentine professionals and institutions relevant to the student’s individual research project. Such connections might be established from the US or while attending a GEO program in Rosario.

Housing Description

Living with an Argentine host family provides you with the opportunity to learn about Argentine ways of life, further language proficiency and discover rich cultural traditions in Rosario. Many cherish the homestay experience as one of the most rewarding aspects of studying abroad, and often times remain lifelong friends with their host family well after returning home. Host families are carefully screened and provide quality, comfortable accommodations in the downtown area offering you the opportunity to improve your Spanish language and skills by participating in family, community, cultural and recreational activities. Placements include families with children as well as single women and couples with older children who no longer live at home. You will have your own room. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the homestay, and during the week lunch will be served at a restaurant close to the university.

Dates and Deadlines

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Priority Deadline
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Departure Date

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.