Program Overview

This Internship and 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. You can elect to do an internship complemented by relevant independent research, or only independent research.

Internship placements are offered in various industries and depend on availability.  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 the six-week Spanish Language and Society in Rosario program, which ends right before the beginning of this program.

Additional requirements

Students need to have completed two years of college-level Spanish before applying. 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 be able to do just the 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 you in developing individualized learning goals that serve as your learning objectives. Before departing from the United States, you will draft a research plan that supports your learning goals.  As a result, by reaching your learning goals you will acquire a set of transferable skills and real-world experience that prepares your 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 your study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

If you elect the internship and independent research option, you will work side by side with Argentine nationals, allowing you 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 availability. Past placements have included the following fields:

Human Rights
Publishing and Journalism
Public Relations and Marketing
Education
Healthcare
Tourism
Community Services
 
The faculty supervisor will work with you to establish connections with Argentine professionals and institutions relevant to your research project. Such connections might be established from the US or while attending the GEO program in Rosario.

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.

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. 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 host family, and during the week lunch will be served at a restaurant close to the university.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer202002/15/202003/15/202008/02/202008/29/2020

Travel Advisories

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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.