Engineering and Computer Science Internships in Argentina
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Argentina
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
Students are placed in homestays with local families as well as other international students. The number of people assigned to the house varies depending on which homestay is assigned to the student, but all students will receive a private room, wifi access, 10 meals a week and access to the kitchen. This is a great way to practice Spanish and experience Argentine culture!
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
All students will be provided breakfasts and dinners by their families on weekdays. Students will also be allowed access to the kitchens in their homes to prepare additional meals. Also, options to eat out are readily available. Argentina is world-famous for its meat quality and high red meat consumption, but in recent years plentiful vegetarian options have been popping up as well.
Short excursions and day trips will be included as part of the program:
- Puerto Madero
- Many more optional excursions will be provided
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)—TBA
Buenos Aires is the cultural mecca of South America. Students go to Buenos Aires for the urban experience, the rich cultural life, the inexpensive and excellent food, and the very active night-life. Alternatively called “the city that never sleeps” or “the Paris of Latin America”, Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan and diverse metropolis (ten million inhabitants at least) that merges the European and the Latin American traditions. Restaurants, theaters and cafes are opened until late hours of the night. Neighborhoods have very different cultural identities that you will be able to explore by foot or public transportation. A number of web sites posted by young Americans living in Buenos Aires can give you an idea of the richness of cultural offerings (film festivals, museums, street fairs, music festivals, amazing restaurants, rock and roll in Spanish, soccer events, etc.). If you like cities, you may never want to leave this one!
- Get an overview of the city in this video tour
- Check out the Subte - the very affordable public transit system
- The 9 Must-Have Best Cheap Eats in Buenos Aires
Blogs and websites by young Americans who went for a visit and decided to stay:
- Bloggers in Argentina
- Taxi Gourmet: Buenos Aires Food Adventures
- The New York Times - Type in "Buenos Aires" and several articles will come up. See in particular “Buenos Aires: Bohemians-In-Exile” which has several slides. You can also read there “Thirty six hours in Buenos”
- Frugal Traveler: Buenos Aires
Argentine Peso (ARS)
Summer in Davis means winter in Buenos Aires. Weather in the winter generally means tempuratures from 50-65 F, with intermittent wind and rain.