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Teaching in Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cityscape of Buenos Aires

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Argentines have always valued education and, especially now, given recent economic uncertainty, more students and professionals are learning English to increase their opportunities, both at home and abroad.  Internship roles include teaching English to students at bilingual schools, to special needs students, and to business professionals.

Explore Buenos Aires and go tango in La Boca or indulge in warm empanadas at a neighborhood panadería. For a breath of fresh air, visit the Rose Garden in Palermo, join a boat tour on the Tigre or spend an afternoon at an estancia. With delicious food and a vibrant cultural scene, you’ll understand why Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of South America”!

Internship Start Dates:

  • Flexible start dates at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer* terms.  Not available for winter term, due to the academic calendar in Argentina.*Applicants for summer term: Be aware that there is a two-week break in July, which will cause summer internships to be extended over a 12-week period.

Duration of Internship:

  • 10-12 weeks.

Since 2006, our partner company has helped students find career-related internships around the world, across all fields. They will work with you to help define your ideal internship, provide insight into local opportunities and help find a placement that suits your skills, experience, and interests. They’ll also help with logistics, including arranging secure, central housing, providing an on-site orientation, and will invite you to local weekly social and cultural events, where you can meet other program participants and experience local culture.

Examples of possible education placements and tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting teachers with giving lessons in a special needs school
  • Teaching ESOL to staff at local companies
  • Leading English conversation classes
  • Planning and leading activities for elementary and high school students
  • Tutoring students 1:1
  • Assisting with the design of teaching materials


Academic Background:

  • Majors in relevant academic fields and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should have relevant knowledge or experience in their preferred field.
  • Host companies may have established requirements or experience based on specific tasks for a position.

Skills / Experience:

  • Previous experience working with children or the population you’re interested in teaching is preferre
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to self-direct work and manage independent deadlines

The current skill set of the applicant will have a bearing on which opportunities are available to them.

Language Requirements:

Internship opportunities are available both for Spanish and non-Spanish speakers.  While students with Spanish proficiency have more options available, our partner company can find opportunities according to your level.

Once in country, language classes can be arranged if needed or desired.

Other Requirements:

Internships are an opportunity to learn, as well as be involved in the organization’s projects, so students should be professionally motivated, flexible, and proactive, and have a passion for this field.

High level of: Maturity, personal responsibility, cultural sensitivity, professionalism, independence, demonstrated initiative, independent problem-solving skills, adaptability, and patience.

Estimated One-Time Expenses

  • IE3Global Program Fee: $3,450
  • Host Site Fees: $2,655
  • International Travel: $1,500 to $2,000
  • Visa Fees: $0*
  • Recommended Immunizations: $200**

Estimated Monthly Expenses

  • Housing: $600-$800 ($150-$200/wk)
  • Food: $400 ($100/wk)
  • Local Transportation: $100 ($25/wk)
  • Recreation: $200 ($50/wk)
  • Personal Expenses: $150 ($37.50/wk)

Budgeting Note: Estimated costs are based on typical internship-related costs and a modest standard of living. Each intern’s costs will vary based on lifestyle choices (eating out vs. cooking, taking public transportation vs. taxis) and recreational spending (travelling on days off, hobbies, etc.).

Additional Expense Information

The host site fee includes:

  • customized internship placement
  • assisting with local transport
  • airport pick-up and on-site orientation
  • invitation to weekly social and cultural events
  • advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay
  • 24/7 emergency support and assistance

* No visa required for U.S. citizens

** Fees vary based on medical history and insurance coverage

Some basic guidance related to locating housing will be provided by our partner in Argentina.  Interns are ultimately responsible for locating and securing their own safe housing.”


Fall | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Spring: November 15

Basic Requirements

See Qualifications & Requirements section