Madeline Sanchez

Finance Intern | Buenos Aires
Michigan State University
28 July 2017

I wasn’t nervous to study abroad. I’ve traveled alone before and feel pretty comfortable wherever I go—so my biggest fear of coming to Buenos Aires was that the experience wouldn’t live up to my previous ones. When I arrived in Buenos Aires, I was lucky enough to have two incredibly kind and hilarious host sisters that happened to be the same age as me. They immediately welcomed me into their circle of friends and always pretended to understand my Spanish. Looking back, I can’t even compare this experience to my others. I may have only been here for 3 months, but they truly feel like sisters to me.

My internship with Connect-123 gave me a unique perspective of Argentina, because I was able to work outside of the “bubble” that is Buenos Aires. I didn’t want an internship where I would be stuck in an office each day, and Connect-123 somehow found the perfect opportunity for me. A few days each week, I was able to work in Tigre and the poorer neighborhoods north of the city, helping out in my nonprofit’s financial literacy and business development classes.

The best part about Connect-123 is that I didn’t have to sacrifice anything—a good host family, time to travel around Argentina, local friends, a relevant internship—somehow I got all four.

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Marko Jurkovich

Finance Intern | Buenos Aires
Carleton University
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My eight weeks in Buenos Aires were more rewarding than I could have hoped for, in no small part due to Connect-123. I interned at a small women's microfinance organization, to which I was matched through Connect-123. I came in with much uncertainty, lacking technical skills and high-level Spanish, so I was concerned about my role in my internship site. However, a great work environment and amazing coworkers made coming...

Camille Falezan

Economic Development & Microfinance Intern | Buenos Aires
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As I drove away from the airport and as my gaze fell on the city of Buenos Aires, I immediately knew that this experience would be eye-opening and unique but I was far from imagining to what extent it would be! Buenos Aires is a dynamic and fascinating city, beautiful during the day and frantic during the night. There is so much to do that you cannot possibly get bored...

John Sanford

Finance Intern | Buenos Aires
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23 December 2014

I can only comment positively with regard to the service and personnel provided to me by Connect-123 throughout the entirety of my internship process in Buenos Aires. Katie and Paula are very personable people who not only found me a great internship, but put in the after hours work to make sure that myself and the other interns were comfortable in an unfamiliar city. The experience gained through my time...

Manny Tulumaris

Finance Intern | Buenos Aires
George Washington University Graduate
27 January 2014

My several months in Buenos Aires, Argentina were an incredible experience that allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. As a recent college graduate with a degree in Finance and Spanish, this was a perfect opportunity that allowed me to transition into life after graduation. As a former Division I athlete, spending a semester abroad was never an option, but I was convinced it was something I needed to...

Vanessa Gonzalez

Microfinance Intern | Buenos Aires
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After spending two months in Buenos Aires, I absolutely fell in love with it – and the assistance I was given by Connect-123 at all times contributed immensely to that. On the one hand, living in the capital of Argentina did not feel that foreign to me. I was born and raised in southern Brazil, and there were quite a few things I shared with the porteños beside a passion...

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