Shannon Griel

Microfinance Intern | Buenos Aires
Miami University Graduate
2 September 2011

My experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina was truly enjoyable and enlightening.  Connect-123 made the entire process easy, smooth, and rewarding, from finding me an internship in my area of interest, to finding me a great apartment in Buenos Aires.  My journey was 4 months long, and I spent 3 months interning at a local Economic Development NGO, learning about the world of micro-finance and infrastructure improvements in the impoverished provinces outside the city.  The work experience was exactly what I had hoped for, and the NGO was so welcoming to all of the interns, as well as genuinely committed to fostering an environment of mutual learning and progress.

Outside of working, Connect-123 was a stable part of my life down in Buenos Aires – I knew I could count on them to respond to any questions I had about the city, my apartment, traveling, etc.  I definitely took advantage of the great social events that Connect-123 coordinated during the time I was down there, and met some wonderful people from all over the US who shared similar interests of learning, exploring, and traveling in a foreign country.  I would definitely recommend Connect-123 to anyone who wants a work or volunteer experience abroad!

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