Thanks to the Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Argentina, I spent this past summer traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina to work at Che3D, a business focused on designing and manufacturing plastic products using 3D printing.
Come spring semester, it seems like all college students start hunting for internships—and landing an international one is like hitting the jackpot. Besides their many professional benefits, international internships give students a chance to travel, immerse in a new culture, discover their true callings, as well as make lifelong connections and friendships.
I’ve had a hard time putting into words how fortunate I am to be living the life of my dreams. Traveling. Interning with a nonprofit whose mission I strongly support. Working with people who care about what I have to say. Being surrounded and living with strong, talented, and empowering women. Meeting genuine human beings who make a foreign country feel like home. Yes, I know. I am blessed beyond belief. Every morning, Facundo, my internship supervisor in Argentina, and I sit down in the common area, sip on mate (the traditional infused drink in Argentina), and chat for a…
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This summer, Alexis, Cynthia, and Cruz opened their eyes to new horizons, new cultures, and new experiences as part of the Cultural Vistas Fellowship, a fully funded eight-week internship opportunity for U.S. students in Bangalore, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. Here’s a little of what they learned, living abroad for the very first time.
Cruz Aleman is one of the Cultural Vistas Fellows we’re highlighting as part of our summer’s fundraising campaign for this program. Feria de San Telmo is a fair that takes place in Barrio de San Telmo here in Buenos Aires every Sunday. There are up to 270 stands full of treats, matés, and souvenirs. As I walk through the crowd of locals and tourists, my eyes dart to and from the array of colors and faces seducing me into spending the pesos in my Frida Kahlo wallet. The day is gloomy in the best way. The air is chilly but…
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