NICE Services and Frequently Asked Questions

Our most important consideration is that you feel in good hands from your first contact until your departure. Therefore, with our NICE services we offer a  “all-round carefree package”, which is already included when you decide to complete an internship, a volunteering or a language course with NICE in Argentina.
Here you can find out everything worth knowing about our services, our unbeatable value for money and how we will help you with words and deeds at every stage of your project abroad.
In addition, we answer all the typical questions at this point.
If there are still any questions left, please let us know and we will be more than happy to answer them.

What’s included

  • Highly individual consultancy – by email and phone. We answer within 24 hours.
  • We speak English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese.
  • Get oriented: More than 300 internship or volunteering examples available.
  • CV: Translation and revision.
  • Internship/Volunteering search: Regular feedback on progress.
  • Personal attention: Your english speaking contact person at NICE.
  • Detailed Internship and Volunteering offers: Company/Institution details, description of your activities, a pre contact to the company/institution is possible.
  • Frame contract with the internship/volunteering company/institution in order to integrate foreign interns/volunteers.
  • University contracts: Handling and submission of all required documents and certificates.
  • Scholarships: Issuing of all necessary application documents.
  • NICE –Travel Preparation (Handbook).
  • NICE – Tips for your Stay (Handbook).
  • Insurance: Personal Consultancy.
  • Flights: Support and Advice on flight connections.
  • Personal guidance on travel preparation issues.
  • Spanish skills: Free assessment test and consultancy.
  • City map and Bus card for public transport*.
  • SIM card for your mobile and/or Rental of an Argentine mobile*.
  • NICE – Leisure Time Guide.
  • Local NICE-group on Facebook.
  • Excursions and free time activities on site*.
  • 24/7 hotline for consultancy in cases of emergency.
  • NICE Buddy-Program with Argentines & “Spanish-English-Exchange” Program.
  • Assistance on Argentine working style and rules of conduct at the workplace.
  • Preparation for or assistance at* the first interview with your internship/volunteering institution.
  • Regular Feedback and mentoring to ensure a successful internship/volunteering.
  • Consultancy and support on your internship/volunteering certificate (issued by the internship company or volunteering institution).
  • * Córdoba
  • Spanish evaluation test before the course.
  • Graphical and audiovisual teaching material, weekly test in order to optimize learning progress
  • Spanish course certificate
  • Snacks and drinks during the language course (tea, coffee, cookies, etc),
  • Class rooms all with air condition & heating and free Wifi at our Spanish school
  • 24/7 emergency hotline
  • Detailed NICE Preparation Guide
  • NICE Manual “Tips For Your Stay”
  • Program “Spanish-English-Exchange”
  • Cultural and free time activities on site
  • Buddy-program with Argentines (if available)
  • Single rooms equipped with the Argentine furnishing style: bed, bedside table, wardrobe, linen and heater.
  • Apartments in city centre or in proximity to centre.
  • Proximity to NICE office and/or internship/volunteering institution.
  • Living with the locals.
  • Matching your profile.
  • Interest in cultural exchange by hosts.
  • Possibility of changing accommodation.
  • Hospitable and helpful hosts.
  • Safe environment.
  • Your preferences will be considered.
  • Internet access.

FAQ

  1. Fill out the online registration without any obligations.
  2. We will send you our information material and advise you individually on your plans. Also, we will clarify with you what information we need for the internship/volunteering organization.
  3. Depending on how quickly you want to get internship/volunteering offers, you shall pay the standard start fee or the express start fee. Then you get at least two internship/volunteering offers with all internship/volunteering and company/institution details.
  4. If you are happy with one of the offers, you sign the internship/volunteering contract. Having accepted your internship/volunteering, you are also free to book your language course and accommodation.
    We support you during your flight search, application for funding and travel preparation. And once you have booked the flight, you share with us when you arrive in Argentina!

NICE Guarantee:
In the very rare case that we were not able to find a suitable internship/volunteering, the start fee will be refunded 100%. The organisation fee will only be charged if you accept an offered internship/volunteering.

No, because we work transparently and without any hidden costs. When submitting your application form you only pay the start fee for your internship or volunteering. In addition, you will have the possibility to register for all additional services that you might need, such as Spanish courses or accommodation.
All prices are published on our website; this is how you can easily add up the costs and calculate the total price of your individual package.
Additionally, you should take your flight and sufficient insurance protection into account. Low-priced insurance packages are offered for example at the student card ISIC. Cheap flight deals you find on skyscanner, kayak or statravel where you can quickly and easily compare prices.
When thinking of Argentina, Buenos Aires and Tango come immediately to your mind. This is why it may be surprising that the most popular internship/volunteering city is Córdoba: Argentina’s second largest city offers a lot of cultural activities, entertainment, a great surrounding area and above all it is less anonymous than Buenos Aires. Being the most important university town of the country, the city is very young and it is much easier to get into contact with locals.
In case you attend a Spanish Course at NICE before starting with the internship, you will definitely get to know Córdoba because this is where our headquarters and our Spanish school are located. A combination of a Spanish course in Córdoba and an internship/volunteering in another city can be conveniently and simply arranged.
Of course, we also arrange compulsory internships and internship semesters. Experience has shown that there are some particularities in comparison to voluntary internships:

  • Since every university has specific conditions that need to be fulfilled for the acceptance of an internship, you have the possibility to indicate them in the online registration. We will consider these criteria for the search, in order to only offer you internships that meet the guidelines.
  • Having received an internship offer that suits you, you can present it at your university before formally accepting it.
  • In case of a compulsory internship it is often necessary that the university concludes frame contracts and instruction agreements with the internship company. You can hand in these documents to NICE and we will make sure the company signs them and that you receive everything on time.
Our service is also open to high school graduates looking for occupational orientation. If you want to do a pre-study internship, you simply tell us all requirements that need to be met. We will take them into account in the organization of your internship and assist you when issuing all the necessary documents for the subsequent placement recognition.
Just like you are now, we once were students and we know this phenomenon! This is why we are keen to offer our high quality services for affordable prices.
To achieve this, we use amongst others only a minimal percentage of our revenues on marketing.
Even when planning your stay we support you to find economical solutions to make your dream come true. This includes, for example, choosing your flight connection and the travel insurance. Also, you can apply for funding with our support.
If you want to select cost-consciously the internship/volunteering city, we recommend you to avoid the capital and Patagonia, because living costs there are significantly higher than in the other Argentine regions.
In Argentina the majority of internships offered to foreigners are unfortunately unpaid. The reason for this is that paid internships are considered to be regular work places – and those require a work visa. Applying for such a visa is not only a complicated procedure but also time and money consuming. Hence, most companies are not willing to offer paid internships to foreigners.
For this reason we recommend you to rather apply for scholarships or to economize: For the application for fundings, of course, we will support you in issuing the necessary documents.
And to save costs we assist you with advice on choosing your flight connection or travel insurance. In addition, you can plan your stay cost-consciously by avoiding the capital and Patagonia as your internship city.
Unfortunately not, even though some people might say so. Only very few people speak and understand English in Argentina. If you have no or only very basic Spanish knowledge, we recommend you to attend a Spanish course on-site. That will enable you soon to communicate easily with locals.
If you plan an internship, having good Spanish skills is a very important prerequisite for a successful work experience.
Since we organize only high quality internships, we need to guarantee to the companies that the interns dispose of the required Spanish level. Accordingly, we will take care that the intern will be able to communicate in the company and that he/she will be able to understand his/her superiors and colleagues.
If you like, we are pleased to evaluate your Spanish skills for free. Just ask for our Spanish test.
Sufficient Spanish language skills are THE requirement for a successful internship or volunteering in Argentina. In order to be sufficiently prepared before the beginning of the internship or volunteering, participants with no or only basic Spanish knowledge attend an intensive Spanish course (“Intensive Course Plus”) at the NICE Spanish school in Córdoba. Beginners usually need on average six weeks of this course type to be prepared for an internship and 3-4 weeks to be prepared for a volunteering. Correspondingly, students who already have some knowledge need less time.
Having filled in our Spanish test we be able to give you an estimation of how many weeks of the “Intensive Course Plus” you need in order to attain the required Spanish level.
All of our courses are oriented towards our students’ individual needs. The duration of the course depends on your previous language skills and your personal aim.
If you want the course to prepare you for travelling, you will be able to make yourself understood and communicate basic needs after a 2-week Intensive Course. After a 3- or 4-week Intensive Course, you will enjoy your travel even more because you will be able to chat with locals and get to know “their” South America.
In order to get prepared for an internship or volunteering in Argentina, the language requirements are obviously higher. In this case, our Spanish test will give you an idea of how many weeks will be necessary. On average, beginners achieve the required level for the internship accomplishing a 6 week “Intensive Course Plus”, while the necessary level for a volunteering is reached earlier; also those who already know some Spanish need obviously less time!
We extensively check every student’s level before forming groups. If you want a detailed and professional estimation of your Spanish level, just contact us!
Highly qualified teachers are essential to ensure fast advances in your Spanish course. NICE only cooperates with experienced teachers who have completed a university education and who are especially trained for teaching Spanish to foreigners.
If you choose the “Intensive Course Plus” you will enjoy having two teachers and even many conversations with locals. This way, we make sure that you won’t get too used to one person’s way of speaking.
Most teachers speak and understand English as well.
However, our courses are predominantly taught in Spanish. That way, the new language skills are acquired in the fastest, most durable and successful manner.
The South American Spanish differs slightly from the European Spanish. The courses teach vocabulary both from Spain as well as from South America and the grammatical differences will be indicated and explained. The focus of the course is naturally on the application of the Argentine Spanish. This way we make sure that you will be prepared to communicate with the locals in Argentina.
Group courses of any level start on Monday of each week. If you want to take private tutoring lessons or form a group with some friends you can start any day of the week. Classes will be held from Monday to Friday.
If you want to do a Spanish course, just fill in our online registration and we will get in contact with you, giving you all information you might need and supporting you with the inscription documents and travel preparation.
If you already know some Spanish you can then also fill in our Spanish Test. This way we can give feedback on your Spanish level and adapt the course perfectly to your skills.
No, because we work transparently and without any hidden costs. In the online registration you can simply indicate which services you wish and you will receive the corresponding invoices. All prices are published on our website; this is how you can easily add up the costs and calculate the total price of your individual package.
Additionally, you should take your flight and sufficient insurance protection into account. Low-priced insurance packages are offered for example at the student card ISIC. Tips on flights and flight booking you’ll find in our travel preparation guide.
Just like you are now, we once were students and we know this phenomenon! This is why we are keen to offer our high quality services for affordable prices. To achieve this, we use amongst others only a minimal percentage of our revenues on marketing.
Even when planning your stay we support you to find economical solutions to make your dream come true. This includes, for example, choosing your flight connection and the travel insurance. Also, you can apply for funding with our support.
Whenever you like! You can move in or out on any day of the week. The period of your stay is not limited to the duration of the language course, the volunteering or the internship.
You can move into your accommodation between 8 am and 11 pm.
All accommodations are self-catering. Certainly, you can use the kitchen for cooking or you can prepare a meal with your flat mates! If both parties agree, you can also individually arrange with your host(s) to participate in their meals, paying an allowance.
If you have booked a reception service, we will pick you up at the airport or the bus station and take you to your accommodation. In this case, you do not need to do anything. If you have not booked a reception service, please contact your host to be sure there will be somebody at home when you are arriving. To do so you will receive all contact details in advance.
To get to your accommodation we recommend to order a taxi or remis in the arrival hall of the airport. The company Tienda León in Buenos Aires is well known for its good and safe bus and taxi service: With the bus you go from the airport to its headquaters and from there you will be taken to your accommodation with one of its company taxis.
NICE Services

NICE Services and FAQ

NICE services and FAQ

NICE Services

NICE Services

Check out all our services: Internships, Volunteerings, Spanish Courses and more!