ARGENTINA

LAW WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Intern at a leading law firm in the heart of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires! The law practice was founded more than 50 years ago, initially specialising in corporate law and have since expanded into other areas such as business reorganisation and bankruptcy. Their vast range of services means you'll get excellent, all-round experience.

As with any law placement, the work you’ll be involved with will vary according to your own abilities and to what the company requires from you at the time you’re there. Your office work will vary from day to day, case to case and intern to intern but you are likely to be involved in case studies and have the opportunity to visit the law courts.

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £2,270 (approx. US$2,820) for 6 weeks
£195 (US$245) for each additional week.
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: 6 weeks (minimum) to 12 weeks, subject to visa requirements.
Start Dates: All year except for 5 weeks from 24th December 2015 - 1st February 2016.
Requirements: You should be at an advanced stage in your law studies to participate on this internship. No knowledge of Spanish is required however.
What's included: Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance,
Accommodation,
Food (excluding lunch),
Meeting you at Buenos Aires Airport,
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project,
Local in-country team support and backup,
24-hr emergency support,
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Programme? All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 20. Suitable for advanced students of law who want to study abroad and learn about the practice of Law overseas, and for grown-up gappers and career breakers.
Please see "Requirements" above.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
  • New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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Downtown Buenos Aires.
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WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION

At the law firm you will be allocated a supervisor who will be responsible for your day to day work. The staff are really friendly and full of energy and most of them speak English. You'll work alongside 20 qualified lawyers in a large open-plan office in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Office work will vary from day to day and according to the cases they are working on at the time of your internship but will most likely include:

  • Study cases
  • Making drafts
  • Comparative analysis of international laws
  • Involvement in institutional contracts, commercial contracts, constitution of Companies abroad
  • Involvement in Share holders agreements
  • Visit the courts and have the chance to observe hearings and trials

Working in this Law firm will give you the opportunity to gain experience in the day-to-day running of a law practice. As with any law placement, the work you’ll be involved with will vary according to your own abilities and attitude, and to what the company requires from you at the time you’re there. Exactly what your office work will involve will vary from day to day, case to case and intern to intern. The all-round exposure you will gain will give you an extraordinary insight into Argentine law.

Your working hours are likely to be 10am – 3pm Monday to Friday.

Please note that you need to be pro-active on this project and ask lots of questions!

COMBINED PLACEMENTS:

We can arrange for your to do a one-month intensive Spanish course, followed by a two-month or three-month work experience internship placement.

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Intern at work on the Law Work Experience Internship in Argentina
Intern at work at one of the law practices in the Law Work Experience Internship.
Praça Lavalle e Tribunal de Justiça - The Tribunal Court in Buenos Aires, a most impressive building!
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HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city, with an endless supply of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby. It has a sociable atmosphere and you'll be made to feel welcome with a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has a common area where you can relax and watch TV or DVD’s and there is also a piano and a ping pong table! It also has Wi-Fi and a couple of computers and a small roof terrace with chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

FOOD:

You’ll be given an allowance for your meals (breakfast and dinner, lunch is excluded for projects in Buenos Aires). This arrangement is to give you the flexibility to sample the great Argentinean food. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION:

If you would prefer a more cultural experience, we can arrange for you to stay with a local Argentinean family. Host family accommodation gives you the opportunity to become more integrated in the local community and is ideal if you want to practice your Spanish (Basic/intermediate Spanish is required to stay with a Host Family). You'll have a comfortable private room and use of the kitchen. Breakfast and dinner is provided every day and you will usually share a typical Argentinean meal with your family.

Facilities in host families do vary, but you can express your preferences regarding the type of family that you stay with (for example, a family with or without children, pets, etc). If you stay in a host family you will be given contact details of other volunteers living in Buenos Aires so that you won't miss out on any socialising!

If you choose the host family option, there is an additional supplement.

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The Reception at the (very friendly) hostel has a good vibe.
One of the very comfortable bedrooms at the Hostel. The staff are pretty wonderful as well :-)
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

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Volunteers enjoying a night out.
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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to let you learn, expand your personal and professional development ... and add to your fun and enjoyment!

Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.

A CULINARY ARGENTINIAN EXPERIENCE!
An incredible evening packed with an introduction to the best of Argentine cuisine, wine and culture while meeting people from all over the world.
Price: £59, all inclusive (but excluding transport to and from the restaurant)

During the evening, 5 classic Argentinean activities are offered:

  1. You'll be taught how to make traditional empanada, using the gourmet fillings (both meat and vegetarian). There is an Empanada competition with prizes. Alongside the creations, you'll enjoy grilled provoleta cheese with sliced chorizo sausage and homemade chimichurri.
  2. Enjoy what many claim to be the very best steak in Argentina cooked to order and accompanied with velvety mashed potatoes and oven roasted vegetables. (Vegetarian, pescetarian and celiac options are available on request.)
  3. Two distinct Malbec wines, both from boutique wineries in Mendoza, paired to complement the food. Learn about and enjoy unlimited wine throughout the dinner. White wine is also available on request.To upgrade your wine experience, join our Wine Cocktail Mixology and Aroma Class before dinner (this is an optional activity, with limited availability).
  4. For dessert, you'll make alfajores, Argentina’s national sweet, where biscuits, dulce de leche, melted chocolate fondue and coconut shavings combine to delight the senses.
  5. Finally, you'll learn about the history and etiquette of mate, Argentina’s national pastime, and prepare it from scratch yourself.

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WALKING TOUR OF LA BOCA:
5-hour tour, moderate walking, departs at 11am in Monserrat and finishes at 4:30pm, Tuesdays and Fridays
Price: £15 per person

Tour the beautiful cobble stone streets of Le Boca, the heart of Buenos Aires and the birth place of Tango.

Le Boca literally translated means “the Mouth” of the city, referring to its location at the mouth of the river Raichuelo and the famous port that started the 20th century boom, as many immigrants from Europe flocked to the New World and made their home in Le Boca and the surrounding neighbourhood.

This fascinating walking tour is a must if you want to explore the rich history, eclectic architecture and diverse cultures that makes Buenos Aires so very special.

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES:
6 hours of lessons per week:
Price: £295 for two weeks

Study photography with an experienced private tutor who will tailor your lessons to your individual needs. Classes include practical teaching, analysis of your work, theory and history and regular opportunities to explore and capture this wonderful city with your camera!

This course is for everyone, from beginner to advanced level. There are 6 hours a week of lessons and, depending on the length of your course, you'll learn about the concepts of photography ranging from what lighting to use through to the theory and history of photography. You’ll be given assignments which you can complete while exploring the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or objects according to the guidelines given. This is truly a unique way to discover the city with its different sides.

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GRAFFITI TOUR OF BUENOS AIRES:
3-hour tour, North City tour, departs at 3pm in Colegiales and finishes at 6pm in Palermo, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays
Price: £35 per person

Experience the world of urban art through this visually stunning tour of Buenos Aires.

The tour is lead in English and conducted both on foot and by air-conditioned minibus. The tour finishes in Post Bar in Palermo, home to the unique artist run street art gallery Hollywood and Cambodia.

Uncover the diverse and compelling history that began an art movement that developed the only street and urban art gallery in all of Buenos Aires. You'll explore the barrios of Colegiales, Chacarita, Villa Crespo and Palermo, each with its own unique feel and character. These neighbourhoods boast a rich variety of art from local and international artists.

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SPANISH COURSES IN BUENOS AIRES:
1-Week Intensive Course with private lessons (10 hours), prior to starting your Main Project: Includes all your food and accommodation.
Price: £590

Weekly Lessons: 10 hours of lessons per week running concurrent with your main project:
Price: £195 per week

Bienvenido! Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish, the fourth most spoken language in the world while living in Argentina. You can either do a 1-week intensive course prior to starting your main placement, or you can take lessons at the same time as doing your main project.

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TANGO CLASSES IN BUENOS AIRES:
3 Lessons per week, running concurrently with your main project:
Price: £220 per week

Learn how to dance this very flamboyant dance while you are in Argentina. Tango is a social dance which originated in Argentina and took the world by storm. It is a dance of control and surrender, of fancy suits and stilettos, and embodies all of life's richness. It is a celebration of the human spirit.

You’ll receive three private tango classes per week and you'll also find in Buenos Aires that there are many opportunities to attend a Milonga (where people from all over come and dance together.) It takes 2 to Tango – You and Buenos Aires!

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SALSA CLASSES IN BUENOS AIRES:
3 Lessons per week, running concurrently with your main project:
Price: £220 per week

Although Buenos Aires is better known for its Tango, the Salsa is just as popular. The dance is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances and was developed further in New York to the New York Style. Since salsa has its roots in so many dances and is open to improvisation, salsa styles are very fluid. You’ll receive three private salsa lessons of one and half hours per week.

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Gaucho Fiesta in Buenos Aires,Argentina

FIESTA GAUCHA - BUENOS AIRES:
Travel to a beautiful Estancia (Estate house) in the Argentine wet Pampas and experience an exciting day of Argentinean tradition and food
DURATION: This is a Full Day Experience, Tour starts at 8:40am and returns at 7:00pm
Price: £65, everything included

"Gaucho" is "cowboy" in Spanish, so you know you're in for a treat. You'll be welcomed with “Empanadas” and a drink before you start your tour of the Manor House, a small museum which displays early Guachos’ tools, furniture, crockery and the different utensils used during the "old days". After the tour you will have time to either ride one of the many horses on the manor or have a trip by “Zulki” carriage before lunch is served and the festivities begin.

Listen to folkloric songs being sung while couples dance and celebrate the day with food and wine. Chorizo (seasoned sausage), Morcilla (Blood sausage), Asado (BBQ), Vacío (Thin flank), Chicken and salads are just a few things to look forward to at lunch, accompanied by wonderful Argentinian wines or local sodas.

To finish the day a spectacular show of Herd exhibition, Gaucho Ring Race, Cuadreras Race (Horse racing) while you drink the finest coffee and nibble on typical Argentina dessert(Pastelitos). Fiesta Guach is like no other tour, it's an exciting day!

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Bike Tour of Buenos Aires, Argentina

CYCLING TOUR OF THE BEST OF BUENOS AIRES:
A 4-hour cycling tour, includes bike, helmet, water bottle and guide.
DURATION: This is a 4-hour Experience, Departs at either 9.30am or 2.30pm Mondays to Saturdays.
Price: £38 per person. Excludes transport to and from the starting point.

What a fun way to explore Buenos Aires! A leisurely bike ride and you can choose to discover either the historic south of the city or the regal north.

The South: You’ll explore the historic area of Buenos Aires taking in the famous working-class neighbourhood of Caminito where Tango was born, with its picture coloured houses. You’ll pass La Bombonera stadium home of Boca Juniors football club, and San Telmo, the oldest bairro in Buenos Aires with its colonial buildings and cobblestone streets, and Costanera Sur, enjoying the cycling trails in this tranquil nature reserve.

The North: A tour around the wealthiest areas of Buenos Aires such as Palermo and Belgrano and the most beautiful parks of Buenos Aires. You’ll find out why Buenos Aires is called the Paris of South America! You’ll visit downtown and Avenue 9 de Julio, and Avenida de Mayo and then onto Plaza San Martin with its charming French style buildings. There’s also a walking tour of the world famous Recoleta Cemetery with its grand vaults and mausoleums and the resting place of Eva Peron.

There will be lots of pit stops to take photos! Not to be missed!

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LOCATION | SIGHTSEEING:

The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. From the northern deserts to the southern Andean Cordillera, from Iguazú Falls to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia, Argentina's geography is varied and stunning. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas.

Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it. BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance.

Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity. Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare! Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

TRAVEL:

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Rafting in Mendoza, a very popular region for sports adventures.
Volunteers exploring Malargue - well worth the trip!
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REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK:

ANNIE WU
American
Law Work Experience Internship in Buenos Aires

I have gained more legal experience in different areas of Law and I have improved my Spanish. I worked on many interesting projects and I had the opportunity to write a comparative law paper with my Supervisor.
I would recommend that anyone doing this internship should be graduated from law school because most of the work I did required some legal knowledge.
Melina, Adriana and Maria have been great. I am very happy with how organized this placement is. Additionally I have met many wonderful people, and learned more about the Argentinean culture. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The City is amazing and I can't wait to explore all of it! All the Travellers [volunteers] are so nice also.
Overall I have had a great experience here at the law firm, one that I will not forget!

LOTTE BRANDSMA
Dutch
Law Work Experience Internship in Buenos Aires

The work differed from day to day, but most of it concerned Contract Law. Sometimes I'd have to look something up in Pennsylvanian Constitution for a case, sometimes I'd have to draft a memo for a prospective client about how to set up a business (and first figure out how to do that in the correct jurisdiction).
I wanted to work at a law firm because I'm studying law and I wasn't sure if I'd want to go to law school after I finished. The experience was great. Not only did I figure out that I want to continue studying law and possibly make a career out of it, but I also got to know a whole new city.
Adriana and Tamara were both as nice and helpful as can be. I had no worries about contacting them at any time.

JOHN CONWAY
Irish
Law Work Experience Internship in Buenos Aires

Overall, the experience has been very varied and I've had good exposure to what it's like to be a Commercial lawyer in Buenos Aires. Like any work placement there are days when I'm busy and days when I'm not. The staff here are very friendly and have been keen to get me involved as much as possible.
I have visited the Commercial Court. I attended a meeting at a client's office. I have researched trademarks and registration procedures on my own at the National Intellectual Property Centre. I have translated documents from Spanish into English. One day I visited the Law faculty with one of the lawyers and attended one of the lectures she gave.
The experience has been definitely been worthwhile. It has encouraged me to pursue this career when I get back home and the little Spanish that I had beforehand has improved immensely. I think the highlight has been attending the client meetings. It was very interesting to listen to the issues that the client had and how the lawyers were proposing possible solutions.
At times it can be frustrating when my 'Spanglish' lets me down, but it's a great way to learn a language and get some worthwhile experience at the same time. You definitely need to be able to use your initiative and work on your own. You can't be afraid to ask questions. You also need an open mind and a good sense of humour because obviously things are done differently here sometimes and you have to see the funny side of things.
The host family are really nice and the house is great. They really help me to practice my Spanish and they are extremely knowledgeable about Buenos Aires so that really helps.

TESSA JONES
British
Law Work Experience Internship in Buenos Aires
plus Spanish Language Course

I have had a good exposure to law and legal Spanish which has greatly improved my knowledge of how the law works in Argentina and what an Argentine lawyer does on a day-to-day basis.
My Spanish has definitely improved a great deal since I have been here. I express myself much more fluently and clearly now and I am much more confident when speaking to Argentines at work, in the family I live with and in social situations. It has been a really good experience to be independent and find my own way in a foreign country.
I have also really enjoyed working in a legal environment and improving my knowledge of how a law firm abroad works.
Finally I have loved getting to know a different people, a different culture and a very different country to what I have grown up with. I will definitely take away some great memories of Argentina.
I have been really impressed by Travellers. The placement has been really well organised, both in the build-up to my departure for Buenos Aires and during my stay here. I have really felt well looked after.
Can you describe a typical day? My day begins at 9:30 in the law firm. As the firm is quite a small firm in terms of staff, I am generally kept busy throughout the morning doing various tasks such as legal research, translations and administrative tasks for different people in the office.
I leave the office at 1:30, have a quick lunch and then head off to my Spanish lesson between 3 and 5. I am set homework for every lesson, usually a translation, a grammar exercise or a short essay, which I discuss with my teacher before moving on to read a newspaper article, a short story by an Argentine writer or an article about an aspect of Argentine history.
In the evenings and on the weekends I go out with some friends I have made while I have been here, explore the city or take a short trip to a nearby town.

PHILIP CLEMO
British
Law Work Experience Internship in Buenos Aires
plus SPanish Language Course

Buenos Aires is gorgeous, I really love it. Its very obviously a city of rich and poor but its great good knowing that there's so much to see and do and that I probably will struggle to do it all in three months! In terms of the legal placement, operating in a different legal system for a company that deals with important clients is a great experience.
The main experience is living in a foreign country and getting to meet and know the people. I find Argentinean people fascinating and that is an amazing experience! The best thing about it is getting to research and discuss unfamiliar areas of law.
My Spanish has improved a lot and is continuing to do so. Thanks so much, if it wasn't for all your help and hard work I wouldn't be having this amazing experience.
What type of person do you think this placement would suit? You have to be able to work off your own initiative and have a real interest in the law or you’ll be bored witless. As regards living over here in general, it may sound obvious but don’t come if there’s someone or something that you’re going to miss so much that it spoils your time. If you can’t handle that trade off then you shouldn’t come.
Can you describe a typical day? On the days I have a Spanish lesson I get up at 07:45, get ready and get the subte (subway) to my class (about 3 stops). I have that for 2 hours then subte it to work usually for about 11:45.
I start on whatever work we’re doing at the moment, usually with Lucy, and this has ranged from writing a shareholders agreement for a venture capital firm to preparing for a bondholder meeting for a large client.
We take about half an hour for lunch usually around 1 and try to leave around 4.
I tend to come back and chill for a bit and then either go out or cook some dinner and watch a DVD (there’s a rental place nearby). I try to get to bed for 2 but you never get to sleep before 3 so a baby-style nap after work is a good move! The body clock adjustment is a big thing here. It’s not physically demanding but its a culture shift in a big way.
Going out for dinner at 10 and clubbing after is awesome but a bit of a shift from the English way of doing things.

EMMA BURGESS
British
Law Work Experience Internship in Buenos Aires

I am gaining a valuable insight into the workings of the Argentine legal process. I am exposed to legal documentation, cases and draft documents, am learning the processes involved in preparing legal advice, and compiling and presenting commercial cases in court.
In more general terms by undertaking a placement of this nature I am experiencing life in Buenos Aires in a much more acute way than simply experienced by travelling. I genuinely feel part of the city when I travel to work in the morning on the Subte, and interact with Argentine people to a much greater extent than I would otherwise be able to do. Consequently I feel I am developing a better understanding of the history, culture, language and character of the country.
The organisation of the Travellers placements in Buenos Aires is of an exceptionally high standard. The work placement is enjoyable, insightful, and obviously thought has gone into the choice of the firm itself and the choice of accommodation.
My favourite aspect of the experience is simply the opportunity to live in Buenos Aires

JOANNE HUTCHESON
British
Law Work Experience Internship in Buenos Aires
plus Spanish Language Lessons

I love Buenos Aires! It's a beautiful city and there's so much to do - haven't done much exploring outside of the city yet but am hoping to do so soon.
I'm nearly at the end of my second week working in the law firm - I'm really enjoying it. It was difficult at first because I didn't understand the Argentinean accent, but all the lawyers are very friendly and are giving me loads of interesting work to do.
I'm taking Spanish lessons for a month to sort out my grammar and already its improving! So, so far so good. I'm having a great time.
What has struck me the most, is how friendly people are over here, everyone makes an effort to talk to you and lets you speak in Spanish even if you're making loads of mistakes.

VASSILIKI KAPELOS
Canadian
Law Work Experience Internship in Buenos Aires

The experience has been invaluable in that I have been exposed to Spanish more intensely than had I simply been a tourist, thus allowing me to learn more at a quicker pace.
As well, I have been introduced to how business is done in another country and seen firsthand the possibilites allowed by international business.
The law placement is my favourite part of the trip so far. The people I am working both with and under (especially those I have been working under) have provided me with much guidance and have really enriched the experience for me.
This placement would suit someone whose interests lie in international business and/or law and who is self-motivated, i.e. you can’t expect the work to be handed to you, you have to ask for it when necessary (don’t be shy!).