Programs & Activities / Past

Buen Vecino Internship Program (BVIP)


The host families have a chance to learn more about the student’s homeland and to practice their language skills. The students benefit greatly from the experience of putting theory into practice and from the opportunity of living in their neighboring country, which for many of them is a first.


“Their attitude was outstanding. They both were terrific and a pleasure to live with. They pitched in and helped out all the time. They were polite consistently, well behaved and good humored…. BVIP is an excellent project and experience for the interns and the host families…. We will definitely do it again.”

–BVIP Host family


“His attitude was very pleasant and flexible. We were glad to have him with us…. I think it is a great program and a great experience for all, especially the exchanged student.”

–BVIP Host Family