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Argentina - Study Spanish and Work with Children

Immerse yourself in Argentinian culture and study Spanish in a vibrant and supportive school environment, all while providing support to children from underprivileged backgrounds. This is an incredible opportunity to study Spanish and give back to the local community.



$1,260

 

Fast Facts

Location of ProjectBuenos Aires, Argentina
Project LengthMin 2 weeks - Max 4 weeks
Arrival AirportEzeiza International Airport
Volunteer WorkLearn Spanish, provide support to children from underprivileged backgrounds
Number of ParticipantsUp to 20 International volunteers
Age18 - 60

What's Included

AccommodationSingle room in an apartment
FoodNot included
Orientation KitAll necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival
SupportLocal in-country team and 24hr emergency support
Airport TransfersIncluded on arrival and departure
Insurance Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage

What's Not Included

Flights, meals, local transportation, visa (if required), personal expenses
 

Location

Buenos Aires is an exceptional city that melds the fiery passion of Latin America with European refinement.  This can be seen in the wide boulevards that lay next to cobblestone streets and in the bejeweled ladies lunching at extravagant restaurants while street children search through trash cans to find their next meal.  Latin music pours out onto the streets while rock and roll blares inside some bars.  The city offers a spectacular mix of things to do, so whether you want to learn how to tango or see an impressive collection of European art, there will be something to suit your taste. 

 

About the Project

Historically, Argentina was always considered a wealthy country, but since the financial crisis of 2001 and the deflation of the Argentine Peso, the country has faced many economic trials, including a drastic increase in poverty and the subsequent lack of subsidy for public services. In conjunction with local NGO's and volunteer organizations this project aims to help improve the quality of life for those living under these devastating conditions. 

 
By studying Spanish in the mornings and volunteering with children in the afternoon, you will have the unique experience of immersing yourself in all aspects of Buenos Aires culture as well as having the opportunity to practice your Spanish in real - life situations.
 

 

Spanish Course

For the duration of the program, from Mondays to Fridays, you will participate in a  20 hour a week Spanish course.   The classes will focus on improving your speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. The knowledgeable and approachable staff as well as the small group dynamic provides the perfect atmosphere and platform to immerse yourself in the language. Upon completion, you will receive a participation certificate.  
 
 

Volunteer Work and Contribution

The after school program provides a safe space for children from disadvantaged areas to participate in different activities. As a volunteer on this project you can select which activities you would like to be involved in. You may select to spend an afternoon exploring the city with friends allowing you to decide how intensive you would like your volunteering experience to be.

Afternoon activities with the children include, but are not limited to:

  • Playing sports and recreational games
  • Engaging in Arts and Culture workshops
  • Homework help and supervision
  • Helping to organize special events  like birthdays

 

Living Arrangements

Accommodations: You will be staying in a shared apartment with a local host in one of the best neighborhoods of the city (max. 40 minutes to the school). Volunteers will have a single bedroom with a shared bathroom and communal space. 

Food:  Meals are not included but students have access to a fully equipped kitchen.

Laundry: Volunteers can do their laundry at a local laundromat. 

Internet: WiFi is available

 

Travel Highlights

During your time volunteering you will have a selection of extensive activities in order  to socialize with students and Argentines as well as practice your  Spanish outside the classroom setting. These include:
 
Group Tango Class
Neighborhood Walking Tour 
Group Salsa Class 
Argentine History Class 
Museum Visit 
 
For an additional fee you can also join a range of low cost activities including wine tastings, bike tours, student dinners and cooking classes. 
 

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Desire to improve the lives of the children
  • Adaptable, flexible, proactive and creative
  • Work well in a group, able to collaborate with others
  • Lots of energy
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