||All year round - you choose your start and finish
dates! Please note that during the whole of January and
half of July the Law Courts close due to vacation and so
exposure the Courts won't be available. However, the Law
firms don't close during this period, so you can still
do your placement during these Court vacation periods.
||Minimum length of placement is
12 weeks and
longer, subject to visa requirements
||You should be 18, with some previous experience or
studies, intermediate Spanish and the ability to work on
your own initiative. Please see Who Can
Full Price List
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance
►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
Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return
transfer to airport.
Who can do
are open to all nationalities and all ages over
17.Suitable for gap years (but with some study required)
or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career
breakers, anyone interested in gaining overseas work
experience or an internship for university credit or
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad
and learn about medical practices in Argentina.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head
and shoulders above most others in the job market
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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Primary Care Centres are the first level of access for
disadvantaged people in poor neighbourhoods and are strategically located within these neighbourhoods to be closer to
the people. They are also the first place to go to when you have a
health problem and need professional assistance. You'll help these
community members to improve their health and search for more efficient
ways of preventing diseases.
Primary Care Centres they have family doctors, paediatricians, nurses,
psychologists, dentists and social workers, as well as
other specialties. You’ll shadow doctors and
nurses in their daily activities as they work with patients, including:
You may also be asked to perform other duties when needed, such as
assisting with document translations and helping to categorise
medications that have been donated to the Center.
The local doctors and nurses will assist you to gain knowledge
about the practice of medicine in poor communities and neighbourhoods,
as well as providing you with a practical perspective regarding the
needs and concerns of the people who attend the Health Center. Here
you'll have a real opportunity to exchange information, questions and
answers with patients and doctors and get to know a real community and
its daily struggles.
In turn, the medical staff have commented on the
value of learning from you - "We learn from their experience
and knowledge [including] different ways of communicating with patients
and professional staff."
You'll work an average of 20 hours per week,
Monday to Friday, leaving you enough time to explore beautiful
WHO CAN APPLY?
Applicants should be able to meet the following criteria:
Be over 18 years of age.
Previous experience or advanced studies in the health area required.
Be able to speak some Spanish (intermediate to advanced level) to
work in the clinic. If you are a medical student or doctor, it is highly
recommended that you have a good command of the language.
Be able to stay for a minimum of 12 weeks in order to really get
familiar with the Center and its work.
You should also be outgoing, sociable and very able to use your own initiative.
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.
You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic
building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for
exploring the city and doing shopping. It's big enough to be sociable
and fun, yet small enough to feel at home; a real chance to immerse
yourself in Argentine culture.
You'll share a
dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel
boasts of several amenities like internet and WiFi, a common area, DVD
room, library, book exchange and a housekeeping service.
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!
choose the host family option, there is an
Got any questions? Please email us:
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 program (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
Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in
all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
While on your placements, you can also book some Optional
Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.
Spanish Lessons and Courses
Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish. Gain a skill
and enjoy your placement even more!
Tango and Salsa Dance Classes
Learn to dance the flamboyant South American way. A very
good way to immerse yourself into the culture.
Photography Lessons in BA
Study photography in colourful Buenos Aires. Lessons
will be tailored to your individual needs,
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND 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,
- 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
- Avenida Santa Fe is the most
fashionable shopping area.
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you
arrive in your new country, please
Support & Backup: To read about the excellent
Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your program, please click here