||All year round - you choose your start and finish
||From 1 week to 12 weeks,
subject to visa requirements
||Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a
good dose of enthusiasm!)
Full Price List
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance
►Course fees and some materials
►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 or those taking a year out,
grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in
learning Spanish or gaining a new skill for their CV or
Résumé, or expanding their learning for university
credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad or
who has only a short time available for the placement.
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!
List of all Projects in Argentina
If you're a complete beginner at Spanish, we
recommend that you take Spanish Lessons in Buenos Aires as these will
provide an excellent base to learn from. Both private lessons and
university courses are well structured and the teachers usually have a
high level of English, which makes them ideal for beginners. If you're not
a beginner, we'll ensure that you are allocated to the correct level.
These will be
held at a nearby language center with a qualified Spanish teacher. They are monthly
courses of 10 hours per week (five two hour lessons) and are individually
tailored to your level of expertise. The lessons are usually arranged on a one
to one basis where you will receive individual tuition and lessons prepared
especially for you. During your course, one lesson each week will be held at a
cultural place to enable you to practice you Spanish in real life situations.
At the end of the course, you’ll receive a Certificate
issued by the Institute your teacher belongs to, stating that you have done the
course, to what level, and the duration in hours of the course you have
These lessons can be taken for a period of one month or more and have no set
start and finish dates.
Private lessons are recommended if you are
a complete beginner and want to spend time learning at your own pace.
This is also a great option if you want to combine
Spanish lessons with another program, such as teaching.
SPANISH COURSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES:
The University of Buenos Aires is divided into various schools, one of which is
the schools of Agronomy. This school has set up its own language extension which
runs specially designed courses to help foreigners learn Spanish.
An excellent element of this course is that it includes visits to museums, theatres
and other places of cultural interest, all of which will help you to
adapt what you are learning to everyday situations, at the same time as
There is usually a maximum of 14 students per class with two teachers.
The courses can be taken at all levels from beginner to advanced and is an
intensive, one month course.
INTENSIVE COURSE:This is a one-month intensive course of 15 hours of lessons per week.
You'll attend three hours of classes a day and all classes are in the
afternoon. This course covers a total of 60 hours tuition over one month.
If you are doing Intensive lessons at the same time as another placement, you'll have quite a busy schedule.
This course starts at the beginning of each month - please contact us for
exact dates as you will need to arrive a day or two before hand in order to
Travelers will liaise with you regarding which level
of course you should take and will make all arrangements accordingly. Spanish
lessons at the University are certificated. You will attend lectures at the
University, going there and returning daily by bus or Metro, and you’ll live in
the same hostel as other volunteers or with a host family, depending on
If you want to pack in a lot of learning instead of having a relaxed placement,
we can combine your University course with additional lessons from Spanish teachers. Your schedule for all of the courses given above will allow time for studying and also time for sightseeing and absorbing the experience of being in the Argentina culture.
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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 socialble 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
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 particular 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.
Very popular 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.
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arrive in your new country, please
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