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Volunteering, gap year and career break in Argentina

Teach English to delightful children at one of our Catholic Medium schools in vibrant Buenos Aires. You can also teach Drama full time if you have experience in this area and you can also choose to teach Sport, Maths or Music, alongside teaching English. You'll act as an assistant to the regular English teacher.

Buenos Aires is stunning and often referred to as the Paris of South America. This cosmopolitan city has exciting neighbourhoods such as La Boca with its brightly painted houses and the elegant areas of Belgrano and Palermo.

No qualifications needed.

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Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates!
Duration 2 weeks to 1 year, subject to visa requirements
Requirements Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a good dose of enthusiasm). If you're teaching English, you must be fluent in English.
Price Full Price List
What's included Arranging your program,
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 Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Project? All projects 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 teaching or working with children overseas while doing voluntary work, projects abroad or study abroad.
Also available as a summer placement in Argentina, short breaks or for those wanting to do TEFL teaching.


  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Latin America.

  • The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them.

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.

  • 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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You'll work in one of our Catholic schools in the stunning city of Buenos Aires. These schools are middle class and although English is taught as a main subject, the exposure to English spoken by a native speaker is immeasurable. The children are a joy to teach and very enthusiastic at being taught by volunteers and you can bring some fun and innovative ideas into the classroom.

One of our schools have said “We want students to practise English and learn about volunteers culture”.

You are able to teach all ages, from kindergarten through to the age of 16. The schools are large and hold between 600 and 1,800 students. The average class size for the Kindergarten students is around 15-20 with 28-34 in the higher classes. You'll assist a teacher and they will also help with your lesson plans.

You'll normally teach 4 days a week from approximately 10.00 am - 4.00 pm for around 3-4 classes per day. If you would like to teach more classes, this can be arranged.

Full time Drama can also be arranged, but you will need to have some experience in this. Depending on the length of your stay you may be able to put on a play/show.

You can also combine coaching sports with your teaching English placement. Sports that are available are, football, handball and badminton.

The project is subject to school holidays and teaching during this time is not available. Please see school holidays below:

  • Winter Holidays: 20/07/15 – 31/07/15

  • Summer Holiday: 23/12/15 – 28/02/16

This extract below is taken from a Report sent in by one of our schools about a volunteer who taught at their school and gives a good insight into the impact felt by both the school and the children:

"Jane has taught secondary school students from 1st Year to 3rd Year, for a period of two weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 14.00 to 16.00hs. She could easily adapt to the different levels. The home teachers gave her the lesson plans before every class, so she always knew exactly what to do and what to expect from the students.

Classes were entirely planned to practise listening comprehension and oral production. Jane has helped students deal with syllabus topics, engaging them in meaningful and interesting conversation. Students had the chance to practise for the oral exams that they will eventually take at the end of the year.

In one of the groups she explained the meaning and uses of a long list of slang expressions. They all had fun because some of them were really funny.

In another class they watched a small part of the film ”The Hunger Games”. As they watched, she helped students with the comprehension and afterwards they could hold a long discussion about certain aspects of the story.

One day she only had two students in one of the classes because everybody had stayed home to watch Argentina who was playing against Nigeria in the Football World cup. The two girls that came up said they didn’t want to miss the chance to be with a native speaker!

It was really wonderful to have Jane around for she is such a nice girl, very respectful and highly responsible with the school work that was assigned to her.

All the students enjoyed her classes very much and we all hope she enjoyed them that much too.”


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 sunshine.

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!

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.

Hostel Accommodation in Buenos Aires 

Hostel Accommodation in Buenos Aires



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 mind.    Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity! 

Got any questions? Please email us: info@travelersworldwide.org


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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 LanguageCourses in Argentina
Spanish Lessons and Courses
Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish. Gain a skill and enjoy your placement even more!
Tango Courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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,


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.

To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country, please click here.

Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your program, please click here.

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