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Argentina Teaching in Buenos Aires

Help to defeat poverty as you educate the local children in the incredible city of Buenos Aires.

Prices from $2,045

Help a local community defeat poverty by helping educate and care for the local children in the incredible city of Buenos Aires. Working alongside local teachers you will become integrated into daily life, enjoying local delicacies such as cheese and meat pastries, or chicha, the sacred corn drink of the Incas. In your evenings you can try learning some dance moves such as the tango, the national dance, with your Argentine colleagues or brush up on your conversational Spanish. Visit a country steeped in mystery and take a piece of the culture home with you in the form of lifelong friendships.

 

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Argentina is without a doubt one of the most fascinating destinations for a gap year or year out. It is a country with an enthralling blend of European culture against the magical heritage of Latin America. Here you will find some of the tallest mountains in the world, the most expansive deserts, and the greatest and most impressive waterfalls. Experience this enchanting destination, whilst making a significant contribution to the development of deprived local communities.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Teach English in this sprawling, vibrant, beautiful city
  • Form long-lasting friendships with the local community
  • Immerse yourself in lively Latin American culture!

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 17 years
  • Basic Spanish recommended

FAST FACTS

Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Activities Teaching
Community education
Transport Transport to & from the airport
Accommodation Shared volunteer house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
UK TEFL training day and certification
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
In-country Accommodation
Airport pick-up & drop-off
Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
Local orientation & project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup


 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

In an ever-shrinking world, the need for multilingual individuals is greater than ever. To help rid the world of poverty and inequality, it is essential that underprivileged communities benefit from improved levels of education. Volunteers play an important role in strengthening the understanding and cooperation between cultures, crucial to moving forward as a global community. Learning another language, sharing your experiences, and helping those less fortunate will leave a lasting legacy to the world and ensure that the common goal of international development can occur.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Teaching English as a foreign language to sometimes underprivileged and impoverished children on a daily basis is as rewarding and enjoyable for you as it is for them. By teaching these children, you are equipping them with the tools they need to liberate or prevent themselves from entering the cycle of deprivation that they may be held in. You will work for approximately four hours a day in primary and secondary schools, with enough free time to absorb the fascinating sights and sounds of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. Your pupils will benefit hugely from the interactive and fun teaching style that TEFL training introduces. Completing your practical training in Argentina contributes to an achievement that will last you a lifetime and potentially lead to other exciting and valuable opportunities.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be collected at the airport by the project staff and escorted to your accommodation. Upon arrival you will be given time to settle in and get used to your new surroundings, receive an introduction to the project work and the expectations, and possibly explore a little of the local area.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will be staying in a shared volunteer and student house. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow volunteers and travellers, spend time together when you are not working, and build the kind of friendships and experiences that stay with you for life.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be responsible for all of your own meals, and your accommodation will have facilities enabling you to do this, or you can take the opportunity to sample some of the city's abundant cafes and restaurants.

Argentina is well known for its good food, and in particular the fantastic local produce. You may like to venture out into the city and try some of the food on offer in local restaurants and market stalls. If you are a meat eater you might like to try a steak, which are world renowned! Buenos Aires certainly has a lot to offer the eager explorer, and the bustling street stalls and colourful markets beckon you to immerse yourself in this wonderfully diverse culture.

HOW WILL I GET TO WORK?

Based in Argentina's most exciting city, you will use public transport or walk your way around the streets, absorbing the sights and sounds of this Latin hub. Your local coordinators will be happy to help you master the public transport system and in no time you'll be making your way around like a porteno. Your journey to your work placement could take up to an hour but is all part of the cultural immersion you will enjoy while on your project, seeing everything through the eyes of a local.

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My favorite part of being a volunteer  | 25 Jul 2018
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Smiles all round  | 11 Jul 2018
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Teaching and learning  | 4 Jul 2018
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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Hiking, swimming, and trips to animal and national parks are available at low prices. Try the art of ranching with the traditional Argentine cowboys, or sample some adrenaline fuelled adventure sports over the incredible terrain of this beautiful country.

TEFL

Volunteers on the Frontier-Argentina TEFL Programme can get a TEFL certificate at no additional cost! This will help you to teach anywhere in the world and is great for demonstrating your experience to foreign language education employers.

You might be worried that you don't have any teaching experience. Don't be! This course is designed for people who are teaching for the first time. We'll take you through the basics, making sure that you are comfortable with the material at every step of the way.

COSTS

4 weeks $2,045

Extra week $345

DEPARTURE DATES

Monthly; projects begin on the first Monday of the month so please aim to arrive by the Sunday evening.

DURATION

You can join the project from a minimum of 4 weeks

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)

In-country

  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
  • Local orientation & project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international headquarters backup

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Buenos Aires (BA) (BUE)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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