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Argentina Teaching in Buenos Aires

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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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

Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .

Visas

For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.

Insurance

You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.


LEGAL STATEMENT
Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

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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