Why Get AMPED: With its vibrant, cosmopolitan scene, most are suprised to learn that Argentina is a developing nation.
Argentina beckons the cultured, artsy, and fashion-forward types. Here you can learn to dance the world-famous Tango where it originated, tour local museums, and saunter through the vibrant caminitos.
Choose from five (5) community-based projects in and near Buenos Aires.
4-24 Week Volunteer Placements
Volunteer Placement Options Include:
Most international flights arrive at Ezieza International Airport (EZE), which also goes by Ministro Pistarin and is located 40 minutes from the city by car.
Alternatively, participants can arrive at Aeroparqe (AEP), also known as Jorge Newbery, a domestic airport that receives a few international flights. The airport is located within city limits and it usually takes 15 to 25 minutes to travel to the housing accommodations in the city.
You receive a welcome pack upon arrival. The packet includes a SUBE care (public transportation card); a local SIM card; and a discount booklet for gyms, restaurants, and other useful services; a city map; a class folder; and an eco-bag to store class materials.
On the first day of classes, in-country staff conduct an orientation that covers information about Spanish classes, activities, excursions, and general information about Buenos Aires. A separate orientation addresses safety tips for Buenos Aires and Latin America.
Host family and student residence, and private apartment stays are available housing options in Argentina.
Program fees listed are for host family stay. Please contact AMPED Abroad for program fee information that includes alternative housing options.
WEEKENDS & TRAVEL
Weekends and evenings are usually designated as free-time for you to explore the city and country.
In addition, AMPED Abroad offers four(4) free activities each week for participants to practice their Spanish beyond the classroom, make new friends, and learn about the Argentine culture.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Airport transfer (in/out)
2 weeks of Intensive Spanish 2.0
Part-time volunteer placement in the preferred concentration
A donation to host organization
Accommodation, as selected
Meals, based on accommodations
Weekly cultural activities
24/7 emergency in-country support
Please contact us concerning fees for longer stays.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Additionally, you must provide an official "Certificate of Good Conduct " or official proof of "Lack of a Criminal Record". This documentation (with an official seal and signature) can be obtained for a nominal fee from the local police department, county district clerk's office, or equivalent law enforcement or governmental body. Background checks conducted through online services arenot be accepted.
Volunteers are required to take two (2) weeks of Spanish courses. The courses are included in the program fee. Additional courses can be provided for a fee.
Availability: Most placements are available year-round. Please contact us to confirm.