ARGENTINA

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:

After-School Program


Help youth living in socially marginalized and extremely impoverished areas of Argentina. Through an after-school program hosted at a local community center, meals are served and enrichment activities are offered with the goal of providing healthy development, happiness, and a hopeful future for children living in southern Buenos Aires shanty towns. Some of the activities include organizing:

  • Fútbol games
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Birthday parties




Children's Home


A children’s home in Argentina is similar to the foster care system in western countries. Children who are removed from the care of their parents live temporarily at the home, which houses boys and girls from ages 2- 15. During the first half of the day, the children attend school. When the children return home from school you help with day-to-day activities. The project expects committed volunteers who will serve as stable influences in the childrens' lives. Some of the activities include:

  • Plan and lead workshops
  • Prepare and serve meals
  • Lead activities and games
  • Homework assistance
NOTE: High Beginner Spanish level required (A2).




Elderly Assistance


The goal of this project is to help residents in marginalized community sectors achieve basic human rights and enjoy life as members of society. The parent organization that sponsors this project runs two community homes in Buenos Aires, one for children with behavioral challenges and another for the elderly. The day center for the elderly offers snacks, yoga classes, film watch parties, library services, and educational workshops to 50 low-income senior citizens in the neighborhood. The center is a place of refuge where older adults socialize, have a shower, if needed; and experience a sense of community. Volunteers help with the afternoon activities at the day center. Here are some of the activities:

  • Assist with workshops
  • Lead activities and games
  • Serve as a source of social connection for residents
Note: Intermediate Spanish level (B2) required.




Teaching English


English language classes are offered in the afternoons and at night for adults and children at a local elementary school. Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Lead conversation classes
  • Lead games and activites in English
  • Assist with lesson plans
NOTE: Participants must be native English speakers or have earned one of the following: TOEFL (score 100), IELTS Level 6, or CPE. Teaching English has block-out dates from January to March, and the month of July for winter and summer holidays.




Tutoring & Academic Support


Provide support at a local community center that serves as an after-school safe space and helps children learn. The services provided are in response to the needs of the children in the neighborhood. Services include academic tutoring, educational games, and recreational activities. Volunteers responsibilities include:

  • Tutor and homework assistance
  • Read to children
  • Play games with children





INFORMATION

Arrival

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.

Welcome Pack

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.

Orientation

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.

Accomodations

Host family and student residence, and private apartment stays are available housing options in Argentina.

NOTE:

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:

 

  • Registration/application fee

  • Airport transfer (in/out)

  • Onsite orientation

  • 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. 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 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.

PROGRAM FEES

  • 2

    WEEKS

    $1,635

  • 3

    WEEKS

    $1,980

  • 4

    WEEKS

    $2,325

  • 5

    WEEKS

    $2,670

  • 6

    WEEKS

    $3,015

  • 7

    WEEKS

    3,360

  • 8

    WEEKS

    $3,705

  • 9

    WEEKS

    $4.050

  • 10

    WEEKS

    $4,395

  • 11

    WEEKS

    $4,740

  • 12

    WEEKS

    $5,085

P.O. Box 24865

Fort Worth, Texas 76124
Skype Username: AMPED_Abroad

Skype Phone: 214.736.7654
Fax: 214.276.7727

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