Despite earning headline
fame for its economic and political upheavals, Argentina is
not to be missed. It's one of South America's most captivating
and passionate countries and for many visitors, the devaluation
of the peso just means even more for money.
The eighth largest country in the world, Argentina has the
world’s most southerly city, Ushuaia, and the Americas'
highest peak, Aconcagua. Its climate varies from sub-tropical
temperatures in the Patagonian desert to sub-zero temperatures
along Cape Horn. Volunteers remark upon the dramatic scenery
of Argentina. From the low rolling hills of the Pampas to
the rugged mountains of the Andes, it's a popular choice with
gap year students.
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Buenos Aires is Argentina's vibrant and cosmopolitan
capital city. Lying on the estuary of the Río
de la Plata, it is home to some 13 million people and
both European and South American in flavour. Volunteer
placements here include a limited mix of social and
healthcare work, alongside a wide selection of professional
internships in many different fields.
Córdoba is a lively university city in the Central
Sierras of Argentina, with a fascinating history dating
back to 1573 and access to the stunning Argentinean
scenery. Placements here include a good variety of social,
cultural and healthcare work, with a wide selection
of professional internships.
Argentina is one of South America’s best-known volunteer
destinations: the European sophistication and allure of Buenos
Aires, the beauty of the wild landscape, the sultry moves
of the tango, the free-riding and hard life of the gaucho,
and the passionate culture of the Argentine people all combine
to arouse the desires of volunteers and travellers to visit
this stunning country.
Conservation work is needed to help preserve the wild animal
species native to Argentina that are dwindling due to illegal
trafficking. As a volunteer in Argentina, there are opportunities
for you to work in marketing, teaching English, community
development and conservation projects in 3 areas of Argentina:
Posadas, Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires. Volunteering in Argentina
helps promote the tourist trade which encourages economic
growth, as does teaching English since it can provide better
career opportunities to Argentines and therefore a better
chance at economic success in life.
For gap year students joining our Volunteer
Argentina placements there are plenty of volunteering
opportunities on offer. If you are planning a teaching career,
get experience teaching English in Buenos Aires. Teaching
at bilingual schools will give you the necessary experience
to apply for a teaching degree.
Before taking a PGCE, students are advised to already have
some experience working with children. By taking on a Volunteer
Argentina project you will discover whether this is the
right career choice for you and gain the experience to handle
the children in the classroom. Our projects include a TEFL
qualification which will prove your ability to teach children
of a different language.
Perhaps you are looking to start a career as a Veterinary
practitioner or Veterinary nurse? You could volunteer for
one of our animal breeding projects in El Puma Ecological
Park near Posadas, where you can gain rudimentary knowledge
of animal physiology, nutrition and medicine. As well as A-levels,
applicants for associated degrees need to demonstrate an interest
in animals. This could be an ideal opportunity to prove your
passion for animals.
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