Program Details

Learn about the social and economic challenges facing Buenos Aires and contribute to organizations working to serve underprivileged segments of the population or to addressing environmental issues.
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Work Types:
Children, Education, Environment, Social Services
Duration:
3-4 weeks

Program Overview

Program Description:

Perform community service in Buenos Aires, Argentina while improving your Spanish skills. The community service placement is customized to your skills and interests. Most placements are with after-school programs, youth-oriented organizations, or community support groups. You will take Spanish classes in the mornings for the first two weeks of this four week program. Classes are taught at a language school located near the famous Plaza de Mayo. The Spanish classes are designed to complement your community service experience and provide additional context to learning about the culture and unique issues facing Buenos Aires. 

The program includes excursions on the weekends to highlight the very best this region of Argentina has to offer. On the weekdays cultural activities are included such as cooking classes, museums visits, city tours, and a tango performance. All participants live with carefully selected homestays. You will have a program director with you for the duration of the program to support you on your Arcos Journey.

Setting Description:
Buenos Aires is known as the Paris of South America. It’s a vibrant capital city with many parks, museums, and quaint neighborhoods. It’s eclectic and artistic. It's raw and energetic. This city really has something for everyone. The Arcos program is full of cultural immersion opportunities and excursions to fully delve into the Argentine essence.
Cost:
3495 USD. Tuition and registration costs are included for Spanish classes at an accredited language school.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
- Meet the age requirement of the program of choice. For most programs, the minimum age is 14 years old at the start of the program. Some programs may require a minimum age of 15. - Individuals 18 years of age may participate in the programs as long as they are in high school or have recently graduated. - Meet the physical fitness levels that some programs (Active Discovery & Wellness) have attached to them.
Scholarships:
No

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