You do not only want to travel, but gain work experience abroad. Moreover, you prefer a volunteering over an internship because you want to support people on site by helping disadvantaged children, fostering environmental conservation or teaching valuable skills to students in need. If you are committed to the goals of the respective organization and really want to make a change, a volunteering is the right project for you!
Of course you could also do a volunteering at home – but you prefer to gain working experience overseas and explore South America? Just book your flight, start your voluntary work in Argentina and thereafter travel to fascinating countries like Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil or Colombia – There is a lot to discover! Traveling through Latin America will take you to incredible places and gives you the chance to experience its unique culture and lifestyle. Come to South America and create unforgettable memories!
You can start your voluntary work without any prior knowledge or working experience (similar to the internships in our Gap Year Program). You just need to be open minded and interested in learning about how people in South America provide decisive aid with a lot of creativity and enthusiasm – overcoming the obstacles that present the limited available resources.
The organization will introduce you to each activity and in some cases you will furthermore have the possibility to create a new activity or mini project. This is how you will gain many new skills during your volunteering abroad – and learn a lot about yourself!
For work & travel in Australia or teaching children in India it is obviously enough to speak English. In South America on the contrary, Spanish is necessary in order to communicate with people from the local and indigenous communities. This holds true not only for Argentina but also for countries like Mexico, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Chile, Uruguay and Colombia. If you have no prior Spanish skills at all, you can do a 4 week language course in our NICE language school on site. If you already know some Spanish, we will gladly provide you with feedback on the ideal course duration based on our NICE Spanish Test – feel free to contact us!
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With NICE you can get involved socially or do an internship for job orientation from the age of 17 on. If you are a student, you can take an inspiring break with a volunteering project abroad and working people have the opportunity to do a so called sabbatical in South America with NICE. Hence, this program is open to all generations – and in addition it can be easily combined with a travel trough Latin America.
You are not interested in a touristic volunteer vacation but rather want to contribute to a real change? Great! Our local organizations in Argentina are looking for volunteers that want to participate in a project for at least 4 weeks. However, the longer you stay, the more you will learn about South America and the cultural particularities of Argentina in comparison with countries such as Brazil, Ecuador or Peru. Furthermore, you will turn into a real member of the team and gain deeper insights into the work flow, the partners involved, etc. For sure, you will see the first results of your effort in no time – there is nothing more rewarding!