A volunteer abroad project gets you out of your comfort zone and right into the world of the community on site. You work hand in hand with the locals, get to know their culture and experience everyday life in a foreign country for a few weeks, months or even a year! There will be challenges and you will see that volunteer work is not a vacation; however, it is definitely more exciting and enriching!
Working far away from home, discovering a new world, learning a new language – and thereby discovering what you are really capable of! Your volunteer abroad project and the experiences you gain overseas will definitely turn you into a more self-confident, sociable and mature person. Take advantage of this opportunity!
With or without previous knowledge, in South America, it is only a matter of a few weeks until you learn to speak Spanish as proficiently as you have always been dreaming of. As a volunteer or during your travel, you are surrounded by the Spanish language 24/7 and will listen to, read, and speak Spanish nonstop.
Whenever you do something with all of your heart, you will meet people who are like you. During your volunteer work or Gap Year you have the opportunity to get to know young people from all over the world – Europe, the US or even South Africa – and build up a worldwide network of international friends who can be hosts for your next travel.
You just graduated from high school and are interested in studying social work? With a volunteer abroad project, an internship abroad or a Gap Year you will get a first impression of how the professional world works and have the opportunity to gain first valuable working experiences during your project.
While promoting the ability for self-initiative and entrepreneurial thinking, a stay abroad also enhances the sensitivity of different cultures and social realities. This does not only account for an internship abroad or a Gap Year project but also for a volunteer program in an emerging or developing country. Getting involved in a social project will expand and improve your soft skills!
Of course, there are people who prefer all-inclusive vacations to voluntary work abroad. However, all these people miss out on those wonderful moments of experiencing what it feels like to actually make a change. Use the opportunity of participating in a social project to make people smile and to leave traces in their hearts.
Make the best out of your time in Argentina and travel the country! Besides working in your project, you will have plenty of opportunities to meet friends from all over the world and to travel to the fascinating waterfalls, glaciers and deserts of Argentina. During your travel, you will experience the typical South American lifestyle.