Santa Fe 3192 piso 4'B' Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina: Buenos Aires
Throughout the year
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (includes high school academic semester abroad), 7-12 months (includes high school academic year abroad)
Typical Duration of Program
Learn about NGO management from all angles at an established Latin-American NGO that fights poverty via providing emergency housing and other desperately needed services in impoverished neighborhoods. Participants will choose from a wide variety of departments within the organization based on skills and interests. Some options include volunteer training and management, fundraising, marketing in including audiovisual and web projects, event planning, and administrative support. This position gives candidates a unique window all the elements that go into a well-known NGO that provides vital services to impoverished people in multiple Latin American countries.
The Mente Argentina Volunteer Program fee covers all our services including the unique volunteer position in Buenos Aires, safe and secure accommodation in the best neighborhoods in Buenos Aires (Palermo, Barrio Norte, Recoleta), a wide range of cultural immersion activities, and personal advice and support services throughout your entire stay.
Whether you are a beginner or have been studying Spanish for years, being surrounded by the language every day will help you take your Spanish to a new level. But if you would like to jump start your ability to speak and understand Spanish, the Mente Argentina Volunteer Program offers an optional introductory Spanish course during your first weeks in Argentina (Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm). This is an opportunity to refresh your memory and learn common Argentine expressions as well as specific vocabulary that you will need for your interactions as a volunteer.
Mente Argentina's volunteers have the opportunity to choose to work in a variety of different fields, including educating children from under-privileged backgrounds, HIV/AIDS counseling, and medical/health volunteering. Through our program, volunteers will have a chance to form a deep connection to the people of Buenos Aires and contribute to the improvement of life in Argentina!
Why Volunteer in Buenos Aires? Why Should I Choose Mente Argentina?
Bringing good people and good causes together is what we do in our Volunteer Program. If you choose to volunteer in Buenos Aires, you will have the chance to spend time with people you might not otherwise meet, and have a hands-on experience with local culture. Not only will your time with us enrich your life, but your work in our volunteer programs will contribute to our ongoing effort to bridge the cultural, social, and economic gap which currently exists in Argentina. We believe international volunteering promotes cross-cultural learning that helps create global awareness and understanding between cultures, which provides the platform for positive change.
Mente Argentina knows that there are many people out there with a lot to give, but often little time. We have designed our Volunteer Program in Buenos Aires with the idea that each person's efforts can really make a difference in the lives of many Argentineans even in a short time frame.
Our goal is to make your volunteer experience in Argentina run as smoothly as possible. Mente Argentina has a team of experienced travel advisors who will consider your interests, budget, language level, goals, and travel plans to select a Volunteer Program that is just right for you.
* Volunteer Placement:
Mente Argentina's volunteer placements in Buenos Aires offer international students the opportunity to put their skills and abilities to use while volunteering for a cause they believe in.
* MA Program Coordinators:
Mente Argentina Program Coordinators are available 24 hours a day to assist students with all aspects of their study abroad experience, even before you actually get here!
* Weekly Excursions / Activities included at no extra charge!
Please see the Mente Argentina website for a complete list of excursions.
Entrance fees are included on all excursions.
* Secure and Comfortable Accommodations:
Mente Argentina is the only study abroad organization that provides comfortable accommodations in the best neighborhoods of Buenos Aires: Palermo, Barrio Norte, Recoleta. Everything is included! (Shared Apartment Accommodation)
* Airport Pick Up and Drop Off:
Your program coordinator will be waiting for you at the accommodation to brief you about the program.
* Student Workshops & Short Courses (Optional)
These workshops & short courses will enhance your experience, while you have fun and enjoy the warmth and beauty of Argentina.
- Many More!
Please inquire for more information.
* Customized volunteer placement that specifically meets your needs and goals
* Accommodation in a Shared Apartment located in Palermo, Barrio Norte or Recoleta - All utilities included: Electricity, water, gas, maid service, linens and towels, Wi-Fi Internet, building taxes, city taxes, cable TV, line telephone
* Advice & Assistance with Visa Requirements: We will advise you on what to bring, how to apply, what to expect and we will help you during the entire process.
* Welcome Package: On your arrival you will receive the Mente Argentina welcome package containing the Mente Argentina bag, Mente Argentina welcome guide, a mate, maps, cell Phone, city guide and much more!
* Airport Pick up and Drop off: Your program coordinator will be waiting for you at the accommodation to brief you about the program.
* Free Cell Phone: USD 50 Security Deposit is required
* Free Gym Membership
* 24 hr. On-Site Support: We are here to help you in case you need us!
* Activities included in the program fee (at no extra charge):
- Buenos Aires City Tour
- Tigre and Delta Tour
- La Boca, San Telmo & Puerto Madero Tour
- Tango Lessons
- La Bomba Percussion show
- Buenos Aires Pub Crawl
- Buenos Aires Graffiti
- Mente Argentina Nights & Many more...
Independently or in Groups
Whether it's studying for a semester, pursuing a major degree, interning with an Argentine organization or participating in a fun short course, Mente Argentina's programs are designed for students who want to experience Argentina from a local perspective. We strive to provide innovative programming that allows students to enjoy Argentina in a unique and different way while, at the same time, facilitating academic achievement and promoting global competence and personal growth. Explore Argentina, do what you enjoy most, and embark on this unforgettable journey with Mente Argentina!