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Work in a Community School in Patagonia, Argentina


Date 2012-12-01 20:12:27 Location : South America


Description
The medium sized town or Junin de los Andes (near Bariloche) needs seasonal volunteers and interns to help with a community school. Catering primarily to the poorer children of the area, the school relies on the community's support as well as international volunteers to provide these kids with opportunities they probably would not otherwise have. Participants are invited to visit during the South American summer (Nov. - April) and assist with teaching, construction, tree planting, childcare, sports, painting, farming and many other activities. Placement includes a bus ticket from Buenos Aires to Junin de los Andes and accommodation in an on-site volunteer house. This is a great opportunity to visit the adventure travel region of Argentina and get to know the magnificence of Patagonia!

Highlights
* Help those in need while experiencing Patagonia to the fullest
* Great project for those wishing to do hands on, physical projects
* Spanish immersion
* Within a few hours of Bariloche
* Work and live in the shadows of the Andes Mountains

Qualifications
Participants must be at least 18 and have intermediate Spanish. We accept volunteers and interns of all nationalities!

Job Types
Business Admin, Management
Construction
Education
English as a Second Language
Environmental Studies
Landscape Architecture
Liberal Arts
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Languages
Spanish
Cost in US$:
Varies by duration, starting at USD 1,250 for 4 weeks

Cost Includes:
Housing
In-country orientation/Training
In-country staff support
Written materials pre-departure
Program Fees Include:
Program Includes:

* Accommodation
* Transportation from the airport to accommodation upon arrival in Buenos Aires
* Orientation Upon Arrival
* Volunteer Work Placement
* Language Partner Program
* Cellular Phone Provided (minutes purchased separately)
* In-country coordinator available 24/7

Program Does Not Include:

* Round-trip Airfare
* Return trip to Airport
* Required Travel and Medical Insurance
* Spanish Classes

Salary/Pay
Unpaid.

Experience Required
no

Volunteer Types
Agriculture
Childcare/children
Community Centers
Community Development
Conservation
Cooking
Digging
Eco-tourism
Economic Development
Education
English Teaching
Environment
Gardening
Painting
Planting
Public Education
Renovation
Repairs
Restoration
Teaching
Youth
Youth Development
This Program is open to
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
Guest House
Participants Travel
Independently

Typically Participants Work
Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available
ELI has a quarterly scholarship competition, please see our website for details.

Application Process Involves
Essay
Resume
Written Application
ELI-Experiential Learning International's Mission Statement
ELI's full name, Experiential Learning International, reflects our philosophy. We believe that the most compelling life lessons come through experience, and that international experiences are among the most profound influences on our sense of self and our view of the world. ELI facilitates flexible international learning programs for independent travelers by partnering with local organizations to give participants the opportunity to experience and contribute to sustainable ongoing local projects throughout the world.

Year Founded
2001