Volunteer Teaching English in Argentina!
Do you have a passion for teaching English? Would you like to travel to exciting Argentina to do it?
Join Global Crossroad in Argentina, a massive country that covers nearly the entire southern portion of the South American continent. From tango in the streets to glaciers and penguins, Argentina has it all.
Unfortunately, public schools in Argentina lack qualified English teachers and are unable to properly teach the language to its youth.
This is a shame, as when those students enter the workforce, they will be denied the higher-paid jobs and better opportunities that come with speaking English.
You can volunteer teaching English in Argentina and give these kids the opportunity to learn the English language. Give them the chance for a brighter future and have an exciting international adventure at the same time!
If you love kids and want to help them, contact Global Crossroad today to get started on your Argentina volunteer experience!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
As an English teacher volunteer in Argentina, you will plan lessons and help to improve the language skills of children from rural areas. In addition, you’ll also help teach local teachers creative teaching methods, so that they may go on teaching their own English classes after you leave.
Here are a few of the tasks you’ll find yourself getting involved in.
- Teaching basic English
- Developing student’s English conversation skills
- Teaching other subjects like math and science
- Getting the kids involved in extracurriculars like dance, games, sports, art, and music
- Assisting children with their homework
- Helping develop curriculums for teachers to continue when you leave
- Organizing fundraisers
By volunteering teaching English in Argentina, you have the power to impact the futures of Argentinian kids and increase their opportunities for success. You’ll also gain valuable experience teaching in a classroom and make memories that last a lifetime.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific qualifications required to volunteer in Argentina teaching English beyond a fluency in the English language and basic to intermediate Spanish skills. The main thing you’ll need is a love for children and a passion for teaching. We welcome volunteers from many backgrounds and from around the world.
You don’t necessarily need teaching credentials, though a background in this can be very useful at this project. This is a great opportunity for someone who is pursuing a career in teaching English, whether in a school setting or working remotely as a digital nomad.
The ability to communicate in Spanish can help improve the Argentina teaching English volunteer experience for you and your students. You might want to consider enrolling in our Spanish language program in Cordoba or Buenos Aires to brush up on your skills.
You should also be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and strive to present yourself as a good role model for the students.
Every day, volunteering abroad will be an exciting adventure for you. It’s good to keep an open mind and be flexible when it comes to scheduling, but you’re probably wondering what a typical day might look like. You’ll be working at a school, so you can expect the hours to coincide with that.
Here is sample daily schedule to give you an idea:
- First Day: On your first day as an Argentina teaching English volunteer, our in-country coordinator will bring you to the school you will be volunteering at. You will meet the helpful teachers and amazing kids you have traveled all the way to Argentina to help!
You’ll receive an orientation that will get you started on the right foot. You’ll learn all about the project, your schedule, safety, and the fascinating culture and customs of Argentina.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day might look something like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Have a simple Argentinian breakfast of toast or a crescent pastry and coffee and juice. Host family volunteers will share the meal around the table, and hostel volunteers can whip up their own in their shared kitchen.
- 7.45 AM: Head out to the local school for an exciting day volunteering teaching English to kids in Argentina. Connect with the children, and gain experience teaching in a classroom.
- 12.00 PM: Bring along a lunch to-go, or head out to a nearby restaurant. Use the time to chat with fellow volunteers and local project staff, making friends from around the world.
- 3.00 PM: After school lets out for the day, you’re free to explore Cordoba, see some art, watch a play, look at architecture, and discover the city beyond the beaten tourist trail.
- 6.45 PM: Enjoy a traditional Argentinian dinner with your host family, make your own with your fellow volunteers in the hostel, or try some of the delectable cuisine available nearby.
Volunteer Teaching English in Argentina: Dates and Fees
Dates: Volunteer in Argentina
All volunteer programs in Argentina start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.
Fees: Volunteer in Argentina
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer work in Argentina at the world’s most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Argentina application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
|Duration||Hostel Shared Room/ No Meals||Host Family Private Room/Half Food|
Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?
Spanish Lesson $12 per hour
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (hostel or host family)
- Food (see price table for different options)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The volunteering in Argentina program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering to teach English in Argentina, you’ll enjoy clean, comfortable and safe accommodations. You’ll have choice of staying either with a host family, or in our volunteer hostel.
Host family volunteers will have breakfast and dinner provided; meals shared around the table with their new Argentinian family. Hostel volunteers will share a kitchen with fellow volunteers, who can become your fascinating new friends from around the world.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You’re probably wondering how much free time you’ll have from your Argentina teaching English volunteer program. You’ll be happy to know you’ll have every afternoon, evening, and weekend free to explore this exciting destination!
The streets of Cordoba await for your afternoon exploration, and offer a wealth of cultural activities like art galleries, shopping, historical architecture, and delicious restaurants. Nights are alive with the sounds of Cuarteto and Tango.
Your weekends are wide open for travel, as you’ll get two days in a row off. This massive South American country has some of the most astounding natural wonders on the planet, so get out there and see some of them while you’re volunteering abroad!
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety while volunteering abroad is the best reason to volunteer with a trusted and experienced organization like Global Crossroad. We’ve been providing safe and meaningful volunteer experiences in 20 countries around the world since 2003 and have never had a major incident.
From pre-trip support to travel insurance to our in-country support team that’s right there on the ground in Argentina, we’ve got your teaching English in Argentina volunteer trip covered.
Volunteer Teaching English in Argentina: FAQs
You’re ready to set off to Argentina and teach English to local kids, but before you pack your bags, you probably have a few questions. Prospective volunteers ask us questions all the time, so we compiled some really helpful info here that should answer most of yours. If you have more, just let us know and we’re happy to help.
Arrival and departure
You’ll fly into Pajas Blancas International Airport for our English teaching volunteer opportunity in Argentina. Just give your flight details to our in-country coordinator, and we’ll have a local representative waiting for you when you land to transport you safely to your accommodations.
We always recommend our volunteers to come one day before the start date of our volunteer programs. If you miss your flight or get delayed, just let us know and we’ll make the necessary adjustments for your pick-up.
When you finish your teaching volunteer project in Argentina, you’ll need to book a taxi to the airport. Just chat with the local staff and they’ll be happy to offer advice if you need it.
Yes, you’ll need a tourist visa. You can head to your local Argentinian embassy, or better yet, save yourself the trip and just apply online .
Vaccinations for hepatitis A, rabies, shingles, pneumonia, typhoid, polio, yellow fever, chickenpox, hepatitis B, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), meningitis, influenza, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) are needed for our teaching Argentina volunteer project.
Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss all this, and he can help you with the vaccinations. Click here to get more information about vaccinations for Argentina.
Why Volunteer Teaching English in Argentina?
Gain valuable teaching experience
If you are pursuing a career in teaching, there is no greater experience than standing at the front of a classroom of kids and practicing teaching them. Boost your confidence and pursue your passion of teaching!
Help the children of Argentina
Without the support of international volunteers teaching English in Argentina like you, the students are being left behind and not fully learning the English language. Help these kids learn a valuable new skill and have a chance at bright and successful futures with better paying jobs and more opportunities.
Start an exciting new career as a digital nomad
You may have been destined to be a third-grade teacher and already well on your way to your teaching credentials, but teaching English is a career all on its own. Graduates with degrees from a variety of backgrounds can pursue remote online English teaching gigs, which can even launch an exciting traveling lifestyle of a digital nomad!
Travel the world
If you’ve always dreamed of whisking off to far-flung destinations, immersing yourself in foreign cultures, and going on grand international adventures, this is your chance! Travel to the exciting destination of Argentina!
Contact Global Crossroads today to learn more about volunteering to teach English in Argentina!
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