Volunteer, Work and Study in Argentina

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Written by  Verge Staff January 8, 2010

Want to extend your stay in Argentina? Here are some organizations that can help you to volunteer, work or study in this South American country.

Help Argentina

A US foundation that gathers financial and practical support for Argentine non-profits. Volunteer stints of one month or more can be arranged through their volunteering branch, InsightArgentina. Basic Spanish is required.

Learn more about Help Argentina.

Voluntario Global

Voluntario Global takes volunteers for 2 to 12 week periods. Visitors can tour La Boca and get a taste of the work of the cartoneros in a One Day Experience.

Learn more about Voluntario Global.

Un Techo Para Mi Pais

An organization that supports slum dwellers by providing transitional housing and advocacy. Volunteers must speak Spansih.

Learn more about Un Techo Para Mi Pais.

CDS International

Unpaid internships in Buenos Aires and Córdoba in fields like business, hotel management, international relations, computer science and engineering. Spanish language study is available.

Learn more about CDS International.

Argentina Ministry of Education

Argentina's universities host about 25,000 foreign students. Read government information about studying in Argentina and download their detailed guide.

TEFL Opportunities

Due to high unemployment, it's hard to find paying work in Argentina, but there are TEFL jobs available for native english speakers. Check out Susan Griffith's extensive list of resources for teaching in Argentina and Chile. For more resources, go to Verge Magazine's search tool.

More Destination Argentina:
The Other Night Life in Buenos Aires: The Story of Argentina's Cartoneros
Backgrounder: Argentina
A Glimpse of the Gaucho Fair
Regional Highlights

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"Destination: Argentina"
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An Intern's Guide to Working in Argentina


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