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Argentina Learn Spanish & Community Project in Buenos Aires

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Argentina is without a doubt one of the most fascinating destinations for a gap year adventure. It is a country with an enthralling blend of European culture and intoxicating Latin American spirit. You will find here some of the most inspiring mountain landscapes in the world, the most expansive deserts, the greatest and most impressive waterfalls and warm and welcoming people. Enjoy experiencing this celebrated destination, whilst at the same time learning Spanish and benefiting the local community.


  • Learn Spanish in this vibrant city
  • Help to develop & improve the local community
  • Immerse yourself in lively Latin American culture!


  • Minimum age of 17 years
Airport Pickup Community Emergency Hotel Language Meals Family
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Activities 20 hours language tuition over 4 weeks
Community development
Transport Transport to and from the airport
Accommodation Shared volunteer house
Project Code ARC

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
In-country Accommodation
Airport pick-up
20 hours language tuition over 4 weeks
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup


Although primary education is free, government schools are often substandard and overcrowded. In this country, only a small percentage of the children gain access to an adequate standard of education. Others are forced to rely on under-resourced and overstretched facilities.

The inability of students to attend school is affected by many factors, including poverty, overcrowded classrooms and family situations that keep older children at home to work or to care for younger siblings. Parents are often forced to work long, unsociable hours to avoid being forced into the shanty towns that surround the city, and this means that their children may often miss school.

You can give hope to the children of poor communities, helping to build their confidence and expand their horizons†while teaching them useful skills. You could be doing anything from dancing, singing, and playing games with children to helping communities†in a number of ways. You could be†helping out in the homes of families where both parents are out of the house for very long working days, there are so many ways that you can contribute and make a real and tangible difference to their day to day lives. In return you will constantly be†building on your Spanish skills by interacting with native speakers on an everyday basis and brushing up on your conversational ability and fluency.


The advantages of a community project like this is that you are intimately involved in working with and helping disadvantaged members of the local community, and you will quickly become immersed and engrossed in the development and education programmes as you carry out tasks which may include helping children with homework, or preparing meals for those whose parents are forced to work long hours.

You may also have the chance to use your†initiative to create some activities, getting the children involved in sporting and artistic projects, or working alongside staff in health and awareness campaigns for the hardworking local women. While engaging in this worthwhile work you will be learning Spanish and getting the chance to practice it daily.


On arrival into Buenos Aires you will be collected and escorted to your accommodation.


You will be staying in a shared volunteer/student house with a fully equipped kitchen and living room. Bed linen is provided.


You will be responsible for purchasing and preparing your own meals. Your accommodation will have facilities enabling you to do this, or you can take the opportunity to sample some of the numerous cafes and restaurants in the city.

Argentina is well known for its good food, and in particular the fantastic local produce. You may wish to venture out into the city and try some of the food†offered by local restaurants and market stalls. If you are a meat eater you might like to try a steak, which are world renowned! Buenos Aires certainly has a lot to offer the eager explorer, and the bustling street stalls and colourful markets invite you to immerse yourself in this wonderfully diverse culture.

Look out for some delicious meat dishes; meat is the national staple - such as beef cooked 'asado style', or 'parillo', which is grilled sausage served with salad. Empanadas are also a national favourite; these half-moon shaped pastries can be filled with a range of ingredients such as meat and vegetables. If you have a sweet tooth, then Dulce de Leche will be right up your street! Specific diets and vegetarians can be accommodated.


This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in Buenos Aires, a city that is famous the world round for its glamorous and sophisticated atmosphere and richly textured culture. Take this chance to travel round the city by public transport or on foot, and soak up this incredibly varied and exotic metropolis.

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Argentina is a country of sprawling beauty and great contrasts. Why not spend a few extra days in the country to explore? From Patagonia in the south to the pampas in the north, there is always something to see.

Hiking, swimming, and trips to animal and national parks are available at low prices. Try the art of ranching with the gauchos, traditional Argentine cowboys, or sample some adrenaline fuelled adventure sports over the incredible terrain of this beautiful country.


2 weeks US$ 1,995

Extra week US$ 545

Volunteering with 20 hours language tuition with the opportunity to extend at an added cost.


Monthly; projects begin on the first Monday of the month so please aim to arrive by the Sunday evening.


You can join the project from a minimum of 2 weeks.


Before you go

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice and documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier T-shirt (UK only)


  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • 20 hours language tuition
  • Project orientation
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international headquarters backup


Nearest airport(s): Buenos Aires (BA) (BUE)



Flights are not included in our project costs. However, Frontier have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with Frontier. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact Frontier’s dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@statravel.com .


For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.


You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.

Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this project, or to register your interest, just click on the orange "Apply Now!" button at the top of the menu. Fill out and submit a short application form and then one of our advisers will give you a call back to answer any questions and to progress your application if you wish to continue.

There is no obligation when making an application, and you do not need to pay anything at this point.