Argentina Spanish and Community

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where? Unquillo, Argentina.
Argentina Spanish and Community
Argentina Spanish and Community

Your group will provide that added extra element of individual care and attention for the children in the centre where you’ll work, many of whom will have been orphaned or abandoned by parents who cannot afford to support them. You will become involved in a wide range of activities; including helping staff with basic care duties, helping with homework and running classes or workshops where you focus on painting, pottery or music with a group of children. There are also opportunities to help look after the home's garden or pets and maybe even arrange a day trip for the children.

Argentina Spanish and Community

Your group will be taking Spanish lessons alongside the Care element of your project and you will have plenty of opportunity to put your new vocabulary into practice; both with the children at your placement and with your host family. Classes will be interactive and intensive and will be tailored to your level to ensure you to benefit fully from the lessons.

Argentina is the second largest country in South America and a place of extremes. You'll be amazed by the breathtaking scenery and great diversity in its landscapes. You'll be living with a local host family in Unquillo which will give you a good insight into Argentinean life and culture. Located 25 km from Cordoba - Argentina's second-largest city - Unquillo is a vibrant town nestling in an attractive region. Unquillo has many beautiful buildings from the early 20th century and was a major tourist destination in the region. As a volunteer in Unquillo you'll feel comfortable and very welcome.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

Placement: Ricardo Nassif Primary School
Project: Spanish and Community
Region: Cordoba
  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    1 Sunday Depending on Time of Arrival Arrival in Cordoba and introduction to Host Families
    2 Monday 9:00 – 12:00 Comprehensive Induction
    12:00 – 13:00 Spanish Language Lesson
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Overview of Project Work
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 – 20:00 Quiz Night
    3 Tuesday 8:30 - 12:30 Briefing by local teachers at Ricardo Nassif Primary School
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 17:00 Start Teaching at Ricardo Nassif Primary School
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    4 Wednesday 8:30 – 10:30 Spanish Language Lesson
    10:30 – 13:00 Teaching at Ricardo Nassif Primary School
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Organise sporting activities for children at Ricardo Nassif Primary School
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at the Host Family
    18:00 – 21:00 Trip to Local Cinema
    5 Thursday 8:30 – 13:00 Teaching at Ricardo Nassif Primary School
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 16:00 Visit / Care work at Quisquizacate Girls Home
    16:00 – 17:00 Rest and Relax
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at the Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    6 Friday 8:30 – 12:00 Visit Cordoba Hills
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 - 17:00 Adventure activities including zip wiring
    17:00 - 19:00 Traditional Argentinean Asado (Barbecue)
    19:00 Rest & Relax
    7 Saturday 6:00 - 10:00 Hiking in the Cordoba Hills
    10:00 – 12:30 Visit Villa General Belgrano
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 16:00 Return to Cordoba
    16:00 – 18:00 Rest & Relax
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
    19:00 Rest & Relax
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    8 Sunday 9:00 – 13:00 Painting and Decorating at Quisquizacate Girls Home
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Care work at Quisquizacate Girls Home
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    9 Monday 8:30 - 12:00 Continue to work on decorating orphanage
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 - 17:00 Visit Alta Gracia and home of Che Guevara
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    10 Tuesday 8:30 – 10:30 Spanish Language Lesson
    10:30 – 13:00 Teaching at Ricardo Nassif Primary School
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Teaching at Ricardo Nassif Primary School
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 – 21.00 Visit local Footbal Match
    11 Wednesday 8:30 - 13:00 Teaching at Ricardo Nassif Primary School
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 17:00 Care work at Quisquizacate Girls Home
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    12 Thursday 8:30 - 13:00 Painting and Decorating work at Orphanage
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 17:00 Care work at Quisquizacate Girls Home
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 – 21:00 Tango Lessons
    13 Friday 8:30 - 13:30 Finish Painting and Decorating work at Orphanage
    13:30 - 16:30 Afternoon farewell Asado with orphanage children
    16:30 – 18:00 Packing for Departure
    18:00 - 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    14 Saturday   Departure
    15 Sunday   Departure

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