Argentina Buenos Aires Students At Iguazú Falls 6

Join API for an exciting and immersive international gap experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Participants can contribute to the local community through service projects at a local food bank, working with young children or senior citizens, teaching English, or volunteering at local community organizations. Participants can also improve their Spanish language skills through the completion of a Spanish language and conversation course at a local language institute. One-month, two-month, and three-month placements are available.

This is a perfect opportunity to earn service hours between high school and the start of college!

What's Included?

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Pre Departure Services

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Advising and Support

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Tutoring

Quality Housing (including some meals and laundry)

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Full-Time, On-site Resident Directors/Coordinators

Community Service Placements

Welcome and Farewell Group Events

Certificate Documenting Community Service Hours

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

Reflection Sessions

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Application Requirements

  • Some placements may require participants to be 18 years old or older
  • High school graduates only
  • Must have completed a minimum of one year of high school Spanish (or the equivalent)
  • Not required to have proof of university acceptance

**API cultural activities may include a tango lesson, a street art tour, a cooking class, and more!

***Both day and overnight excursions are available for an additional fee. Potential trips include visits to Tigre, a local ranch (estancia), and Colonia, Uruguay.

What You’ll Study

Join API for an exciting and immersive international gap experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Participants can contribute to the local community through service projects at a local food bank, working with young children or senior citizens, teaching English, or volunteering at local community organizations. Participants can also improve their Spanish language skills through the completion of a Spanish language and conversation course at a local language institute. One-month, two-month, and three-month placements are available.

On average, participants should expect to complete 25-30 hours of service each week, which equates to 5-6 hours per day. As a reminder, the programs will begin with a 2-3 day API orientation followed by one full week of language courses (20 hours total). Participants will be introduced to the service organization during this first week as well and will begin working in their volunteer placement the second week of the program. API staff will also facilitate weekly reflection lunches.

Cultural events are included, and participants can choose to participate in any excursions that overlap with their program for an additional fee. Participants may elect to add additional Spanish language and conversation for an extra fee as well ($350/20 hour week).

This is a perfect opportunity to earn service hours between high school and the start of college!

Staff & Coordinators

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    Carmen Alvarez de Toledo

    Carmen Alvarez de Toledo will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Jimena Alvarez de Toledo

    Jimena will be one of your Resident Directors in Buenos Aires and will be a resource for you on-site.

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    Claire Hero

    Claire will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - claire.hero@apiabroad.com

PROGRAM ITINERARY

Week 1

  • Arrive in Buenos Aires
  • City tour & bike tour
  • Welcome meal
  • Spanish language and conversation course (20 hours)*
  • Orientation with local service organization

Week 2

  • Participate in community service project
  • Reflection session over lunch or dinner
  • API cultural activity

Week 3

  • Participate in community service project
  • Reflection session over lunch or dinner
  • API cultural activity

Week 4

  • Participate in community service project
  • Reflection session over lunch or dinner
  • API cultural activity

Week 5

  • Participate in community service project
  • Reflection session over lunch or dinner
  • API farewell meal

Itinerary is subject to change

*Participants may elect to add additional Spanish language and conversation for an extra fee as well ($240/20 hour week or $165/10 hour week).

Highlights
  • Perfect opportunity to earn service hours between high school and the start of college

In Buenos Aires, students live with local host families. Host families serve as a unique introduction into the Argentine culture and may be made up of a retirement-age couple, a single woman with or without children, or a traditional two-parent household. Students are provided with two meals per day (except on weekends), as well as laundry service once per week. Students live in the Palermo, Recoleta, and Belgrano neighborhoods, which are generally 15-45 minutes from their host university.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Jul 19, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 $4,150 May 1, 2019 May 15, 2019
Fall Jul 19, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019 $5,175 May 1, 2019 May 15, 2019
Fall Jul 19, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 $6,200 May 1, 2019 May 15, 2019
Spring Feb, 2020 - Mar, 2020 $4,150 Nov 1, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Spring Feb, 2020 - Apr, 2020 $5,175 Nov 1, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Spring Feb, 2020 - May, 2020 $6,200 Nov 1, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Spring Feb 21, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019 $4,150 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Spring Feb 21, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 $5,175 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Spring Feb 21, 2019 - May 25, 2019 $6,200 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 15, 2018