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Argentina: Land of Discovery™

Argentina: Land of Discovery™

Relive Argentina’s history through rugged countryside, historic districts and big city life.

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Highlights

  • Work on building projects for an underserved community
  • Learn about sustainable food production
  • Live on the Tigre Delta and kayak its many waterways
  • Horseback ride across Argentina’s backcountry with traditional gauchos
  • Visit the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and eat like a local

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Overview

Argentina is to travel what Messi is to fútbol: simply one of the best. Between its hardy gaucho history, breathtaking countryside, and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, you could set off in any direction and be on your way to something inspiring. The tango beats of Buenos Aires’ streets will captivate you, and its legendary cuisine won’t disappoint. Volunteering in El Tigre, a historic town in the delta region, you'll advance sustainable community development efforts and have a chance to really discover the unmistakable Argentineian passion for life.

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Community Service

As one of the more developed nations in Latin America, Argentine society is moving forward quickly, but there is still a need for volunteers in many community development projects. Contribute to the health and happiness of families in the Delta region by helping construct much-needed community buildings using recycled materials. You’ll work alongside locals and form unforgettable bonds with the neighborhood children. You’ll also spend time caring for the urban community gardening initiative, a sustainable food source for local families.

Hands-On Learning

Argentina is a storyteller’s dream, with vast and varied landscapes and dramatic characters throughout its history. One of these is the gaucho, the rough-and-ready cattle rancher of the pampas—South American plains. You’ll spend a full day on a traditional estancia with gauchos, horseback riding, and learning about their craft. At your service site, issues like sustainable community development, organic food production, and environmental conservation will come to life, along with learning more about Argentina’s rich culture through cooking demos, tango dance lessons, and a visit to the Tigre Art Museum.

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Adventure

Spend a day off visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina’s stunning capital. Try to keep up with its endless sights: the modern metropolis blends with colorful street cafes, and porteños (the city’s residents—famously passionate and opinionated!) stride past 20th-century stone facades. Away from city life, you’ll kayak the Tigre River steps from Home Base and go horseback riding with Argentine gauchos.

Lodging

Home Base is located in the historic district of Tigre in the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires Province. It is set in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, and students will share gender-segregated rooms with roommates. Students will have access to shared bathrooms with showers and Western-style toilets. Home Base also has a lovely garden and common areas for students to spend time together. Meals will be hearty and healthy, consisting of meats/cheeses, pastas, vegetables, and fruit.

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Dates & Tuition

Argentina: Land of Discovery™ 24-Day Program (2018)
2018 Dates
Jun 23 - Jul 16, 2018
Jul 20 - Aug 12, 2018
Duration: 24 days
Tuition: $5,599
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 35
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
Argentina: Land of Discovery™ 14-Day Program (2017)
2017 Dates
Jul 2 - Jul 15, 2017
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $3,399
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 35
Language Hours: N/A
See What's Included
Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
More Information

Interested in Family-Friendly trips? Check out Discover Corps, our volunteer vacations for adults and families, in collaboration with the National Peace Corps Association.

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