Care in Argentina Alternative Spring Break Trip
- Placement location: Cordoba
- Types of placements: Kindergarten
- Role: Assisting local staff by playing with children and helping with basic education, homework, preparing for meals, and general maintenance at the home.
- Requirements: None
- Accommodation: Host Family
- Arrival Airport: Cordoba (COR)
- Local Languages: Spanish
Argentina has made a lot of progress since the economic crisis of the early 2000s, but the country still faces a number of challenges as a result of severe poverty and economic inequality. Children are greatly impacted by these factors and a lack of educational and general support further limits their opportunities in life.
As a volunteer in Argentina over the spring break, you can participate in a Care program at a kindergarten. Here, you will help with the children’s everyday care and organize creative and educational activities for them. The local staff and caregivers will appreciate your efforts and welcome any ideas you have for games and activities.
During your week abroad, you will also participate in renovation activities at the kindergarten. Giving the rooms a fresh coat of paint or adding a colourful mural to a play area will help brighten the children’s lives, long after you have returned home.
Getting involved in a Care project is ideal for Social Work, Child Development, Education, or Psychology majors looking for practical experience, or any student who wants to do meaningful and fun volunteer work over spring break. This program is also a great choice if you are studying or want to learn Spanish, and the children and local staff will be eager to communicate with you in their own language, as will your host family.