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High School Specials - Hassle-free, pre-planned trips for 15-18 year olds that help you step out of your comfort zone
Argentina > Human Rights & Spanish
Fixed dates during school break
Cordoba (Read More)
Host family Read More
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
Personalized MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
Organized weekend tourism trips
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
A cultural awareness course
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do on this Human Rights internship?
You will spend either two or four weeks working with interns your age at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do:
- Research human rights abuses and run awareness campaigns in vulnerable communities
- Take Spanish lessons with a professional language tutor
- Explore Córdoba with other interns and expand your horizons
On the Human Rights Internship in Argentina for high school students, your work will focus on the following areas:
Research human rights abuses and run awareness campaigns in vulnerable communities
You will be based at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office, which is fully funded and run by us. Here, you’ll focus on conducting research, and planning workshops and campaigns.
You’ll take part in various workshops around local communities in Córdoba which will help raise awareness about human rights.
Take Spanish lessons
Daily Spanish classes will be provided during this trip, giving you the opportunity to either learn or brush up on a foreign language. Having more than one language under your belt will look great on your CV and will stand you in good stead when traveling in the future.
Lessons will be tailored to your individual level, whether you are a beginner or are studying Spanish at school. You will be taught by a qualified teacher who will go at your pace. You will also have plenty of opportunity to practice your conversation skills during sightseeing trips with our local staff, and with your host family.
Explore Córdoba with other interns
On the weekends, we’ll take you and the other interns on exciting sightseeing trips. This is a wonderful chance to travel without your parents in a safe environment and to make friends with people your age from all over the world. Projects Abroad staff will be with you constantly.
You will also be taken to various historic museums, and will have a chance to visit Che Guevara’s childhood home. A weekend trip to a small town in the mountains called La Cumbrecita will be arranged for you, as well as various evening activities during the week, such as a football tournament, Tango classes, and karaoke.
Where in Argentina will I be working?
You will spend some of each day here, conducting research and helping to plan workshops and campaigns with other interns. This is also where you will regroup before heading off to do awareness work in the community.
Your Spanish language classes will take place at the Projects Abroad office.
You will be taken to various historic museums during sightseeing trips, as well as to see the Che Guevara museum. You will also go on a weekend trip to a beautiful small town in the mountains called La Cumbrecita. Evening social activities happen twice a week and include a football competition, Tango classes, and karaoke.
What are the aims and impact of this project?
The aim of this project is to give you the opportunity to learn about human rights work in practice, and gain hands-on experience in Argentina.
In Argentina, many communities are severely disadvantaged and have little understanding of their basic human rights. In addition, people struggle with issues like domestic violence, gender inequality, and homelessness. We established our own Human Rights Office in Córdoba in response to the needs we identified. This office is fully funded and run by Projects Abroad. This means we need your help to reach the communities who need support and empowerment.
We want to raise awareness of their rights, and share knowledge that will empower local people. You’ll become part of our ongoing efforts to do this in Argentina. This will give you an insight into the challenges people struggle with, and what human rights work is like on the ground. You could use this experience for university applications and your future career.
Join us on a Human Rights Internship in Argentina and help us spread knowledge about basic rights.
I chose to go to Argentina on the Human Rights & Spanish programme because of my keenness to explore Latin American and my passion for human rights.
Human Rights Internship in Argentina for Teenagers
Measuring Our Impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
Meet the team in Argentina
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