From coffee to tango, Argentina conjures images as diverse as the people who inhabit this vast region. Argentina is a complex country, made up of 24 provinces in South America. Buenos Aires, its cultural capital, is largely characterized by both the prevalence of people with European descent and conscious imitation of European styles in architecture. The gauchos and their traditional country lifestyle of self-reliance also influence in the country greatly, as do the traditions of the indigenous peoples (like yerba mate infusions), which have been absorbed into the general culture. As a volunteer here, expect no end to opportunities for outdoor adventure (think Andes Mountains), nightlife, and cultural history.
United Planet is the US and Canadian partner of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Argentina, you will be hosted by Subir al Sur, ICYE’s Argentinean partner organization. Their program promotes education for peace and intercultural understanding.
Volunteers will work with urban youth at cultural centers focused on bringing art and culture into the lives of young people. These organizations provide a space for young people to meet, engage in recreation, and form intercultural relationships.
Go dancing in one of the many clubs, see a tango show, or visit a nearby coffee shop to refuel your energy.
There are many landmarks to see in Mendoza, including the Terraza Mirador, the Plaza Independencia , or the Memorial de la Bandera de Los Andes.
Go on a kayaking tour to see more of this breathtaking National Park. The park is very well preserved and is open to tourists.
This church, as well as the Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecelia, are cultural attractions that are absolutely breathtaking.
United Planet Quests are designed to be immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.
|Start Date||6 month fee||1 year fee||Early Bird Deposit Deadline||Regular Deposit Deadline||Late Deposit Deadline|
|August 2017||$9,075||$12,445||Monday, March 6, 2017||Monday, May 8, 2017||Monday, May 8, 2017|
|January 2018||$9,075||$12,445||Monday, July 31, 2017||Monday, September 4, 2017||Monday, September 18, 2017|
Enroll by the Early Bird Deadline and take $300 off your Quest fee.
Please note that deposits received after the Regular Deadline (before the Late Deadline) require an additional $150 fee.
We want you to succeed. That means having in place the support our volunteers need. We don't just drop you in country and hope for the best. We provide training before you leave … language exposure … 24/7 in-country support … support for your host family … accommodations, meals and airport transportation … activities and excursions. The whole idea is to make the experience successful and productive for you and the host community, and we have found that these things are crucial. Remember that we are a non-profit, mission-driven organization – we wouldn’t spend money on something that wasn’t important.