OUT AND ABOUT
STUDY IN ARGENTINA
A Day in The Life a Volunteer
Each individual has something special that others want to be a part of. We may not know how to contribute to a world that can seem so broken at times, but volunteering puts us back in a place to give and receive love in a world that can seem a bit lost. There are many ways in which a volunteer can share their talents and their abilities with others around them. Even if the result through giving is merely a simple smile, or a hug, never underestimate the power of how far helping others can go.
Start your day bright and early and head over to one of the local kindergartens. These little children come from poor backgrounds and difficult family life. Some of them were not able to have anything to eat for their breakfast and find it hard walking to school without a decent pair of shoes. Regardless, as soon as you walk into the school, the children run up to greet you and smother you with hugs and kisses. You find yourself uplifted and inspired immediately.
After the greetings and the welcome moments are over you follow the little ones into their bright classroom. The walls reveal chipped painting, but creative projects are still hanging on the walls of happy smiley faces and the ABC’s that the children have drawn up. There is not much at the school. You see a few rusty chairs and small round tables that could use a good painting job. Still, the children are enthusiastic with eager smiles plastered on their faces.
Today, you have decided that you would like to do some face painting with the children. You have been able to pick up some small tubes of paint in the city prior to arrival and the kids are excited and ready to go! They giggle with delight as you spread the different colors over their faces. Red lips, white cheeks and designs of little hearts and animals are painted on their cheeks. After all is said and done, everyone gathers together for a photo to capture this beautiful moment that will have forever changed the lives of both you and the children.
A day in the life of an internWho wouldn’t want to spend time living and working in one of the most exciting cities on earth? Buenos Aires resonates a strong flavor of old European sophistication and South American charm. In a city that is home to millions of expatriates, locals and travelers, the opportunities are endless. Perhaps you are in that moment in your life where you are not quite sure which direction you want your career to go. Maybe your studies are finished and you are still scratching your head as to what should be your next move.
Imagine waking up to the energy of the city zipping by outside of your window. You get up and head over to the nearest coffee shop and take in the smells of delicious breads and pastries as you head out the doors and off to work. You are headed over to the bohemian district of San Telmo with cute cafes, quaint antique shops and locals dancing the famous Tango in the plazas and on the streets. One of the internship opportunities that we offer is the chance to work at a local newspaper. Meet with the editor and discuss new ideas on local politics, the economy and the customs that make this neighborhood so fantastic. Go out and speak to the locals to hear their thoughts and come up with YOUR own ideas as to how you would like to see this paper spread more important information to the local people and serve as a nesting spot for the community to come together. All the while you can put your Spanish into practice and delve into a cultural area that interests you while obtaining sufficient work and resume experience for you to use back in your home country.
Our internship program offers many options for those who are interested in working abroad and experiencing the real day-to-day life, customs and culture of a local.