Kellie Jervis:"Everyone in Argentina has been amazingly friendly. Laura, who met me on first day, was great. She showed me where to go and not to go and she made sure I knew where I was going for the school. Melina took me out for dinner and check up to make sure everything was going ok.
Viviana, at the school, was well organised and she took the time to make me feel comfortable. Laura, who took the Spanish lessons, was so friendly and very patient. I enjoyed Argentina and the experience a lot. Thank you."
Melissa Whiting:"Everything about my placement was excellent. Melina, the in country manager, was friendly and incredibly helpful, the only down side of which was that there was just too much delicious food. It was a consistent theme across my two week 'working holiday': too much delicious food and delightful, friendly people.
the school, which comprised a primary and secondary campus, my role was principally in teaching (leading the class) in conversational English. All the regular English teachers prepared lesson plans for me before each class that covered vocabulary, grammar objectives for the class, as well as suggested activities and reading from course books. In most classes, we didn't get to the lesson plans as the students were so interested in simply engaging in conversational practice by asking me about my life, where I live, family, hobbies, what I thought of Argentina etc.
Overall, the experience really was delightful and very fulfilling. The students and teachers were enthusiastic, welcoming and kind. In effect, that meant I felt like a 'movie star' with all the excitement and enthusiasm of a first lesson but no follow up routine which I imagine would be a more realistic experience of the day to day challenges for regular teachers."
VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS: As well as protecting all our volunteers, we are committed to all our projects and dedicated to practices which protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. You will need to get a police check in order to work with children or vulnerable adults, but we'll help you with that.
Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it. BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance.
Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity. Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare! Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.
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