Urban Recycling, Rural School Volunteer, & Iguazu Falls

| Argentina

Active Discovery & Wellness

Embark on a unique learning & experiential journey in Argentina.

Learn about the ecological challenges facing today's large Latin American cities and the various solutions students, artists, and cooperatives in Buenos Aires are implementing to overcome them. Fly from Buenos Aires to the tropical Misiones province to volunteer at a rural school in this remote region of the country to understand their unique challenges. And of course visit Iguazu Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world! This journey takes you from city to country and everywhere in between!

Dates & Price

JUN 11 - Jun 25 (15 days) $2,695

Program at a Glance

Ages: 15 - 18

Minimum Group Size: 4 participants
Maximum Group Size: 15 participants
Focus: Environmental education, volunteer, outdoor adventure
Level of Spanish: A basic
level is recommended
Level of Physical Activity: Moderate
Accommodation: Homestays / Hotel
Airport Code: EZE (Ezeiza International Airport)
Program Locations: Buenos Aires, Iguazu

What's Included

Room & Board | Onsite Directors | Excursions | Cultural Activities | Airport Transfers | Airfare to Iguazu | International Medical Insurance

Highlights

Students touring Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Explore Iguazu Falls National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world!

  • Volunteer project and cultural exchange with a high school in Buenos Aires.

  • Cultural tours and activities in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America.

  • Volunteer with an artist's printing press creating book covers out of recycled cardboard.

  • Unique volunteer experience at a rural school.

details

  • Airport pickup (EZE) by program director.

  • Begin your journey learning about the unique history of Argentina, and in particular Buenos Aires.

  • Visit a recycling plant run by an innovative cooperative working with marginalized people from the shanty towns of Buenos Aires. Hear their story and get to understand their unique project.

  • Meet with a local, forward-thinking high school and assist with their recycling project.

  • Spend a morning bicycling through the Ecological Reserve, an example of ecological rejuvenation in the urban environment. This is a nature reserve on the banks of the Rio de la Plata created from fill dirt from years of construction projects.

  • Spend a day in the countryside with our new friends from the local high school for sports and an outdoor survival activity.

  • Travel to Misiones Province to volunteer at a rural public school. Learn about the local community, how the school is run by dedicated staff and parents, and assist with classes and school projects such as taking care of the school's farm animals.

  • Explore Mocona and Iguazu Falls to learn about the conservation and natural park efforts in Argentina. Activities include a boat ride and ziplining or rappelling.

  • End your journey cooking a traditional Argentine asado for your farewell event.

TIPS & Advice

Pack for the different climates and conditions!

  • Warmer clothes for Buenos Aires' mild fall days (seasons are reversed!)

  • Trekking shoes and lightweight clothing for our Misiones journey

  • Adequate gear for the volunteer projects as explained in your handbook.

  • Consider bringing school supplies to donate to the rural school.

Pig at a rural school in Misiones, Argentina
Calle Florida in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina
Students at an Argentina asado
Tropical scenery in Misiones Province, Argentina

Attend two or more Programs For a 5% discount