Which “Teaching English Program” is the one for me?

By Tracey Chandler

TeachersChoosing the right Teaching English Program to sign up to is important. It’s naive to think that all programs are the same or require the same kind of experience. What’s more, you’ll need to think very carefully about the place you want to teach in. If you’re going to spend a number of months in the destination of your choice, it has to be a place that interests you on a number of levels. Continue reading

New volunteer program at a Horse Rescue in Argentina!

11078135_837887796292105_3555538485556428758_nVolunteer Program at the Villa Rumpial animal shelter, Córdoba

What does this animal shelter do?

This mainly horse shelter (but also packed with other animals, mostly dogs) is run by Jorge and Claudia’s family. They have spent the past 20 years rescuing and healing ill-treated horses. They work hand –in-hand with their 4 daughters: twins Macarena and Micaela (13 years old), Lourdes (8) and Gema (only 3 years old) Continue reading

What’s it like to work on an environmentally-conscious travel lodge in Argentina?

By Tracey Chandler

piedra naranjaHave you ever thought about working for an environmentally-conscious travel lodge in Argentina? Do you dream of trying your hand at international tourism, working in the middle of incredible landscapes alongside a group of experienced professionals who care deeply for the natural world that surrounds them? If so, you might want to talk to us about our Piedra Naranja program in Laguna La Brava. Continue reading

What does it mean to be a Responsible Tourist?

By Tracey Chandler

What does it mean to be a responsible tourist? How does one travel responsibly? Does responsible tourism only relate to taking care of the planet or does it also relate to how we interact with the people and the cultures we come across when away from home? Continue reading

How do you Prepare for Teaching Children in Argentina?

By Tracey Chandler

Teaching children in any country is a huge responsibility. The role of the teacher — whether working in a state school and delivering the national curriculum, or working in a private capacity to teach children an additional skill which supplements their basic education — is an extremely influential one and should never be taken lightly. Continue reading

6 Reasons why Europeans should visit Latin America

By Tracey Chandler

One of the many misconceptions that has been fostered thanks to years of colonial rule is that Latin America is in some way “behind” Europe – that the European way of life is more advanced, more developed, more civilised, less dangerous, and the list goes on. Continue reading