Working Holidays in Argentina
Working holidays are great gap year experiences, but they’re also perfect for anyone looking to take a work sabbatical, or connect with the local community in a deeper way than for which traditional travel allows. The main objective of the working holiday is cultural exchange. Participants get the chance to stay with local people and gain practical experience during their travels across Argentina.
What and where?
Most opportunities are tourist-related working placements (in hostels, hotels, farms, and small plots of land) and almost always include free accommodation and board. In some cases you even receive a small allowance or you have the possibility to earn tips.
Currently we offer Working Holiday programs in Bariloche, Villa la Angostura, Esquel, San Juan, Tandil, Balcarce, Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires.
Do I get paid when I sign up to one of your “Working Holiday” programs?
Unfortunately, we have to abide by strict regulations set up by the various Latin American governments which apply to foreigners working in local companies. For this reason, all the Working Holiday programs that we offer are unpaid. What’s more, the main objective of the working holiday is not to earn a salary, but instead to learn about local customs and traditions. It’s a chance for you to immerse yourself in daily local life. There are many things you will gain from these programs that money cannot buy, including international experience for you CV, improved foreign language skills, a profound understanding of a foreign culture, and a sense of accomplishment having lived through a tough and challenging experience.
What is the difference between an internship and a Working Holiday program?
A professional internship is focused on the practical application of theoretical knowledge. It’s a chance to gain international work experience in a particular line of work. Many universities require that their students complete internships abroad in order to graduate.
Working Holiday programs, on the contrary, are not solely focused on professional development. They provide you with the chance to immerse yourself in local foreign cultures and to take a break from your career in order to try something new.
What can I expect?
Through your Working Holiday job you very often will get to know the most famous and amazing sights of Argentina's impressing and ever-evolving scenery.
However, you should be aware that especially during high season your help is desperately needed and that it can sometimes become very stressful. That's why your working holiday employer really counts on your help after your confirmation. Some positions give you the possibility to bring along your friend, as they need more than one person to help out.
Some establishments are located further away from cities, in order to provide their guests with the relaxation they are looking for. In these cases you have to reckon that you will not be able to drive into the city or go clubbing every night. So, please thoroughly read the offers!
What about the working hours?
Usually, our programs are full-time positions. The project site where you will be working defines the working hours according to work load and your capabilities. On-site you will be provided with the exact information about the work schedule and days off. Please be fair and keep in mind that you will be responsible for the tasks that you are assigned to. But not all is about work! The locations are truly nice places with amazing landscapes, beautiful natural scenery and a relaxing environment. There will be plenty of time for you to get to know the surroundings, meet up with other people having fun and just enjoying your stay in Argentina.
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Locations: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Villa la Angostura and Mar del Plata. Consult us for other destinations.
*Please note: All Working Holiday programs in Argentina attract a refundable* Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee. You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.
*Please read our refund policy.
What do my fees pay for?
Registration Fee: Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, staff salary, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with participants.
Program Fee: Free accommodation and full board in some programs, Transportation to and from project, Airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 participant support and in-country administration costs.
What’s no included: Air tickets,Vaccinations, transfer back to the airport at conclusion of program, Spanish lessons (optional), Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels and Personal expenses, International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation. Our participants in Argentina generally find USD 80 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.
• Spanish is Argentina’s official national language
• The Argentine peso is the official currency in Argentina
• The capital city is Buenos Aires
• The country is home to approximately 41,09 million people
• Argentina is famous for its contribution to the world of football, with a large proportion of its players heading success all over the world
• Argentina is one of the few countries in which two people of the same sex can be married by law
• Argentina spans across 2,766,890 square kilometers and is the second largest nation in South America, coming in only behind Brazil.
Reasons to visit Argentina
• To eat lots and lots of very tasty meat.
• To stare out across the pampas region for as far as the eyes can see.
• To ski or hike up incredible mountain landscapes in the country’s Patagonia region.
For more information about Argentina please visit this LINK