Social  Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires

Social Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires'Social  Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires: Íbero Spanish School offers a variety of extracurricular activities each week. These activities are organized in order to encourage students to learn about the traditions, art, and entertainment of the city in which they are studying, and also to provide students with contexts in which they can practice the Spanish that they are learning each day. Íbero will arrange and chaperone some activities, while others Íbero will encourage students to explore on their own. Íbero offers students detailed information for their incredible stay in Buenos Aires. The options that the school provides are essential to live in Buenos Aires in the most affordable way and we want to make sure you are getting outside services for a reasonable price.

Social  Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires: These activities are free or available at a small cost.

  • Conversation workshops.
  • Accent reduction lessons.
  • Argentinian cinema.
  • Free pass to bars, pubs and clubs.
  • Other periodical events.*

Social  Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires

 ACTIVITY FOR EVERY DAY, WHICH WILL RANGE FROM:
  1. Taking part in volunteering.
  2. Tours.
  3. Watching an Argentine film.
  4. Having free conversation or accent reduction lessons.
  5. Attending a traditional music concert.
  6. Eating Argentine dinner with classmates and staff.
  7. Making a weekend trip to an Estancia for horseback riding and swimming.
  8. Going to one of the infamous night club.

SAMPLE FIRST WEEK PROGRAM

  1. Sunday: Arrival. Dinner or lunch depending on time of arrival. Rest of the day free.
  2. Monday: Porteño city tour.
  3. Tuesday: La Boca and Caminito. Tango show at night.
  4. Wednesday: Puerto Madero + Reserva Ecológica.
  5. Thursday: Palermo.
  6. Friday: Carlos Gardel museum + Abasto de Buenos Aires Mall.
  7. Saturday: Lunch at Puerto Madero + Plaza Serrano + Disco/club.
  8. Sunday: San Isidro + Tigre excursion + lunch.

  SECOND WEEK

  1. Monday: Historical downtown. Casa Rosada. Plaza de Mayo + San Telmo+Café Tortoni
  2. Tuesday: Alto Palermo Mall
  3. Wednesday: MALBA + Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo
  4. Thursday: Recoleta. Walking tour + Evita Cementery+ museum
  5. Friday: Zoológico + Jardín Japonés
  6. Saturday: Gaucho day. Estancia. Horseback riding. Barbecue. Disco or club at night.
  7. Sunday: TBA (last minute souvenirs return to a favorite site, etc) + lunch or dinner.

Social  Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires

  1. Conversation workshops
  2. Free showings of subtitled Argentine films, with the necessary technology to make it an interesting and productive activity
  3. Free volunteer activity working with children
  4. Free entrance to discos or popular boliches
  5. Football matches.
  6. Learn to drink mate with Íbero staff
  7. Free entrance to discos, pubs or popular boliches
  8. Attend periodic cultural activities such as theatre, tango classes, La Bomba del Tiempo (percussion show), and craft fairs.
  9. Day trip to Tigre (boat trip) and/or estancias (horseback riding, and BBQ asado)
  10. School dinners in various restaurants around Buenos Aires
  11. Take other tours and excursions around Buenos Aires

7 DAYS PER WEEK ACTIVITIES

Íbero can customize any study abroad program by assembling activity- and education- based modules that couple relevant cultural activities with task- based and communicative classroom time. This program contains five modules that Íbero has been using for years in its many other programs; therefore, you can trust your students’ time here will be grounded in tried-and-true activities and course study plans for an ideal educational experience.
In this section, you’ll find a two week program

ACTIVITIES – Social  Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires

  1. Conversation workshops
  2. Free showings of subtitled Argentine films, with the necessary technology to make it an interesting and productive activity
  3. Free volunteer activity working with children
  4. Free entrance to discos or popular boliches
  5. Football matches.
  6. Learn to drink mate with Íbero staff
  7. Free entrance to discos, pubs or popular boliches
  8. Attend periodic cultural activities such as theatre, tango classes, La Bomba del Tiempo (percussion show), and craft fairs.
  9. Day trip to Tigre (boat trip) and/or estancias (horseback riding, and BBQ asado)
  10. School dinners in various restaurants around Buenos Aires
  11. Take other tours and excursions around Buenos Aires

EVENING ACTIVITIES – Social  Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires

  1. Live percussion show at club Konex, Mondays during the summertime
  2. Designated theatre events, Tuesdays.
  3. ‘After office’ with pizza, exclusive for Íbero students, Wednesdays.
  4. Dinners in the best restaurants of Buenos Aires, Thursdays.
  5. Disco, Hip Hop, electronic, and Drum & Bass, different music styles, also on Thursdays.
  6. Different music genres in various clubs. Free entrance. Fridays and Saturdays.
  7. Free Volunteer Program through Íbero: working with children

THE ON-SITE VOLUNTEERING TAKES PLACE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BUENOS AIRES.

  1. Volunteers travel together and work in groups, collaborating with an established organization.
  2. All of the volunteer activities take place in community centers, soup kitchens or orphanages that are secure and well-looked after by leaders of the communities. Volunteers are always very warmly received, as their efforts are much appreciated by the children and their guardians.
  3. There are also occasional social events hosted by the organization, such as fundraisers or parties, with the idea of building new community centers to help more people.
  4. The volunteers become a close-knit family very quickly, as they are joined by a cause and share meaningful experiences during their volunteer work.

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT

Students can reach their preferred housing from the airport in the most reliable and safe way. They can hire a transportation service through the same real estate company in order reach their private apartment. There is also the option of taking a bus called Manuel Tienda León that frequently transports passengers from Ezeiza International Airport to the center of Buenos Aires.
Internet connection
Íbero has a great Internet setup. Students can use school PCs or bring their own laptops and connect to our wireless internet.
Wi-Fi throughout the school
Íbero has a Wi-Fi connection in the entire building, on the first floor (patio, common area, and classrooms) and on the second floor (terrace and classrooms) so that you can use your laptop with all the flexibility and comfort that Íbero offers in its spacious facilities.
Can I use my laptop in the classroom?
You can use laptops in the classrooms with no problem when their use is related to the lesson (i.e. online dictionaries, reading news stories or weather reports), and if their use is authorized by the teacher. Students can also use their computers after class if there is an empty classroom.

DAILY ACTIVITIES

  1. Tango classes in the Carlos Gardel House Museum.
  2. Craft fairs, in Plaza Dorrego and Francia. Mataderos Fair. Every weekend.
  3. Learn to drink Argentine mate. Any day.
  4. Conversation and/or accent reduction classes. Wednesdays or Fridays (changes according to the week).
  5. Walking tour of the ecological reserve
  6. Day at an estancia, trip to Tigre in boat
  7. Weekend in Colonia Uruguay or at the Iguazú falls
  8. Free volunteering in the outskirts of the city
  9. Bike tours
  10. Football

VOLUNTEER

Social  Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires: Íbero Spanish School is committed to helping underprivileged children in Argentina while giving Spanish students life-changing experiences through this option of its Volunteer Program. Íbero works directly with an NGO. Unlike volunteering through other organizations, this option of Íbero’s Volunteer Program is a free experience, except for the one-time purchase of a t-shirt and periodic transportation costs payable to the partner NGO.
Schedule
Since the daily volunteer activities begin at 3.00 pm weekdays, the program fits perfectly with the Íbero schedule. Morning students who participate have a two-hour break after classes to eat lunch and walk to the volunteer meeting site. Students can participate as much or as little as they wish and activities are also available on Saturdays.

INTERVIEW

Social  Activities and Volunteering in Buenos Aires: This volunteer option requires a brief entrance interview, paperwork and at least an Intermediate I, or Beginner II week II or III understanding of Spanish; however, most of the volunteers in this program speak English and hail from outside Argentina.
Volunteer activities
Volunteer activities with children include computer and English classes, birthday parties, Juegoteca (safe playtime with good role models), school support, fund-raising, awareness efforts and miscellaneous events throughout the year. Volunteers assist in setting up and conducting these activities, working directly with the children who attend.

A decision
Making the decision to participate in Íbero’s volunteer option is one that will completely reshape your experience here in Buenos Aires. It will empower you to feel as if you are giving something back to this country, which lends itself so graciously to its visitors