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Work in a Primary Care Center, or "Salitas" as they're called in Argentina. Primary Care Centres are the first level of access for disadvantaged people in poor neighbourhoods.  Primary Care Centres are free to all.

 In Primary Care Centres they have family doctors, paediatricians, nurses, psychologists, dentists and social workers, as well as other specialties. You’ll shadow doctors and nurses in their daily activities as they work with patients, including: taking vitals, treating injuries and iInteracting with patients.

You should be studying a relevant health subject or be qualified, and you should have intermediate Spanish. This internship is an excellent opportunity to add substantially to your CV or Résumé.

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Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates! Please note that during the whole of January and half of July the Law Courts close due to vacation and so exposure the Courts won't be available. However, the Law firms don't close during this period, so you can still do your placement during these Court vacation periods.
Duration Minimum length of placement is 12 weeks and longer, subject to visa requirements
Requirements You should be 18, with some previous experience or studies, intermediate Spanish and the ability to work on your own initiative. Please see Who Can Apply? below.
Price Full Price List
What's included Arranging your program,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance

Food (excluding lunch)
Meeting you at Buenos Aires Airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support.
Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.Suitable for gap years (but with some study required) or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in gaining overseas work experience or an internship for university credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad and learn about medical practices in Argentina.


  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Latin America.

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.

  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market

  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

Primary Care Centres are the first level of access for disadvantaged people in poor neighbourhoods and are strategically located within these neighbourhoods to be closer to the people. They are also the first place to go to when you have a health problem and need professional assistance. You'll help these community members to improve their health and search for more efficient ways of preventing diseases.

In Primary Care Centres they have family doctors, paediatricians, nurses, psychologists, dentists and social workers, as well as other specialties. You’ll shadow doctors and nurses in their daily activities as they work with patients, including:

  • Taking vitals

  • Treating injuries

  • Interacting with patients.

You may also be asked to perform other duties when needed, such as assisting with document translations and helping to categorise medications that have been donated to the Center.

The local doctors and nurses will assist you to gain knowledge about the practice of medicine in poor communities and neighbourhoods, as well as providing you with a practical perspective regarding the needs and concerns of the people who attend the Health Center. Here you'll have a real opportunity to exchange information, questions and answers with patients and doctors and get to know a real community and its daily struggles.

In turn, the medical staff have commented on the value of learning from you - "We learn from their experience and knowledge [including] different ways of communicating with patients and professional staff."

You'll work an average of 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, leaving you enough time to explore beautiful Buenos Aires!

Applicants should be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years of age.

  • Previous experience or advanced studies in the health area required.

  • Be able to speak some Spanish (intermediate to advanced level) to work in the clinic. If you are a medical student or doctor, it is highly recommended that you have a good command of the language.

  • Be able to stay for a minimum of 12 weeks in order to really get familiar with the Center and its work.

  • You should also be outgoing, sociable and very able to use your own initiative.

We can arrange for your to do a one-month intensive Spanish course, followed by a two-month or three-month work experience internship placement.

You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city and doing shopping. It's big enough to be sociable and fun, yet small enough to feel at home; a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel boasts of several amenities like internet and WiFi, a common area, DVD room, library, book exchange and a housekeeping service.

You’ll be given an allowance for your meals (breakfast and dinner, lunch is excluded for projects in Buenos Aires). This arrangement is to give you the flexibility to sample the great Argentinean food. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

If you would prefer a more cultural experience, we can arrange for you to stay with a local Argentinean family. Host family accommodation gives you the opportunity to become more integrated in the local community and is ideal if you want to practice your Spanish (Basic/intermediate Spanish is required to stay with a Host Family). You'll have a comfortable private room and use of the kitchen. Breakfast and dinner is provided every day and you will usually share a typical Argentinean meal with your family.

Facilities in host families do vary, but you can express your preferences regarding the type of family that you stay with (for example, a family with or without children, pets, etc). If you stay in a host family you will be given contact details of other volunteers living in Buenos Aires so that you won't miss out on any socialising!

If you choose the host family option, there is an additional supplement.

Got any questions? Please email us: info@travelersworldwide.org

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. 

Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity! 




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While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.

Spanish LanguageCourses in Argentina
Spanish Lessons and Courses
Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish. Gain a skill and enjoy your placement even more!
Tango Courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tango and Salsa Dance Classes
Learn to dance the flamboyant South American way. A very good way to immerse yourself into the  culture.

Photography Lessons in BA
Study photography in colourful Buenos Aires. Lessons will be tailored to your  individual needs,


The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. From the northern deserts to the southern Andean Cordillera, from Iguazú Falls to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia, Argentina's geography is varied and stunning. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas.

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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Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your program, please click here

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