||All year round - you choose your start and finish
||From 1 week to 4 weeks,
subject to visa requirements
||Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a
good dose of enthusiasm!)
Full Price List
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance
►Food (excluding lunch)
fees and some materials
►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
Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return
transfer to airport.
Who can do
are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out,
grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in
learning photography or gaining a new skill for their CV
or Résumé, or expanding their leaerning for university
credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad or
who has only a short time available for the placement.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
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!
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Photo by volunteer John Otaran
experienced private teacher has studied extensively in New York and
Argentina, and has been teaching photography for many years. Courses
start from 1 week to 4 weeks
and consist of 6 hours per
week (three two hour lessons) - they will be individually tailored to your
level of expertise.
You will have some lessons on location throughout Buenos
Aires (in Museums, at private exhibitions, the
botanical gardens, etc.) so this is a great
opportunity to explore this incredible city whilst learning to take
You'll also be given assignments and will need to
investigate the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or
objects according to the guidelines given.
Students of any age can participate - all you need to display
is an enthusiasm for photography and the desire to learn. Your teacher
is fluent in English as well as Spanish, so lessons can be held in
whichever language you would prefer.
essons don't have set start and finish dates so are very flexible. You can
also take a 2-week or 4-week beginner course back to back if you would like, as the
concepts learnt will become more complex.
Private lessons are great if you are
a complete beginner and want to spend time learning at your own pace.
This is also a great option if you want to combine
Photography lessons with another program, such as Teaching or Spanish
If you do want to combine lessons, please
contact us for details.
BEGINNER LEVEL COURSE:
This course aims to teach the principal technical aspects
of photography and at the same time to introduce the narrative concept
of a group of images. The objective is to show photography mainly as a
tool of expressing yourself, allowing the photographer to conceive and
tell stories through images. The student will be encouraged to
experiment, investigate and follow his/her instinct in order to create
his/her own images and identify the relation between images and
In regards to the technique, the objective is to learn
and dominate the student’s own camera (analogical or digital),
understanding its virtues and defects to obtain the wanted results. The
course covers the basic operation of the reflex or compact cameras (35
mm) and includes;
Diaphragm. Field depth. Distinguished focuses.
Shutter speed (movement registers. Frozen image)
Light measure, exposition. Diaphragm-Speed relation
Lenses. Different uses and applications. Field depth.
Different kind of films, sensitivity.
Theory lessons are orientated to analyze and edit the
work done in the atelier. Exhibit of international and local artists’
work is shown to provide practical background of what is said and a
historical revision of photography. Students are free to work in any
camera format (reflex or compact; analogical or digital)
ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE:
Developing a personal vision as a photographer is both
challenging and rewarding. By reviewing other photographers work,
completing class assignments, and participating in critiques, the
student will be encouraged to expand his/her understanding of
photography. Discussions and critiques will focus on finding the best
means for communicating a set of ideas photographically developing
his/her powers of observation and photographic techniques.
The contact sheet or small print will form a structure
for seeing by mapping the evolution of perception through the course.
Although the primary concern will be thematic and aesthetic, the course
will cover technical weaknesses such as film choice, exposure, flash
versus available light, camera placement, camera/subject motion, use of
space, frame edges, selective focus, etc.
Slide shows and/or book reviews will provide an overview
of the history of photography as well as references for further
Students are free to work in any camera format
Discussions will also focus on editing, sequencing,
You need to see your photographs not as a collection
of many pictures, but as a body of work.
Prerequisite: Principles of Black-and-White and Color
Photography, or portfolio review
(15 pictures on a cd)
If you want to pack in a lot of learning instead of having a relaxed placement,
you can combine your photography course with another placement such as
Spanish or teaching. Your schedule for the courses given above will allow time for studying
and also time for sightseeing and absorbing the experience of being in the
Photo by volunteer Emily Little
Got any questions? Please
You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic
building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for
exploring the city, with an endless supply of cafes, restaurants and
shops nearby. It has a socialble atmosphere and you'll be made to feel
welcome with a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.
You'll share a
dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has a common
area where you can relax and watch TV or DVD’s and there is also
a piano and a ping pong table! It also has Wi-Fi and a couple of
computers and a small roof terrace with chairs to enjoy the
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!
HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION:
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!
choose the host family option, there is an
Got any questions? Please email us:
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
Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in
all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
While on your placements, you can also book some Optional
Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.
Spanish Lessons and Courses
Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish. Gain a skill
and enjoy your placement even more!
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,
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
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,
- 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
- Avenida Santa Fe is the most
fashionable shopping area.
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arrive in your new country, please
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