Looking back to March when I arrived, these past four months definitely fall under that category of periods of time that have simultaneously gone by so fast and feel like they’ve lasted forever. I feel a lot of gratitude for my time here and I thought I’d summarise my experiences using a pretty simple framework: people, places, and perspective, or the three Ps if you will.
‘Los pibes’ in Rioplatense Spanish means the kids, and that, unsurprisingly, is what this movement is dedicated to. To the children of now, but also those of the future, a future that will hopefully look different for those in the famous and infamous neighbourhood of La Boca. Whilst the ‘El caminito’ area is a hotspot for tourists who come to admire the brightly painted buildings and the street performers, according to several guidebooks and foreign travel advice pages, leaving this part of town leaves a traveller vulnerable to violent muggings.
When I first considered my exchange year abroad, and which Spanish-speaking country I wanted to be in, I thought initially of a continent, and then of a specific country. I’d studied some Latin American, and specifically Argentinian literature last year and I’d heard really good things about the country, so, after a bit more research, I knew Argentina would be the place for me.
Over the weekend, Neil, Milena, and I visited Comunidad Milpa, a project outside of Buenos Aires city towards Tigre. Having got up early to get the bus from Plaza Italia, what struck me on arrival was how industrial the area is. I was told that this part of town was home to several factories, among them the Ford production plant. With the backdrop of this industrial landscape, Comunidad Milpa felt somewhat out of place, which is perhaps exactly why it makes perfect sense that it is situated here.

From: Sweden

Birthday March 28, 1994

Volunteered in the Summer Camp for kids in 2019. 

Studied at EAE Business School & Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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FromUnited States

Birthday: December 13, 1980 

Volunteered in Teaching English Online in 2021. 

Studied at the University of North Texas, Applied Anthropology Graduate Program.

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Anya tells us about her experience teaching English online. She volunteered for 2 months teaching in two English institutes and organizing special workshops every Friday.

This month is our anniversary so we will be sharing a few testimonials of former volunteers about their experience being part of Voluntario Global.

This month is our anniversary so we will be sharing a few testimonials of former volunteers about their experience being part of Voluntario Global.