Medicina y Salud in Argentina
What’s included in our fair-cost policy?
All our programs include a fixed price Registration Fee of US$249 and a Program Fee that varies according to the duration of the program and the services included.
The Registration Fee covers the costs of all that Connecting Worlds has to do in order to organise the experience in an efficient manner and offer each participant a quality program. These costs include marketing, staff salaries, travel costs of staff who visit and inspect each of the programs on offer and Connecting Worlds’ solidarity fund among others. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.
The Program Fee is the total cost of everything related to the services that the volunteer will be able to take advantage of upon arrival to the destination of their choice. For example, accommodation, meals, transfers, the donation made to the volunteer project, welcome orientation and constant 24/7 support. The payment for this fee goes directly to the country in which the volunteer will be stationed, directly benefiting the local community. It’s a fee which helps organisations that work in the country associated with the program at hand to move forwards with their projects and generate work opportunities for the local community.
Thanks to our fair-cost policy, the volunteer benefits from not having to pay high fees and our local partners benefit from being able to invest in their projects and keep things moving forwards. Connecting Worlds also benefits from keeping the costs of its programs as low as possible because we get the opportunity to support local communities and make a difference in our own small but important way.
Healthcare volunteers have the opportunity to work in hospitals, rural-based clinics, and nutrition and/or health education centres. The projects available would particularly suit a medical student, a recent graduate, or perhaps even a medical professional looking to take a career break and dedicate his or her time to the medical needs of an Argentinean community.
Medical experience or qualifications are not a prerequisite by any means, however it is important to make sure you’re thoroughly prepared for a volunteer project of this nature.
The reality of what you might come into contact with — surrounded by people suffering from medical conditions and without the means to get access to the kind of healthcare they really need — can be difficult for some people to bear. On the positive side, healthcare volunteers are able to make a huge impact on individual lives and circumstances.
Lack of manpower is a real issue for many medical institutions in Argentina. In most cases, just an extra pair of hands can be enough to change conditions and lift spirits.
|Weeks||Homestay (no meals)||Hostel (Daily Buffet Breakfast + 3 dinners a week)**|
Hostel option: Volunteers are provided with Buffet breakfast every day, and a cooked dinner three nights per week (included in program fee - includes main dish + drink). This gives volunteers to opportunity to use the remaining nights to experience the amazing culture and cuisine that Buenos Aires has to offer. All standard amenities are available in the hostel, including hot showers and modern bathrooms, laundry room with washing machine, air conditioning, microwave and there is even free Wi-Fi and computers! Easy!
Homestay: Meals are not included. A damage deposit is required for all host families and shared apartments. It must be paid at check-in and will be refunded at check-out if there is no damage. Money will be taken out of the deposit to pay for any damages done by the participant.
*REGISTRATION FEE: All Internship programs in Argentina attract a refundable* Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee. A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment. You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.
What do my fees pay for?
REGISTRATION FEE: Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, pre-departure assistance, staff salary, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.
Program Fee Buenos Aires: Accommodation with a host family or at a Hostel (Buffet breakfast + 3 dinners a week included), Transportation to and from project, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.
What’s no included: Meals (homestay option), Transportation to and from project, Air tickets,Vaccinations, 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.