As the largest and most populous country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world, Brazil is known for its ecological and cultural treasures. With its winding Atlantic coastline, expansive agricultural regions, and the Amazon River basin and rainforest, Brazil’s landscape is as diverse as its people and their culture. Despite its natural resources and beauty there is a great need for volunteers to support social and environmental causes in Brazil. Millions of Brazilians live below the poverty line, mostly due to social injustice and uneven economic growth. Volunteering in Brazil offers participants the opportunity to support local communities at the grassroots level.
Ranked as one of the top universities in Latin America, Universidad Austral provides diverse courses, academically challenging curriculum and extracurricular activities for international students and Argentines alike. With courses taught in both English and Spanish, students have the option to take courses that not only fit their career goals, but also their language preference. In addition, the campus is home to eight institutes dedicated to various academic studies, which provides opportunities for virtually any major. The University’s campus in Buenos Aires is the perfect opportunity for international students to explore Argentine culture. Known as the “Paris of the South”, Buenos Aires offers students an affordable and rewarding alternative to studying abroad in Europe. Students enjoy week nights out tango dancing, watching fútbol or visiting museums in central Buenos Aires, while weekends are ideal for planning adventurous excursions to the countryside that include hiking, trekking, swimming, camping and skiing.
As one of Ecuador’s top rated universities, Universidad Espiritu Santo has something for everyone with its wide range of subjects. Students can choose to take Spanish language courses along with a variety of other classes in either English or Spanish, depending on the student’s Spanish proficiency. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a service learning internship where they work in local community organizations. This gives students a chance to learn more about the social needs of the city and contribute in a way that enhances their studies. Universidad Espiritu Santo’s modern campus is complete with a sports complex and pool, music and TV studios, and a student-run restaurant.