Student Comments


Working with Children

For the organizations that we worked with, we found that it would be useful to have at least an intermediate level of Spanish because none of the children, and few of the employees, spoke English.

Many of the kids come from poverty stricken families or neighborhoods and they rarely are able to experience the possibilities that the world has to offer. Come with great ideas and ways to interact with the kids to help show and teach them about the wider world. The kids were shy and quiet at first but as we interacted with them, they quickly opened up and were excited to learn more about other countries.

There are ways to volunteer for these organizations other than directly working with the kids. One of the organizations that we worked for needed some computer help which allowed me to lend a hand in a different way.

Ryan & Jenny, USA


Ranch /Estancia


Estancia La Paz was a beautiful place to work and practice my Spanish. Everyone there was very warm and friendly, and there was a wide variety of work activities I could be involved in. Life out in the Uruguayan countryside was both tranquil and exciting. It is an experience I´ll never forget.

I did a little bit of everything at the hotel: helping in the kitchen, waiting tables, translating for English-speaking customers, arranging rooms, and maintaining the property.

Trevor, USA




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