The neighbourhood of La Boca in Argentina
La Boca, Argentina ©

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Why choose Argentina?

The largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, Argentina is a fascinating place with so much more to offer than just tango. As we currently have just eight posts available in Argentina, successful applicants are unlikely to be located with other assistants, giving them the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in Argentinian culture and society. 

What will I do?

In Argentina, there is an opportunity to work in a range of institutions from primary schools to universities. Priority will be given to undergraduates on a compulsory year abroad so please ensure you state this on your application. Graduates are welcome to apply.

How does it all work?

  • All posts in Argentina are for six months: from mid-March until September 2018. 
  • Assistants will work 12-18 hours per week.
  • Priority will be given to undergraduates on their compulsory year abroad.
  • You must have Spanish language skills equivalent to B1.

Where can I go?

Most posts in Argentina tend to be in towns or cities, however, you may find yourself allocated to a smaller town.

Applicants should be aware that there are often no posts available in Buenos Aires.

Due to the size of the country, successful applicants may not be posted in close proximity to one another. However, this offers an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.

As we do not expect to find out the location of the posts prior to interviews, flexibility is encouraged. We offer you a unique experience in Argentina by varying the post locations from year to year, which means that, while it is not possible to select a specific regional preference, it allows you to create your own individual journey while in Argentina


Will I be interviewed?

Candidates who pass the first stage of selection for posts in Argentina will be invited to take part in a further assessment stage before being offered a post. This further assessment will take place on a rolling basis before April 2017.

Will there be an induction course?

Pre-departure briefing

Successful applicants will be invited to a one-day pre-departure briefing in London in late June or early July. Please note that you will be responsible for covering your own travel costs to and from the briefing. 

Induction course

Successful applicants will also attend an induction courses held at the local British Council office in Buenos Aires or at the employing institution. Specific details regarding the induction course will be provided by our overseas partner organisation prior to departure.

How much will I be paid?

The monthly allowance in previous years has been approximately ARS 4,600 gross per month and we expect it to be similar for 2017-2018. 

Assistants allocated to the Patagonian Region (including the provinces of La Pampa, Río Negro, Neuquén, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego) should expect to receive a slightly higher allowance due to the higher cost of living in the area; in previous years this has been around ARS 6,900.

When will I hear back?

Email confirmation - You will receive an email from us confirming receipt of your online application once this has been submitted. 

February to March 2017 - Assessment days will be held at British Council offices in the UK. 

April 2017 - Candidates will find out if they have passed the assessment stage by mid-April, 

June 2017 - You will find out whether you have been allocated to a country immediately or placed on a waiting list. 

Successful applicants will begin their posts in March 2018.

See also

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