• Three month placements in a hostel in Buenos Aires, with the option to extend or move to other cities
  • Work part-time in a hostel in exchange for accommodation and some meals
  • Medical insurance included
  • Pre-departure and in-country support
  • No visa required
  • Year-round start dates

Have questions for a program manager? Email us at travelapplications@greenheart.org


You must meet the following requirements to apply:

  • Must be able to enter Argentina visa-free (Citizens of the US, Canada, Latin America, and most of Europe qualify)
  • Have a passport valid for one year beyond the day you enter Argentina
  • Be between the ages of 18-35
  • Fluent in English AND a basic level of Spanish

Program Dates

Start dates are available year round. We need 8 weeks lead time to process your application. We’re flexible, so if you are unable to start on these given dates, please contact Greenheart Travel directly to see what we can do.

Start Date Deadline
January 15 November 1
February 1 December 1
March January 1
April 1 February 1
May 1 March 1
June 1 April 1
July 1 May 1
August 1 June 1
September 1 July 1
October 1 August 1
November 1 September 1
December 1 October 1
December 27 October 27

What's Included

Program fee: $1000

*Prices subject to change.

What’s included in the program fee:

  • Pre-arranged placement in a hostel in Buenos Aires
  • Housing and some meals in exchange for part-time work
  • 3 months of international medical insurance
  • Pre-departure support and orientation from an experienced Greenheart Travel Program Manager
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Arrival orientation with in-country staff
  • SIM card
  • 24-hour emergency support and service
  • “Culture Smart!” Guide to Argentine Customs and Culture
  • Greenheart Travel t-shirt

What’s not included in the program fee?

  • International airfare
  • Outside meals, entertainment, and travel expenses
  • Return transfers


On Greenheart Travel’s Work & Travel program in Argentina, you’ll spend three months living and working in the amazing city of Buenos Aires! In exchange for part-time work, you’ll stay at the hostel rent-free and receive some meals free as well. This is a great opportunity to practice your Spanish and explore this beautiful country!

Placements are in hostels all over Buenos Aires. Specific responsibilities may include serving meals, bartending, barista work, housekeeping, front desk, etc.

You’ll work 4-6 hours per day, with one day off. In exchange, you’ll stay at the hostel rent-free and receive 1-2 meals per day.

You won’t receive a salary or stipend – instead, you’ll get room and board in exchange for your work. Therefore, we recommend bringing savings to cover any additional expenses or travel costs.

Why Greenheart Travel

Greenheart Travel is proud to offer this unique new program in Argentina!

There are advantages of applying for this program through us:

  • 33 years of experience with cultural exchange programs
  • Friendly, responsive, and professional support from your program manager, Savannah, who has lived abroad in several countries including Argentina!
  • We make our program fees as inclusive as possible. We include things like extensive medical insurance for the duration of the program, airport pickup, and extensive pre-departure and on-program support, so you’re not on your own for any part of your adventure
  • Our alumni recommend us! GoOverseas.com Reviews // GoAbroad.com Reviews
  • Exclusive access to the Greenheart Atlas, our interactive program that will guide you through your cultural immersion experience before, during, and after your program
  • Hands on support and personal attention every step of the way
  • 24/7 emergency phone number to reach a staff member at any time
  • Pre-departure “Culture Shock and Adjustment” Webinar before you leave
  • “Travel For A Change” T-shirt and Thailand Culture Smart! Guide Book
  • Discounts for future Greenheart Travel programs
  • We are a non-profit, mission based organization
  • Continued support throughout your program

We also have some unique offerings to our Greenheart Travel participants and alumni!

  1. Greenheart Grants: Greenheart Grants are funds awarded to Greenheart Travel participants to use for community development projects in their host or home country. A Greenheart Grant is the opportunity to create, improve, or maintain an impactful, community-focused project abroad or at home. Grant funds could be applied to supporting women’s cooperatives, schools, community centers, or health clinics, for example. Grant winners will be featured on our website, social media, and blog. You can see our past winners on our blog here.
  2. Greenheart Alumni Program: We created the Greenheart Travel Alumni Program to provide resources and a community to support alumni in their advancement as global leaders, and a way to celebrate and reward our participants for being ambitious, inspiring catalysts of cultural exchange!
  3. Greenheart Global Leaders Conference: Each August Greenheart offers full ride scholarships to over 40 alumni to attend our annual conference in Washington, DC. Participants even get a chance to advocate for cultural exchange in a presentation to the US Department of State. You can see more about what GGLC is and what you could do at the conference here.


Application Process

Required Documents To Apply:

  • Application (done online)
  • Copy of Passport (scan or photo)
  • Criminal Record Check
    • Greenheart Travel pays for this for US Citizens as part of the online application
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (Academic or Professional)
    • You can submit this via the online system, or have the recommender email the letter to smcdermott@greenheart.org
    • Letters must be dated within the past 12 months and written by a previous or current employer, professor, or teacher (no friends, family, or coworkers)
    • Letters must be written on official letterhead or have the business’ stamp
  • Medical check (you’ll receive the required form via email)

Application Process and Steps

  1. Select the orange APPLY NOW button on this page to fill out the first part of your application. This includes things like your name, address and chosen start date.
  2. Sign our Program Terms and Conditions, which will be emailed to you immediately and can be signed online. These are our basic policies like cancellation policies, deferral policies, etc.
  3. Submit your $300 deposit. A deposit is required in order to interview for the program and is subtracted from your total program fee. We only have the resources to interview serious applicants for this program, which is why we require this deposit ahead of the interview. We wish we could meet everyone, but interviewing takes a lot of time 🙂 If we are unable to accept you following your interview (very unlikely!) we will refund your deposit in full.
  4. Submit more information to us, like your work history, motivations for joining the program, travel history, and emergency contacts.
  5. Submit the required documents (listed above).
  6. Schedule your interview! Once you have submitted your online application and paid your deposit, you will be asked to schedule an interview with a Greenheart Travel representative. This will be done online, via video chat, and we will send you the link to join us at your scheduled time.
  7. You’re accepted! Woohoo! We are usually able to accept people within a few days of their interviews.
  8. After acceptance, you will be asked to submit a $300 Commitment Deposit to secure your spot and start date on the program. This will be due within 14 days of being accepted onto the program. This also goes towards your total program fee as well, and the rest of your balance is due 6 weeks before departure.

The above process can take as little as 1 week to complete, so it’s up to you how quickly you’re able to complete each step.

Schedule a Call

Have questions or want to talk to the program manager, Savannah? Set up a time to have a phone call below.