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Gap Year in South America

South America is a continent situated in the western hemisphere and, mostly, the southern hemisphere, bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. As part of the Americas like North America, South America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, who was the first European to suggest that the Americas were not the East Indies, but a New World unknown to Europeans.

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From coastal regions to Andean mountains in Ecuador to the beautiful valley of Elqui. MondoChallenge offers host of opportunities in South America.

Latest opportunities in South America

Ski & Snowboard Instructor Courses

GAP YEAR, CAREER START-UP & PROGRESSION SPECIALISTS Live the dream - spend up to a full season living in a ski resort, training with some of the best instructors in the world, every day. Life in a resort couldn't be sweeter, your technique will..

Cost: From £3700

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Teaching English in Chile

The Teaching English in Chile programme is one of our the best and longest running projects. It's particularly popular with volunteers looking to improve/learn Spanish Based in south Chile, Coyhaique is a remote city, a fantastic base to explore..

Cost: From £3315

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Are you looking for a focussed and fun way to fulfill your dream? Do you need a break or Gap Year from school or looking for an exciting career change?  Ski Instructor Academy is the largest winter training provider in Europe and offers..

Cost: From €4,680 Euros (£3,950 GBP ** Subject to Exchange Rates)

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Summer ski instructor course in Argentina

If you can't wait for the winter season to begin in the northern hemisphere, why not spend your summer skiing in Argentina and picking up a qualification along the way? On our 6 week course you will join a group of passionate winter sports..

Cost: £6225

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Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation in the Amazon Jungle

Help protect endangered animal species and the irreplacable biosphere of the Amazon Rainforest! This project aims to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife affected by deforestation and illegal animal trafficking. The animals are rehabilitated with the..

Cost: From 835£

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Become a Medical Volunteer in Peru!

If you are a doctor or nurse, or are interested in studying medicine, the health clinic in the Urubamba Province of Peru needs your help! The clinic tends to about 7,000 people in the surrounding communities, providing basic healthcare and first..

Cost: From 700£

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Become an Assistant Teacher in the Andes!

Help us provide flexible and inclusive learning for children in public schools in the Peruvian Andes!  This project aims to support schools with native English speakers who can increase the quality of the schools' English language education...

Cost: From 700£

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Environmental & Wildlife Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest

Much of the wildlife and plant life in the Amazon Rainforest is threatened by illegal animal poaching and smuggling and illegal deforestation. Volunteer in the jungle of Peru to help aid in the conservation and protection of the victims of these..

Cost: From 925£

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Environmental Management Internship on Colombia's Caribbean Coast

Immerse yourself in South American culture while developing your skills in project management, recycling, education, and environmental protection!  Recycling is still an overlooked subject in rural areas of South America; garbage is often..

Cost: From 965£

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Social Tourism Management Internship in Cusco

During your internship, you will support our internationally-based team from the Cusco HQ. Your work within the management of our social tourism organization will develop career-boosting skills and give you invaluable insight into how social..

Cost: From 745£

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Volunteer & Protect Ocean Wildlife in Ecuador

Help us protect the coast of South America and endangered sea turtles from the devastation of plastic pollution! At NGO Taxi's Surf & Help Camp, you will rescue and rehabilitate injured marine wildlife, bring our amazing ocean reefs back to..

Cost: From 965£

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Volunteer in a Childcare Center in the Amazon Jungle

Make a difference volunteering with children while immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscape of the Amazon jungle! The shelter serves around 20 children and adolescents from different Amazonian communities - often situations of social..

Cost: From 1050£

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Volunteer with Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Experience life in a tropical paradise.  You will be based on the Costa Rican coastline, where you’ll be working to help conserve adult and baby turtles. You will patrol the beach at night time to identify nesting mother turtles and help..

Cost: From £889

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