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South America is one of the best destinations to work abroad, with amazing sites and culture. Work exchange in South America can be your chance to develop new skills, like learning spanish! Besides, each country is special in its own way. You can go deep into the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Ecuador or Peru. Go to Argentina to hike in Patagonia or admire amazing wildlife in the Galapagos Islands. Work in a hostel in South America and save money while you meet the world!
In general, a tourist visa is enough for a work exchange program in South America. Each country has its own requirements, but most South-american countries are pretty open to foreigners. For example in Peru, Europeans and North-americans can stay up to 183 days with a tourist visa! In Brazil, Americans can apply for the new e-visa, making it easier to get to the country without having to apply in person at an embassy.
You don’t have to pick only one country to work in exchange for housing in South America! At Worldpackers you will find hostels, camping sites, NGOs and much more in several countries of this continent. Use your skills to exchange work for accomodation in South America. You can start by making a profile. Once you provide info about your skills and travel goals, find a host that suits you and make your trip happen by becoming a member of the Worldpackers community.
As a member, you can contact as many hosts and travel safely as many times as you want.
Choose your plan to travel with Worldpackers as many times as you like.
Complete your profile, watch the video lessons in the Academy, and earn certificates to stand out to hosts.
Apply to as many positions as you like, and get in contact with hosts.
If a host thinks you’re a good fit for their position, they’ll pre-approve you.
Get your documents and tickets ready for your volunteer trip.
Confirm your trip to enjoy all of the safety of Worldpackers and become an Explorer.
Have a transformative experience and make a positive impact on the world.
If anything doesn’t go as planned with a host, count on WP Insurance and our support team!
After your exchange, leave and receive reviews and become an Expert.
Volunteer with other hosts, get more reviews, and participate in the WP Programs.