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Earn up to $5000 per year in scholarship funding from Carpe Diem Education. Through our partnership with Portland State University, students are eligible for FAFSA Federal Financial Aid, and can complete up to 18 quarter credits during their semester.
Trek to the sprawling Incan ruins at Machu Picchu and try your hand at bartering in the indigenous markets of Otavalo. Discover traditional music, hike near the surrounding lakes and waterfalls, and visit the traditional market in Peguche. Spend time in Peru's Sacred Valley studying yoga, meditation, and ayurveda from local teachers.
Live with local families, experience traditional, rural Ecuadorian life, and learn about the political issues affecting communities in the cloud forest community of Morochos.
Learn about natural building, sustainable agriculture, and organic coffee farming in small communities on the Ecuadorian coast. Participate in Spanish classes and help in the local schools of Baños with arts and English teaching.
Through small groups of no more than 12 students, you will experiment with leadership roles, self-awareness, and purpose.
- Small Group / One-on-One Spanish
- Trek to Machu Picchu
- Volunteer and learn about sustainable agriculture and biodiversity in the Amazon
- Live with Indigenous Homestays
- Study the Impacts of Globalization through Service Learning
Spend your summer in Ecuador with 11 other students and two experienced Overseas Educators! Immerse yourself in diverse cultures and awe-inspiring landscapes, as you dive into a summer exploring Spanish and conservation. Program highlights include: living on a family farm, helping with the banana harvest, sorting, and packing, while also taking opportunities to swim, hike, cook, and play. Study Spanish with local teachers in Baños, go whitewater rafting and more!