Trek to the sprawling Incan ruins at Machu Picchu. Try your hand at bartering in the indigenous markets of Otavalo. See why people from the far corners of the earth flock to experience the misty mountain terrain—and uncover the best-kept secrets—of Ecuador and Peru.
Experiential Education: Discover traditional music, hike near the surrounding lakes and waterfalls, and visit the traditional market in Peguche. Study with a Peruvian yogi and learn about meditation, vedic astrology, and ayurveda.
Community: Live with local families, experience traditional, rural Ecuadorian life, and learn about the political issues affecting communities in the cloud forest community of Pucara.
Intercultural Education: Learn about natural building, sustainable agriculture, and organic banana 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.
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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 to complete up to 18 quarter credits during their semester program.