• Ecuador
    • Galapagos
1 - 2 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Host Family
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
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What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 02, 2022
May 28, 2021
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About Program

Projects Abroad offers High School programs for teens between 15-18 years old who are interested in utilizing time off from school to get their hands dirty and help communities, animals and environments in need of support.

The main aim of our High School Special is to provide opportunities for personal development, discovery and challenge. Through safe, professionally organized experiences; students acquire key life skills that will assist them in their future careers whether it is further education, training or employment.

Travel for two weeks to the famed Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador and volunteer on projects focusing on Giant Tortoise and Sea Lion Conservation as well as Early Childhood Development support.

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Program Highlights

  • Participate in a well-organized high school international summer program that makes a real impact on communities
  • Take part in socials that spark new friendships and ensure you have fun
  • Receive 24/7 support from our trained supervisors
  • Explore a new country and culture through organized activities and a weekend trip
  • Exclusive access to the Galapagos National Park. A truly unique opportunity to learn, help and explore

Program Reviews

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  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.5
  • Safety 4.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

One of the most beneficial experiences of my life

I made possibly the first group of proper friends on this trip. I was never a loner, but i would consider every single one of the 20 or so people with me in the Galapagos as part of my family, the vibes we had were immense! Our projects advisor was very open to suggestions and improvements that we had for the Project, which really made you feel a valued part of the team and allows you to have a more lasting impact while you are out there. It was the perfect mix between work and play. The ability to structure our free time as we saw fit and take a week or two off gave us the opportunity to visit a ton of different islands. It allowed me to do meaningful work, broaden my cultural horizons and have a great time.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Nada. I would Just do my best to appreciate it more
50 people found this review helpful.
Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Felix,

Thank you for such a great review! It's amazing to hear that you and your group had such a great connection with each other. We greatly appreciate volunteers who take initiative, pass on new ideas, and strive to have a long-term impact, so thank you for your suggestions and contributions. I will absolutely be passing this message on to the team in the Galapagos Islands. We hope to have you join us again in the future!

Kind regards,

Courttani Manning
Project Expert and Volunteer Alumni

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Yes, I recommend this program

Nature, animals, conservation: what else?

If you like nature and animals, living quietly in their habitat, if you like working with them and the local community, if you like to experience stunning views and lovely food, go to san Cristobal and join this program. I had fun and I learned a lot of new thing. Always feeling safe and supported from the manager and the rangers. With them, you also can meet the local community and get in contact with its lifestyle. It’s really a great experience for solo traveller, couples, under 20 and over 60.

What would you improve about this program?
Basically nothing, I found everything interesting.
53 people found this review helpful.
Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Luisa,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of the Conservation project in Ecuador. Your effort was not only appreciated by us but, by the local community. We look forward to having you on another project or Internship in the near future!

William Puga, Country Director for Ecuador

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