YFU High School Study Abroad Program in Ecuador

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Study at a local school in Ecuador and choose your academic speciality. Not only will you meet and befriend local students, but you will take your Spanish to the next level. Stay with a host family who will introduce you to Ecuadorean culture and provide emotional support. You'll also have the opportunity to explore Ecuador's lush rain forests and marvelous cities. Students also have the chance to do volunteer and service work during their stay to engage even further with their Ecuadorean community. Students may also travel to Ecuador for the university program, social work, or for a volunteer program.

Students may also choose the YFU Discover Ecuador summer program. For six weeks, students live with a host family to get a real feel for the culture while taking a trip to visit the rain forest. Day trips to places like the colonial section of Quito, the colorful indigenous market at Otavalo and the equator line are included in the Discover Ecuador program.

  • Participate in one of many optional excursions to the jungle, beaches, volcanoes, or the Galapagos Islands
  • Study at an Ecuadorian university with YFU's University Program to Ecuador
  • Spend your time volunteering in Ecuador with a special YFU volunteer program

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