Global Routes High School Volunteer Program in Ecuador
100% Rating
(4 Reviews)

Global Routes High School Volunteer Program in Ecuador

This is the most immersive and spectacular South American program you will find. The Ecuador and Galapagos volunteer trip begins in Quito followed by an exploration of the Andean peaks, and the high altitude mountain town of Otavalo. After the first 6 days of in-country orientation, participants engage in community service and cultural exchange in the western lowlands in the most friendly and welcoming community you can imagine.

You and a friend will stay with a local host family to give you the full immersion experience of living abroad. Volunteers practice their Spanish by working and playing with the members of their host community.

You celebrate all you've accomplished during the final travel in the glorious Galapagos Islands. This awe-inspiring center of bio-diversity is heavenly. From snorkeling with turtles and sea lions to witnessing the blue-footed booby! Join us!

Highlights
  • Galapagos
  • Community Service
  • Spanish
  • Homestay
  • Trekking in Andes Mountains
Locations
South America » Ecuador » Quito
South America » Ecuador » Galapagos
Length
1-3 Months
Timeframe
Summer
Accommodation
Host Family
Hotel
Lodge
Inclusions
Accommodation
Activities
Airport Transfers
Meals
Transportation
Exclusions
Airfare
Travel Insurance
Language
English
Age Max
18
Application Fee
$0.00
Deposit
$600.00
Starting Price
$6,595.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Tuition includes all costs with the exception of flights, travel insurance, and souvenier money.
Other Locations
Otavalo, San Luis de Pambil

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Growth
    93%
  • Support
    93%
  • Fun
    93%
  • Housing
    93%
  • Safety
    93%

Program Reviews (4)

Default avatar
Hilary
Female
23 years old
Freeport, ME
Middlebury College

Amazing experience, opportunity for personal growth

10/10

My Global Routes trip to Ecuador had a very big impact on me. Not only did the trip help me improve my Spanish and provide a great cultural exchange & community service experience, but it also gave me more confidence and independence. I went on the program the summer before I went to college, and the confidence I gained on my Global Routes trip helped me a lot during that transition. Part of the reason why my trip was so successful was that my leaders were awesome. They were fun, supportive, and led great group discussions and activities. I still think back to my trip with fond memories-- it was a very positive and formative experience. I would absolutely recommend the program!

Default avatar
Julia
Female
20 years old
Mountain Lakes, NJ
Brown University

Amazing experience, so grateful!

10/10

I would definitely recommend Global Routes to anyone looking to go abroad for the summer. Before I went, I looked into a TON of programs, and decided that Global Routes was the best option, and I'm happy to say that it exceeded my expectations. My homestay family was kind, warm, welcoming, and accommodating, my leaders were fantastic, and the places we visited were amazing. The program enabled me to have an authentic experience while feeling very safe and supported. I have wanted to go back to Ecuador since the day I got home. Global Routes definitely knows what they are doing!

Default avatar
Amelia
Female
19 years old
Providence, Rhode Island

Life Changing

10/10

I had the time of my life in Ecuador. I talk about my trip every single day and think about it constantly. I still see my friends that I made there and they are some of my closest friends. It was life changing and I will never forget the experience I had during my four weeks. I wish I could go back every day.

Default avatar
Cuycuy
Male
19 years old
San Francisco
Other

Best Decision of My Life

10/10

I would totally recommend Global Routes to a friend because the experience abroad is life changing. I am so glad that I made the bold move to go to Ecuador. I experienced things that I have never experienced before and probably will not experience them again, such as eating guinea pig and teaching english in the local school. Our days started off in the field, where we constructed bleachers and a bathroom at the communal soccer field. Some of us would then help at the school or help out at home, allowing us all to have different experiences. This trip to Ecuador honestly changed the way I view the world, and I am very thankful for that.

About The Provider

Thumbnail

Be more than a traveler with Global Routes.

Global Routes seeks to foster personal development in our students through cross-cultural experiences that encourage them to step outside of their boundaries and open their hearts and minds to new and diverse people, cultures and ideas. Service

Read more...