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FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE: We offer between 10-50% financial aid based on need. Please submit our financial aid application if interested.
Contained within the borders of one small country are the headwaters of the Amazon, the snow-capped volcanoes of the Andes, and Darwin’s Galapagos Islands. Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world! It has a remarkable variety of habitats and is as rich culturally as it is
Experience Otavalo, an Andean mountain village famous for its volcanic crater lake and artisan markets. Become an integral part of your rural Ecuadorian home, harvesting fresh bananas and cacao or playing soccer with your siblings. Improve your Spanish as you work side by side with locals on the construction of a school or participate in another community-led volunteer project.
- OUR MODEL: Our hallmark model includes meaningful community service, cross-cultural exchange, and living and volunteering in rural homestay communities.
- COMMUNITY SERVICE: Students receive a certificate for 50 to 80 community service hours.
- LEARNING GOALS: Spanish, construction, leadership, outdoor skills
- GROUP SIZE: 9-18 students; 2 U.S. leaders; 2 Ecuadorian Staff