• Ecuador
    • Quito
4 to 24 weeks
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Includes: Airport pick-up, orientation, 2 weeks of private Spanish classes, contracted internship, your own room with a family, 2 meals per day, some activities, and 24/7 access to your local on-site Director of Programs
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Oct 25, 2023
Aug 10, 2021
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About Program

You requested it and we have built it! Our most economical program so far: Intern in Quito with Adelante (or in Ambato for our Medical candidates). We have internships in these hand-selected fields: law, marketing, healthcare/medical, psychology, social work, teaching, veterinary, equine veterinary internships and working with children. Plus, we will be adding more!

Have you read about Quito lately? It's the second-highest city in the world located in the Andes. It is up-and-coming, safe and crazy easy on your wallet. The people are hardworking, straightforward and actually really nice.

We pick you up at the airport upon arrival, take you to your own room in a local's home, do an extensive orientation and then you start private one-on-one Spanish classes + activities for two weeks. On the third Monday, you begin your contracted internship placement. Your local family will cook meals and our local Director will help you learn the amazing public transportation system.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At Adelante Abroad, we take pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive community for aspiring students seeking international internships and study abroad experiences. We are committed to providing equality and opportunity, as we firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their background, deserves the chance to embark on a transformative journey. Through our specialized biopic program, we actively encourage and support students from all walks of life to participate without discrimination. We understand the importance of nurturing emerging talents, and our program stands as a testament to our dedication to providing an enriching, empowering, and unbiased platform for students to thrive and make their mark on the global stage.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At Adelante Abroad, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for all students, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+. We wholeheartedly encourage and support LGBTQIA+ students to participate without fear of discrimination. We recognize the unique challenges that LGBTQIA+ individuals may face, and we are determined to provide a safe and empowering environment for them to embark on their international internship and study abroad journeys. With a focus on celebrating individuality and fostering growth, our program stands as a beacon of acceptance, ensuring that all students can thrive, learn, and contribute meaningfully to the global community.

Accessibility Support

Adelante Abroad is committed to offering comprehensive accessibility support for participants with physical disabilities and/or chroni conditions. While our foremost goal is to provide optimal conditions for all participants, there may be instances where certain program country locations pose challenges to full accessibility. Despite these limitations, we continually strive to ensure that all individuals can benefit from our programs to the best of our abilities.



At Adelante Abroad, we are driven by a vision of sustainability that goes beyond mere neutrality. Our commitment is to create programs and business practices that generate a net positive impact on the world. By striving to tip the scales towards positive outcomes, we seek to ensure that any potential negative effects are outweighed by the overall benefit we bring to the individuals, communities, and environments we engage with, aligning our efforts to leave a lasting, positive legacy.

Ethical Impact

At Adelante Abroad, our ethical impact programming is thoughtfully designed to harmonize student experiences with the well-being of our host communities and the environment. We meticulously assess the social and environmental implications of our programs, ensuring a balanced approach that maximizes positive outcomes for both our students and the communities they engage with. By fostering meaningful connections, minimizing environmental footprints, and prioritizing sustainable practices, we aim to create lasting benefits for host communities, safeguard our planet's resources, and preserve the integrity of the experiences we offer for generations to come.

Program Highlights

  • Flexibility: Our programs start the 1st Monday of every month with year round start dates. Choose to intern anywhere from 1-6 months.
  • Centralized Housing: You'll have your own private room in a home stay close to shopping, public transportation, and nightlife. MEALS INCLUDED!
  • Tailored Internship: Contracted, customized internship abroad within your sector using only screened companies.
  • Local Staff: Our local Program Director is available 24/7 for emergency support.
  • Economical Pricing: We are budget friendly! With some research you will find that our prices can't be beat!

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Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

The Ultimate Experience

During Summer of 2021, I lived in Quito for two months as a veterinary intern. As the title suggests, it was the ULTIMATE experience. Because of Adelante, I can confidently say that I have grown not only as a person, but also as a professional. Throughout the duration of my stay, I learned skills and gained knowledge that I would have never had the opportunity to obtain in the states. Come time to return to the U.S., I didn't want to leave. The people. The scenery. The FOOD. Everything was a dream and I didn't want to wake up (I know. It's corny... but it's true.) To anyone looking for an international internship- I can't recommend Adelante highly enough.

Pro Tips:
1) Ecuador is cold during U.S. summer months... bring a jacket. It also rains. A lot. Bring an umbrella.
2)Your Spanish doesn't have to be perfect, as people are typically patient, but be prepared. Little to no one speaks English.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment happened when my roommate and I traveled to Baños. We were walking toward one of these beautiful waterfalls when we came upon some other tourists. They were enjoying the view. In an attempt to respect their peace, I tried to step off the trail and walk around them. However, my valiant effort turned into a clumsy disaster. I fell- not once- but FOUR times, and not in the graceful "Pardon, I must have lost my footing" kind of way, but in the "My entire body hit the ground and I'm now covered in mud" kind of way. Needless to say, my roommate and I laughed about the incident for days to come.
59 people found this review helpful.
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The Ultimate Experience

There's really no way I could fully articulate my experience in Ecuador. Interning in this stunning South American country was... life-changing (I know- cliché- but it's true).

For two months, I had the absolute privilege of interning at a 24-hour emergency veterinary clinic. There, I learned skills and clinical information that I would have never gained in the states. When I wasn't working, I was cooking with my host family or exploring the local landscapes.

Come time to leave... I just didn't want to.

What was your funniest moment?
There was never really a dull moment in Ecuador. However- if I had to pick one- my funniest moment happened during a trip to Baños, Ecuador.
Long story short- my roommate and I were hiking a trail to a waterfall. Along the trail we came across two other travelers who had stopped to take pictures. In an attempt to not ruin their photo op, I tried to walk around them. Albeit a noble attempt, I managed to fall- not once- but FOUR times in front of these other travelers. Within a span of just seconds, I was absolutely covered in mud... my roommate and I laughed about this for DAYS.
70 people found this review helpful.
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Exploring Ecuador: 2 Month Internship

Working for a civil engineering and architecture firm in Ecuador was the best way I could have spend the summer before my senior year of college. The program staff did a great job of preparing me for what my experience was going to be like abroad. My time in Ecuador stated with two weeks of one-on-one Spanish classes which dramatically improved my ability to speak the language. I lived with an Ecuadorian family which also helped improved my Spanish skills. My host mom cooked incredible traditional food and informed me on the best places to visit throughout my time. During my internship, I learned specific vocabulary necessary for working in a construction field, learned the differences between construction and engineering requirements in Ecuador and in the States, and learned how to communicate professionally in Spanish. I spent all of my weekends exploring different cities and places in Ecuador and learning more about their culture. These two months were an incredible experience and I cannot wait to return to Latin America.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
One of the traditional Ecuadorian foods is cuy, or guinea pig. I was very hesitant to try it, since guinea pigs are pets in the United States. My host mom took us to her friends house where the grandmother, father, and uncle prepared us roasted cuy in a potato soup. While it was a little unnerving to see a small hand while eating a meal, the cuy was delicious and one of my favorite things I tried here in Ecuador.
62 people found this review helpful.
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2 Month Ecuador Internship

My 2 months in Ecuador was an incredible experience! I lived in Quito with an Ecuadorian family and completed 2 weeks of Spanish Language classes before beginning a 6 week placement at a veterinary clinic. Not only did I gain incredible skills and knowledge from my work placement that I can apply towards veterinary school in Canada, I was also able to travel around Ecuador and get to know its culture and people. My main goal out of this experience was to learn to speak another language. I came to Ecuador with some basic Spanish, but being immersed in it every day ,both at home with my host family and at work, allowed me to accomplish this goal. I met so many amazing people during my time in Ecuador and I am so thankful for this amazing experience!

61 people found this review helpful.
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Adelante Abroad: Ecuador

I chose this program due to its affordability and because I only had to be at an intermediate level of Spanish before starting my internship. I got so much more out of this program than I expected! The first two weeks, I took Spanish lessons in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. My teachers were friendly and inviting, and my host was always eager to show me around the city and provide me with recommendations for things to do. As a vegetarian, I was extremely happy with how accommodating my hosts and program directors were. I made two new friends one week into the program, and we had a wonderful time exploring the city. Our teachers took us on excursions once a week to see more of Quito and to practice our Spanish. My internship focus (medicine) took me to Ambato during the third week of the program. Working and living with people who speak Spanish and are eager to help their volunteers learn added exponentially to my ability to speak the language. The people who live here are extremely friendly. My work assignment was very flexible, and allowed me to travel on the weekends and take the occasional day off to extend my weekend excursions. I would highly recommend this program to others. For my first time traveling to another continent, I was very comfortable here. The staff of Adelante Abroad was always there to support me and answer my questions.

66 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Quito, Ecuador

I signed up for the trip after researching a variety of different programs. I found that Adelante Abroad was the most financially economical and offered the volunteer opportunity I was most interested. I arrived in Ecuador knowing no one else on the trip, and pretty unfamiliar with the country. On Day 1 I quickly felt the support of the Program director based in Quito, met other interns and quickly became acclimated. We developed a cohort of interns, friends and support systems. Quito is full of volunteers and interns from all over the world that I was able to meet, become acquainted with, and share stories. The internship itself was an amazing eye opening experience. In combination with living with a host family, I felt the full immersion of Ecuadorian culture. I became more proficient in Spanish, which is beneficial to my career path. My internship was an excellent resume enhancement and became a great talking point for interviews. I gained a sense of independence and knowledge I could not have gained otherwise. I fell inu love with the beauty and simplicity in traveling and I cannot wait to return to visit.

75 people found this review helpful.
Response from Adelante Abroad

Thank you for the review, Keesha! We loved having you as a candidate and we're glad you had a positive experience!

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Go to Quito!

Spending part of my summer in Quito was an amazing opportunity. While there were rough moments/challenges, I gained so much. I knew minimal Spanish when I arrived, and was able to learn the language very quickly with my classes. I also gained a huge amount of academic/professional experience. If you're looking to travel, gain a lot of hands on career practice, and overall life experience, this is a great program.

What would you improve about this program?
As the Quito base continues to grow, and they have more experience, they will have a chance to fix plenty of the problems. Just takes time.
80 people found this review helpful.
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2-month internship in Quito

This program was a great experience for me. I enjoyed the independence that was allotted to me, while I also felt that I had all the resources I needed to be comfortable and safe. Ecuador is a great place to meet many people from all over the world and travel on a budget. I lived with a warm and welcoming family that took great care of me. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to have real work experience abroad, with the comforts and resources of a traditional study abroad program.

76 people found this review helpful.

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