High in the Andes mountains, immerse yourself in the life of rural Ecuador. During your time in community, you might learn to harvest potatoes alongside your host dad or help your host sister milk the family's cows. Throughout the summer, work with local students to grow their microenterprise, earning 215 service hours. You'll have the opportunity to travel with your community counterparts and AMIGOS partners to entrepreneurship workshops, build your business savvy, and develop a sustainable microenterprise. Work together on your business pitch and plan a project budget, then defend your business in a competition to win extra funding!
- Work alongside local youth to develop a microenterprise
- Live like a local with your host family in the Andean highlands
- Improve your Spanish through cultural immersion - and learn some Kichwa!
- Lead daily activities for people in your community