Program Details

AIDE Abroad’s volunteer abroad program in Ecuador provides opportunities to explore the fields of ecotourism, conservation, and social development. On the Galapagos Islands you can work towards saving giant tortoises or teach English, and in Quito you ca
Location:
Cuenca, Ecuador; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Ibarra, Ecuador; Tena, Ecuador; Puyo, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months
Language:
Spanish

Program Overview

Program Description:
While volunteering in Ecuador, you can explore the natural beauty and rich history for which this South American country is known. Whether your interest is visiting the Amazon, exploring colonial towns, or relaxing on the beach, you will be able to combine some or all of these with your volunteer abroad program. AIDE Abroad works with a variety of projects in Ecuador, and we will work with you to place you in a project that will benefit both you and the local community.

AIDE Abroad’s volunteer abroad program in Ecuador provides opportunities to explore the fields of ecotourism, conservation, and social development. On the Galapagos Islands you can work towards saving giant tortoises or teach English, and in Quito you can empower women by educating them about their rights. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Ecuadoran culture, which varies between the markedly different regions of the coast, mountains, and tropics. We offer placements throughout the country, where participants will have the opportunity to both explore nature and live with an Ecuadoran host family.

AIDE Abroad Volunteer Abroad Services: • Guaranteed placement prior to departure for Ecuador • Detailed placement offer (including duties, responsibilities, and other relevant information) • Accommodation with a host family and meals • Pre-departure orientation and detailed handbook • Visa assistance (if needed) • Travel Medical Insurance • Airport pickup and transfer to accommodation • Arrival orientation • Full-time local representative in Ecuador • 24/7 personal support and emergency number • Certificate of completion (upon request) • Assistance receiving service learning hours (check with your university advisor for requirements) • Language class placement (class prices not included in program fee)
Setting Description:
AIDE Abroad believes that international service learning develops intercultural competence, as well as tolerance and understanding of circumstances and societies that are different from our own. Our aim is to build a worldwide community of global citizens who will be part of an ongoing intercultural conversation. Welcome aboard, and we hope that you enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Acceptance to our volunteer abroad program may be dependent upon age and Spanish language ability. We offer in-country Spanish courses for those who would like to improve their Spanish before starting their volunteer program.

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