Program Details

- Interactive with local families - Learn about their culture - Work alongside communities
Location:
Guayaquil, Ecuador; Otavalo, Ecuador; Tena, Ecuador; Puyo, Ecuador; Santa Elena, Ecuador
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
In Ecuador, over 50% of the population lives below the poverty line. There are families that do not have basic amenities such as running water, electricity, health resources or decent schools. To complicate matters, the previous Ecuadorian government did not provide much in the way of funding to improve public welfare. Situations like this provide little economic opportunity. In both urban and rural Ecuador, much work needs to be done to strengthen the community structure. In particular, education regarding proper nutrition, diet and hygiene is needed. In rural areas, efficient and effective farming techniques need to be brought forth. Volunteers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in all family activities as they work to share their knowledge and experience with some of the poorest communities in Ecuador.

- Interactive with local families - Learn about their culture - Work alongside communities

Integrate in local community from 1 to 12 weeks break.
Setting Description:
Helping day to day tasks. Students can work in a school as teaching English or day care centre as assisting the teachers in daily activities with children including playing with them. Families are located in small villages. Our community programs are located on the Coast, Cloud Forest, Amazon, Andes or Galapagos.
Cost:
US$ 325 one week US$ 425 two weeks US$ 525 three weeks US$ 625 four weeks Includes: pick up airport, a night with a host family Quito including dinner and breakfast before you going to the project, transfer from host family Quito to bus station, support and orientation during volunteer.

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