Program Details

This program is ideal for those who want to expand their experience in teaching in community schools while enjoying the company of the locals and the culture. Volunteers will stay in a dormitory housing with running water and electricity. On time off, vol
Location:
Tena, Ecuador
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Education, Hospitality, Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:
Volunteer with EcuaExplora and be part of the Foundations' theme, "Sustainability through Education" come to life! Located three hours by moto-canoe down the Napo River from the Amazon outpost of Coca, the biodiverse jungle surroundings and innovative business approach of this Ecolodge are a living laboratory for individuals or faculty-led group who wish to immerse in and contribute to the study and actualization of sustainable development, social enterprise, ecotourism, tropical biology, and relevant indigenous education, among other project areas. EcuaExplora is one of the leading volunteer organizations within Ecuador. We provide experienced staff to help you prepare for your trip and make the best out of your time abroad! We love to help our participants immerse themselves in the Ecuadorian culture and explore this fascinating country!

This program is ideal for those who want to expand their experience in teaching in community schools while enjoying the company of the locals and the culture. Volunteers will stay in a dormitory housing with running water and electricity. On time off, volunteers can be part of activities and excursions, such as shamanic treatments or jungle explorations. Increase your Spanish skills while working at the organization.

Airport pick up/drop off, orientation (includes city tour and lunch ), 2 days in hostel on arrival (no meals), homestay accommodation in Quito with 2 meals per day, 1 weekly activity, support 24 hours. Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit. Not included: Lunch, Dinner for the 1st 2 days Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day
Setting Description:
Educators, activists, environmentalists, and English speakers are always welcome to help teach in any of the Rural Technical Schools’ six productive areas: inspire youth to create masterpieces made of trash in the Recycling tract, develop your inner Doctor Doolittle as you help breed the Animal Husbandry program (from snails to swine!), help locate fair trade partners for the young artisans in the Micro-Enterprise sector, sow the seeds of change in the School’s vast organic gardens that give Sustainable Agriculture a good name, teach English to students who are working at the Lodge as Eco-Tourism interns, or help reforest the long exploited Amazon to breathe life back into the “Lungs of the World.”
Cost:
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