ABOUNDING NATURAL BEAUTY, FROM THE AMAZON RAINFOREST TO THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
Engage in your own unique combination of opportunities while traveling through and settling into Ecuador.
Environment & Nature
Ecuador boasts rich and alluring natural beauty in its rainforests, mountains, and nearby Galapagos islands. It abounds in opportunities to learn about ecology, unique natural species found nowhere else in the world, and the effects that the population and local industries have on the environment. Venture from the cities into the surrounding wildlife with local experts to experience what Ecuador has to offer.
Explore one of the sectors of Ecuador’s economy, engineering. Environmental engineering is of particular importance in the country. Embark on organized visits to local companies for presentations on their current engineering projects, or arrange site visits to see their work in action.
History & Culture
The historical background and cultural makeup of Ecuador is fascinating and expansive. With the guidance of a local historian you can explore the remnants of Spanish colonialism in Quito Old Town, the indigenous communities in Otavalo and other surrounding mountain villages, and everything in between.
Engage with a number of universities in the major cities of Ecuador where students and teachers are able to explore the campus and interact with local Ecuadorian students. Take part in arranged lectures in various academic departments depending on your students’ area of interest.
Service opportunities in Ecuador may include assisting with reforestation efforts in the mountains, volunteering in the neighborhoods of Quito, or engaging in service work at local churches, synagogues, and schools.