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Sexual Health as a Human Right: Ecuador's Unique Model

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


Throughout the year


Throughout the year.


This program is open to participants who are 20 or over at the time of participation. We accept students of all nationalities with interest in international health and relevant educational background. Participants may be any of the following:

* Medical Residents, MD & DO
* Medical Students, MD & DO 1-2
* Medical Students, MD & DO 3-4
* Senior level Pre-Medical Students
* Post-bacc pre-medical students
* Gap year pre-medical students
* Graduate nursing students
* Nursing Students
* MPH Students
* Physicians Assistants Students
* Naturopathic students

If you do not fit into one of these categories, please contact us to see if you would be eligible to apply.

Intern Types

  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Spanish


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Approx. USD 2,500 for 4 weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

What's included?

*Pre-departure and on-site orientation materials and guidance
*Two meals and a private room with a homestay family for the program's duration (Saturday  Saturday).
*The local coordinators will charge you for additional nights outside the program dates.
*International Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation Insurance
*Airport pick up on arrival
*Thirty-five hours of Spanish classes. Additional language training beyond 35 hours: $6/hour
*All preceptor and coordinator fees
*Scheduled meetings with coordinator and Director
*A limited number of extra activities such as salsa classes, cooking classes organized at the language
school etc.

What's not included?

*Airfare to Quito, Ecuador
*Airport Drop-off
*Passport or visa fees
*Local transportation to and from clinic sites
*Other expenses of a personal nature like weekend and after-hour activities. This includes but is not
limited to local transportation, tourist trips in and around Quito, and any personal expenses incurred.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Community Centers
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Public Health

Age Range

20 and over

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network