Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, San Cristobal
1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month, Summer, Alternative Spring Break
Throughout the year
Projects run throughout the year, you pick when you go!
Varies by project, please see the individual project descriptions on the UBELONG website.
- Animal Sciences
- Environmental Studies
- Marine Science
- Parks & Recreation
- Sustainable Development
Cost in US$:
Program fees from only USD415 for 1 week!
- Registration fees
- In-country orientation/Training
- In-country staff support
- Pre-departure orientation/Training
- Written materials abroad
- Written materials pre-departure
Program Fees Include:
UBELONG is a social organization. Our fees are the most affordable in the world if you want to make a real impact, join an incredibly tight-knit community of international volunteers and have the finest team of professionals supporting you throughout your experience. Some of what the UBELONG fees include:
**World-class 24/7 support from our in-country and Washington, DC based teams.
**Clean, comfortable and safe housing.
**Delicious meals every day.
**Access to humanitarian projects where you will be mentored and empowered to make a real impact.
**Conveniences like airport pickup and access to discounted flights and insurance.
**Friendship with the many other volunteers who you will be living and serving with.
**Telling the world you joined a program with UBELONG, a name known by universities and employers across the world as the gold standard of international volunteering.
- Animal Welfare
- Biological Research
- Building & Construction Projects
- Childcare & Children
- Community Centers
- Community Development
- Disability Issues
- Health Care
- Public Health
- Small Business Development
- Street Children
- Trail Building
- Tree Planting
- Veterinary Science
- Volunteer Management
- Water Projects
- Youth Development
- Youth Ministry
UBELONG Volunteers have the well-deserved reputation of being some of the finest international volunteers in the world. From students at top universities to professionals at prestigious organizations to backpackers and retirees traveling for months, UBELONG Volunteers come from all backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities. Join the finest volunteers in the world today!
18 & up
This Program is open to
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Typical Living Arrangements
- Guest House
Independently or in Groups
Typically Participants Work
Independently or in Groups of Up to 100
Scholarships are Available
UBELONG Campus Leaders recruit a team of eight or more of their classmates and, with their UBELONG Mentor's continual support, organize a trip to volunteer on a UBELONG project. As a reward for their leadership, UBELONG Campus Leaders do not pay the UBELONG reservation fee.
UBELONG Campus Leaders come from schools throughout the world, including Cornell, Rice, Yale, Indiana University and La Sorbonne.
Application Process Involves
- Online Application
- In-Person Interview when Feasible
Typically The Application Process Time is
Post Services Include
- Alumni Network
- Exit Debriefing Abroad
- Job and Internship Network
- Re-Entry Debriefing at Home