Gap Year in South America

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Gap Year Abroad with Projects Abroad

Take a break before college and find your passion by volunteering with Projects Abroad. Gap years allow you to invest some time to gain an international perspective and develop new skills, while making a tangible contribution to communities in need. Projects Abroad has been arranging gap year programs since 1992. You can join a worthwhile volunteer program or internship from a few weeks ...

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Gap Year Adventures with Love Volunteers

Whether you want to support vulnerable communities in developing countries, help conserve the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, or protect animals in the Amazon, Love Volunteers has a program for you. With over 200 projects in 40 countries there's something for everyone! For over 7 years Love Volunteers has provided safe, affordable and ethical volunteering and gap year projects. Join a progr...

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API Gap Year - Community Service Programs in Ecuador

Join API for an exciting and immersive international gap experience in Quito, Ecuador! Take a Spanish language and conversation while you're contributing to the local community through service projects. Empower local youth through special projects and immerse into the Ecuadorian culture through cultural activities. Participants can contribute to the local community through service projects s...

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Cross-Continental Gap Year with Global QUEST

Did you know that 96% of gap year participants reported personal development, as well as increased self-confidence and maturity? This makes your “free” year before college or university more than several months of traveling, but also a period of growth and bold decisions. If you’re interested in joining a gap year program, sign up for our Cross-Continental Gap Program at Global QUEST. Throug...

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Gap Year Travel with Oyster Worldwide

Interested in taking a gap year? Do it with an organization well regarded for its responsible travel and gap year travel opportunities - Oyster Worldwide. Whether you are taking a break before pursuing higher education or taking time off from university, we have the perfect opportunity for you! All of our programs and projects across 6 continents are open all year round. Sign up for a progra...

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Gap Year in Ecuador and Peru - Carpe Diem Education

Trek to the sprawling Incan ruins at Machu Picchu. Submerge yourself in the natural mineral hot springs of Baños de Agua Santa. Try your hand at bartering in the indigenous markets of Otavalo—your conversational Spanish skills may reward you with a unique Ecuadorian craft. See why people from the far corners of the earth flock to experience the misty mountain terrain—and uncover the best-kept s...

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Spanish Immersion Gap Year with Cross-Cultural Solutions

Soak up the Latin American culture and learn the Spanish language. Our Spanish Immersion Gap Year is specifically designed for a full language experience, all while making a real impact. Each country promises to astound you with it's ecological diversity, off-the-beaten-path destinations, rugged coastlines, bustling markets, and delicious food! For two decades, CCS volunteers have traveled a...

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Gap Semester in South America (Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru)

Learn firsthand about the cultures of South America on an immersive 12-week experiential learning semester with Youth International. You will spend time in several different communities in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, living with families and contributing to ongoing volunteer projects, as well as taking part in a wide variety of cultural workshops and activities. You will also have time to e...

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Volunteer in Ecuador

YFU cultural exchange volunteer programs provide the ultimate reality check to a worldview based on stereotypes. YFU helps young adults make a difference and make the world their home. Through YFU cultural exchange we help them to appreciate differences and embrace similarities. YFU volunteers in Ecuador have the opportunity to give back to their host communities, all while being immersed i...

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Experience the Galapagos Islands - 3 Weeks Year Round

The Galapagos Islands were declared Natural Patrimony of the Humanity in 1979 by the UNESCO. This award allowed local Organizations to establish programs that contribute to the conservation of the Archipelago. It gives the opportunity to see the Galapagos Islands not just as tourists but to get involved in daily activities to preserve the local flora and fauna and meet local families who are li...

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World's #1 Affordable Volunteer Programs. Trusted By 80,000+

IVHQ is the world's most trusted and affordable volunteer abroad organization with the largest range of top-rated programs, available in 40+ destinations year-round! We place over 18,000 volunteers abroad annually and have over 10 years experience in providing safe, impactful and affordable volunteer abroad programs. With program fees starting from just USD 10 per day and the best safety re...

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South America Semester: Andes & Amazon

The Central Andes is a region full of superlatives, existing at extremes. From sparkling glaciers to lush tropical forests, this Gap Year program takes you through a dizzying tapestry of landscapes and cultures, exploring the links between land and people, past and present. The ancient Land of the Incas encompasses a fascinating blend of history and vibrant cultures, placed in a modern context ...

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Country Jumper Spanish—Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

In three of the world's most beautiful countries—Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru—Maximo Nivel offers its unique Native Spanish Program. Join our "Country Jumper" program and begin your Spanish studies in one of our countries and then jump to another and another. Experience different aspects of each country's culture and Spanish dialect. Our Native Spanish Program, curriculum, and materials a...

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Spanish Immersion in Peru

Second-language proficiency is more important than ever, but not just for the obvious benefit of communication. It also opens doors to new ways of thinking about the world that may be more readily expressed in the target language. Spanish remains an obvious choice for U.S. citizens for its wide utility in the States, and as travel to neighboring Latin American countries increases. With arriv...

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Seamester: Transpacific, Caribbean to Tahiti - 90 days

Seamester offers unique educational voyages where students learn some of the most important lessons beyond academics: teamwork, hard work, and personal responsibility. For more than 40 years, we have consistently delivered outstanding educational experiences for students. We design our programs to provide engaging learning experiences with real outcomes in ways that are impossible to replicate ...