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Ecuador Quito Cultural Immersion Spanish Lesson + Volunteer
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Ecuador Quito Cultural Immersion Spanish Lesson + Volunteer

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Year(s) Offered

Year Round Email us for more Information

Participation Guidelines

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

Cost in USD per week

895

Program Includes:

Accommodation with a local host family. All meals daily. Airport transfers on arrival and departure. Our local Project Coordinators will provide orientation & city tour with lunch, introduction and placement in a volunteer work project. Half day (4 hours) Spanish language lessons. The project coordinator is available 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise. They can assist in arranging sightseeing excursion before, during or after the volunteer program.

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Experience Required

No.

Qualifications

You should be:
PROACTIVE - Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
PATIENT - Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
FLEXIBLE - Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
CONSIDERATE - Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
RESPECTFUL - Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
FRIENDLY - In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
TOLERANT - The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.

Application Procedures

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Essay