Service Learning Program – Serving and Learning in Ecuador
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Service Learning Program – Serving and Learning in Ecuador


Ecuador: Ambato, Guayaquil, Ibarra and 6 other cities


  • Agriculture
  • Aids
  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conservation
  • Dental
  • Disability Issues
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Legal Aide
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Microfinance
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Farming
  • Orphans
  • Recreation
  • Senior Citizens
  • Small Business Development
  • Sports
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting
  • Veterinary Science

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, Summer, Alternative Spring Break

Year(s) Offered

Year Round

Age Requirement

Age Requirement Varies

Participation Guidelines

American, European, Canadian, British, Irish, Australian and Asian Participants.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

- Pre-trip information
- Orientation
- Airport reception
- Placement
- Accommodation and meals
- In-country support

Not included:
- Round-trip airfare to and from Ecuador
- Visa expenses
- Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Activities

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Language Skills Required

  • Spanish

Experience Required



- Our programs are open and available for high school students, college and university students, recent graduates, professionals, career breakers, gappers, year out, groups, retirees and veterans. People from all over the world can participate in our programs regardless of their nationality, religion, race or language.

- It is important to remind that Spanish is the native language in Ecuador and you will be working in a Spanish speaking environment and, therefore, Spanish is necessary for the programs. If you are an absolute beginner or you desire to improve and expand your acquired knowledges of the language, ELEP offers you intensives Spanish course.

- Requirements differ with each ELEP's program. However, the most basic and important requirements are: to be sociable, open mindedness, flexibility, dynamic, organized, eager to learn and share, good knowledge of Spanish, 18 years old up to (children under 18 need the consent of a legal guardian and children under 15 are accompanied by an adult), etc.

Application Procedures

  • Resume
  • Written Application