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Volunteer in Schools throughout Ecuador
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Volunteer in Schools throughout Ecuador

Locations

Ecuador: Ambato, Manta, Mindo and 7 other cities

Causes

  • Computer Training
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Tutor

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Year(s) Offered

Ongoing

Participation Guidelines

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

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

Pre-departure Support
* ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers and interns to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup
* Volunteers are met at the airport in Quito and provided with transportation to their host family.

In-country Orientation
* Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Ecuador, city tours, help with transportation, and optional Spanish classes

In-country Staff Support
* ELI's Ecuador coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Ecuador. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations
* Volunteers will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Ecuadorian life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants. Host families are eager to welcome volunteers and are a fantastic resource for learning about the local culture and sights.

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Language Skills Required

  • Spanish
  • English

Experience Required

No.

Qualifications

Participants in the Ecuador programs must speak Spanish at an intermediate level or higher and be prepared to live and work in a Spanish speaking environment. ELI can arrange for language lessons to complement the program. Teaching volunteers must be prepared to plan and lead classes. Participants should also be flexible, adaptable, and open to experiencing a new culture. Participants should also be prepared with some teaching materials.

Minimum Education

High School

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Written Application