Gap Programs in Ecuador

Location: Ecuador: Quito

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks

Dates: 2018,2019

Andeo International Homestays

http://www.andeo.org

620 SW 5th Ave, Ste 625 Portland, OR 97204 United States

Call Us

Phone: 503-274-1776

Fax: 503-274-9004

Description

Andeo International Homestays offers gap programs in Ecuador. Program participants can choose from an array of programs, from Spanish language courses to volunteering opportunities, or combinations of different programs. Language programs are held at the school located in the La Carolina neighborhood. The school offers a warm and inspiring study environment. The building is surrounded by gardens and has its own racquetball court. Classes are small, with only five students, so participants will have plenty of opportunities to join the conversation. The basic course consists of 20 hours per week and covers oral communication, written assignments, interactive exercises, and grammar.

Participants will also get the chance to deepen their understanding of Ecuadorian culture through afternoon workshops and local excursions. Some activities are included, such as cooking classes, lectures on current topics, film screenings, or dance lessons. Day trips may take participants to Cotopaxi National Park, a traditional indigenous market, or the rainforest. While in Quito, participants will stay in homestay accommodations with a local family, from whom they will gain authentic insights into daily life in and the culture of Ecuador.

Highlights

1. Spend 9-12 weeks in a gap year program in Ecuador.

2. Learn Spanish in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito.

3. Travel to the Galapagos Islands and get involved with conservation efforts.

4. Visit the famous cloud forest within one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world.

5. Volunteer in one of Ecuador's most celebrated art galleries.

Travel Types
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Homestay
  • Tours
  • Eco Tours
Languages
  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Tree Planting
  • Reforestation
  • Historic Preservation
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Childcare & Children
  • Arts
This Program is open to

American Participant.

Participants Travel to Ecuador

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • In-Person Interview Required
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
4 weeks
Year Founded

1981

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