Spring Break Abroad

offered by Eco Volunteer UP

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Doing something for others is good; helping another is heartwarming. Would you like to share your abilities and gifts with others? Would you like to use your unique talents to give back and see in the faces of someone else what it means to be useful? And would you like to do this all in combination with exciting travel where you will meet new people in a new culture? If you answer yes, then you mustnât hesitate: enroll in our ALTERNATIVE BREAK ABROAD ECUADOR program now! This program is also for you if you believe in travel and an immersion in the cultures of the world as a means to share experience and knowledge among all people. The Alternative Break Abroad program combines volunteer work with adventure and the experience of travelling and learning about other cultures, customs and places. Volunteering to help children, the community or the environment is also a new way to learn about yourself. This group-based (5 participants or more) volunteer program is for those who are interesting in combining travel abroad with community service and studying Spanish for free. Our Alternative Break Abroad program gives you the opportunity to volunteer for short or long term programs run year-round in the Amazon, Coast, Andes and Galapagos - Ecuador. Eco Volunteer UP gives you the chance to learn, volunteer and expose yourself to the lifestyle of a third world country, while traveling and immersing yourself in an Ecuadorian culture. And youâll also learn Spanish for free! Choose among three exciting Alternative Break options: ONE WEEK BREAK: Participants can choose to volunteer at any project in QUITO among health, child care, orphanage, children with disabilities or elderly care project, or Conservation CLOUD FOREST. Combine this with a cultural day tour in the afternoon in Quito, free Spanish lessons and the last two days of travel to MINDO for a fantastic zip line tour or another activity (tubing, rappelling, chocolate making or visiting a butterfly farm), plus visit EQUATOR LINE â MITAD DEL MUNDO and OTAVALO, the largest indigenous market in South America. Program fee: US $245 + registration fee Includes*: Pick up and drop off at airport in Quito, accommodation and three meals per day, orientation and support before and during your volunteering, cultural day tour in Quito, trips to Mindo and Otavalo (including transportation) and free Spanish lessons. TWO WEEK BREAK: Participants combine different projects. Two days volunteering in QUITO at orphanage, day care, elderly care or children with disabilities project, a cultural day tour in the afternoon in Quito, free Spanish lessons, three days volunteering at Conservation project in CLOUD FOREST and a tour to MINDO for zip line tour or another activity (tubing, rappelling, chocolate making or visiting a butterfly farm), plus visit EQUATOR LINE â MITAD DEL MUNDO and OTAVALO, the largest indigenous market in South America, and one week in the fabulous GALAPAGOS with four days volunteering at an ecological farm and three day trips to different Islands or attractions including a day on the beach. Program fee: US$ 630 + registration fee Includes: Pick up and drop off airport in Quito, accommodation and three meals per day, orientation and support before and during your volunteering, cultural day tour in Quito, trips to Mindo, Otavalo and three day trips in Galapagos, transportation for the trips and free Spanish lessons. Not included: Ticket to Ecuador, ticket from Quito â Galapagos and Galapagos â Quito, public bus to the projects, entrance fee to Galapagos and anything else not specific in the itinerary. THREE WEEK BREAK: Participants combine many projects in different regions of Ecuador. You will stay three days in QUITO volunteering at day care, orphanage, child care, elderly care or children with disabilities project, add a cultural day tour in the afternoon in Quito, free Spanish lessons, travel to CLOUD FOREST for three days volunteering and a day trip to MINDO for zip line tour or another activity (tubing, rappelling, chocolate making or visiting a butterfly farm), plus EQUATOR LINE â MITAD DEL MUNDO, OTAVALO, the largest indigenous market in South America, four days volunteering in the AMAZON at the Wild Animal Rescue Center or Conservation or Community project, one day trip to do rafting and visiting the town of BAÃOS, four days volunteering on the COAST for a local community by teaching English, or helping in a day care and/or medical center, and five days in GALAPAGOS, with three days volunteering and two days touring, including a day on the beach. Program fee: US $795 + registration fee Includes: Pick up and drop off airport in Quito, accommodation and three meals per day, orientation and support before and during your volunteering, cultural day tour in Quito, trips to Mindo, Otavalo, three day trips in Galapagos, rafting tour, transportation for the trips and free Spanish lessons. Not included: Ticket to Ecuador, ticket from Quito â Galapagos and Galapagos â Quito, public bus to the projects, entrance fee to Galapagos and anything else not specific in the itinerary. You are welcome to arrive any day of the week. However, we prefer you arrive on a Sunday to start volunteering on Monday morning. For the projects in Quito volunteers stay with a host family and their lessons take place in a Spanish school in the new town. You can also create your own itinerary. Please contact us!

SUBJECTS

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Biology (General)
  • Culture
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Intensive Language
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Animal Science

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