API Gap Semester/Month Community Service Program in Quito, Ecuador

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API Gap Semester/Month Community Service Program in Quito, Ecuador

Empower Quito's youth through local service projects such as organizing fun activities and social events for children staying at a local hospital, contributing to after school projects for at-risk youth, and teaching English through local community groups! Interested in improving your Spanish while you volunteer? Participants have the option of completing a Spanish language and conversation course at a local language institute.

This program is great for students looking for short-term or semester opportunities with one, two, or three-month placements available!

This is a perfect opportunity to earn service hours between high school and the start of college!

Students will love exploring the beauty of Ecuador, while enjoying local culinary delicacies like ceviche (fish or shrimp “cooked” in lemon), locro (corn), llapingachos (potato cheese pancakes) and chugchucara (pork, hominy, potatoes, plantains and popcorn). Students can study this beautiful city and get to know the “serranos” or “Quiteños,” as residents of Quito are called, while enjoying a temperate climate with just two seasons (dry and rainy).

Subjects

  • Community Service

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