Discover Quito’s culture and spectacular landscape!
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, sits about 9,350 feet above sea level in a beautiful valley surrounded by snow-capped peaks of the Andes. About 1,500,000 people inhabit Quito, which is roughly the same size as Philadelphia. With its many parks, museums, neighborhoods, cathedrals and historic monuments, Quito is one of the most visited tourist centers of Ecuador. Nowhere else in Latin America can you find such a diversity of landscapes, playscapes, climates and cultures in such a compact and easily accessible area. Between the Andes Mountains, the Amazon rainforest, the Galapagos Islands, coastal beaches, and mangrove forests, Ecuador is the country that has it all!
What to expect:
You will have the opportunity to learn or improve your Spanish skills in a small group setting, observe and volunteer with Spanish-speaking professionals and children with special needs, and experience the culture of family living in Ecuador. Collaboration with volunteer staff, school professors, and a multidisciplinary group of EBS colleagues will give you the chance to learn new strategies, develop different skills, and share your knowledge with others. Volunteer sites include pediatric clinics, schools, and private practices. Expect hard work, gratifying rewards, personal and professional growth, new lifelong friends and exceptional memories.
Join the EBS United team in Ecuador:
The 2017 Immersion Program in Ecuador will be held from June 24 – July 15, 2017. If you are interested in applying to be part of this team, submit your application today!