- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Community Service
- Sub-Categories: Animal Rights and Rescue, Youth Outreach, Wildlife Conservation
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Credit Awarded: No
Join us this summer as we venture to the "Middle of the World" for experiences like no other on this amazing program in Ecuador and the Galápagos! Discover wildlife like you have never before imagined, work with students from a local community, explore charming villages, and hike to a lake inside of a volcano! Find out more!
Home to majestic volcanos, gorgeous islands, and incredible wildlife, Ecuador is an adventure enthusiast’s dream! Discover the rich history and stunning scenery that put this tiny country straddling the equator at the top of every traveler’s list on this unforgettable summer service program!
Visit the “Middle of the World” for some unique experiences that can only be done at Latitude Zero, explore charming Quito and discover why it’s one of the most beautiful cities in South America, and hike down to a lake inside of a volcano!
The highlight of this adventure will be visiting the magical Galápagos Islands. This volcanic island archipelago is home to world-famous wildlife and is not to be missed! Observe tortoises, sea lions, eagle rays, penguins, iguanas and more, all in their natural habitat. There really is no other place in the world like it!
During our time in the Galápagos, we will participate in a variety of service projects all dedicated to helping the local community. We will spend time with the students at the local elementary and high schools and volunteer at an environmentally-conscious farm that supplies food for the community. The farm also has a unique horse-therapy program for children with disabilities that we can assist with.