- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Community Service
- Sub-Categories: International Relief, Youth Outreach
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
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!
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 go on an exhilarating zipline tour through the cloud forest!
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.