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    Westcoast Connection: Ecuador & the Galapagos Service & Adventure

    Westcoast Connection: Ecuador & the Galapagos Service & Adventure

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Water Sports, Whitewater Rafting, Biology, Preserving the Environment, Wildlife Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Education and Training, Health Science, Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Overview

    Work on a diverse set of community service projects alongside locals in Quito, Riobamba, the Amazon Rainforest and the spectacular Galapagos Islands. This teen community service program in Ecuador and the Galapagos uses a service-learning framework tailored for high school students, where our staff provide guidance and reflection on the impact of the work we do throughout the program and promote the value of empathy and cultural sensitivity.

    When not volunteering, explore Quito – the first city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where you’ll straddle the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the same time. You’ll be one of the privileged travelers to visit the Galapagos Islands where we explore the home of Darwin’s theory of evolution and observe many species of animals, including the giant tortoise. This program will also awaken your sense of adventure as we whitewater raft and snorkel crystal blue waters and more!

    Program Highlights:

    • Work on a sustainable community project with MEDLIFE.
    • Snorkel in the Galapagos Islands.
    • Learn about subsistence farming in the Amazon Rainforest.
    • Whitewater raft the Pastaza River.
    • Straddle the Equator at La Mitad del Mundo - Center of the World.
    • Help in the reforestation of the giant tortoise natural habitat.
    • Visit Otavalo Market -one of the largest indigenous markets in Latin America.
    • Hike and kayak Tortuga Bay.

    Cost and Session Information

    June 27 - July 17

    July 2 - July 22

    Later Departure

    July 25 - August 14