Global Awareness Program

Global Awareness Program in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

True Ecuador Travel's "Global Awareness Program (GAP Ecuador) offers options for study and volunteering in cosmopolitan Quito, historic Cuenca, and all around Ecuador, including on the Galapagos Islands.

Our GAP Ecuador program is designed to offer formative experiences to young adults interested in learning about the inter-relationship between the developed and developing world - socially, politically, culturally and environmentally. Programs are flexible and can vary in length from one month and upwards, and different options can be selected to create an individual and memorable GAP experience.

"If you come only to help me, you can go back home. But if you consider my struggle as part of your struggle for survival, then maybe we can work together." - Aboriginal wise woman, Australia.

You can learn Spanish in bustling Quito or in tranquil Cuenca while you volunteer with children in daycare centers, schools, and rehabilitation centers, or with elderly-in-need or clinics and health centers.

You can volunteer in the Amazon rainforest, at the Pacific coast, in the Andean sierra or on the Galapagos Islands in projects that range from working with children and youth, environmental education, reforestation and organic agriculture, conservation, community projects, tourism, and more.

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create your own program!

Month Program Activities
1. Volunteer and take Spanish classes in Quito or Cuenca, with weekend excursions and extra activities, and stay with a local host family
2. Volunteer in a project in the Amazon, the Andes, the Pacific coast or the Galapagos Islands
3+ Add an extra month or more of volunteering in any of the above locations