New places. New perspectives.

This small South American country offers a diversity of wonders. With indigenous villages, picturesque cities, Amazonian rainforests, and the breathtaking heights of the Andes – Ecuador packs a punch!

During our time in Ecuador, we ran ran programs in a number of sites including: Imbaburra, Cañar & Azuay, Chimborazo, and Napo.


Making a meaningful impact 

Fellows worked alongside members of their community on projects that made a responsible impact. At their apprenticeships, Fellows learned from real world experience in a variety of sectors including:

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health
  • Media
  • Social Work
  • Women & Girls’ Empowerment


Ecuadorians place great emphasis on family. Frequent religious and secular festivals provided opportunities for family gatherings with music, dancing, and special foods. Ecuador’s diverse population meant that our Fellows had the chance to live with families of indigenous, mestizo, or Afro-Ecuadorian descent, and some even learned the indigenous Kichwa language in addition to Spanish.

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