EXCHANGE AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL ADVENTURES
Language Immersion Schools
PRESENTS OUR ECUADOR SPANISH LANGUAGE AND VOLUNTEER/INTERNSHIP SCHOOL
LOCATIONS IN QUITO, GALAPAGOS, THE AMAZON, MINDO
IMMERSION SCHOOLS: 1:1 COURSES FROM 1 WEEK TO SEVERAL MONTHS
AVAILABLE IN QUITO, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, GUAYAQUIL, CUENCA, THE AMAZON &
WITH VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN SOCIAL SERVICES, HEALTHCARE,
NATIVE ANIMAL RESCUE, BUSINESS AND HOTEL SERVICES AND
AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS, TEENS AND FAMILIES!
"Hi Charley...I wanted to let
you know that Miriam and Patricia (EcuEVP Directors) were very helpful.
They went out of their way times to make sure I was comfortable. My teacher
at Puka Inti was excellent and well organized
and I enjoyed my family stay...I´m having a wonderful time. Thanks for
all of your help." ~Nicola
EcuEVP is a non-profit organization whose
participants volunteer in social, educational, and conservation projects
in locations throughout Ecuador. Our participants also work as professional
interns at leading companies in fields like journalism, accounting, and medicine.
We also have a program for foreign students who want to study at an ecuadorian
high school. All of our programs provide the opportunity to experience the
unique culture of Ecuador through Spanish study and homestays with local
families. Both students and professionals from all over the world are able
to enrich their professional education by learning to understand and speak
Spanish and to appreciate and feel at home in a different culture. We speak
English, German and Spanish, so partners and participants should not have
any problems communicating with us.
Our mission is to promote international
understanding through educational and cultural exchange between Ecuador
(Latin-American) and the rest of the world, to help people gain experience,
acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent
and culturally diverse world.
In the ever-widening global
marketplace, it becomes more apparent each year that those who have experience
with studying, volunteering, or interning abroad have many advantages in
terms of personal maturity, languages, practical skills, and perspective
on the larger world. EcuEVP provides all of these benefits through structured
programs in which participants are challenged, both personally and
professionally, to learn skills and handle situations in ways that will serve
them well in whatever career they pursue. People of all ages have taken foreign
language plus experiential programs through ecuEVP. Simply put, an international
internship or volunteer program through EcuEVP is a rewarding and challenging
way to experience another culture and to gain practical
PUKA INTI Spanish School in
Quito and throughout Ecuador
SCHOOL is an
institution created to offer personalized instruction in the learning of
Spanish as a Second Language. Puka Inti is located in central Quito. Our
fabulous teachers, our focus on after-school activities, and our warm,
family-like atmosphere make us a school like no other.
Even those who have had no prior
Spanish exposure will be completing basic Spanish phrases after the first
day! Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00,
and students may start any day of the week. Students normally
take four hours a day; but it is up to the students to decide how much and
when they want to study.
Students and teachers
work one-on-one, which allows each student to work at his/her individual
level. We place particular emphasis on flexibility: students pick the areas
they wish to emphasize - conversation, comprehension, writing, etc.
We also offer specialized
courses for literature, medical and business Spanish and Quichwa.
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experienced teaching staff are sensitive
to students individual needs and abilities. All of our teachers
are native speakers with a university degree in spanish and have a
minimum of 10 years experience in teaching Spanish as a second language.
The teachers are blessed
exceptional amount of patience, so even the most nervous student feels
comfortable. Our students feel relaxed because our teachers make them feel
at ease when using the
We use a variety of teaching methods and aids, all of which
are dynamic and fun, and mean that you can actually communicate in Spanish
rather than just knowing a few standard phrases.
The school offers Homestay with local
families which is a unique opportunity to really infiltrate ecuadorian
OUR HOST FAMILIES are
very friendly , and they are all located within a 10-minute walk from the
school! All host families offer a single room with private bath, full board
(3 meals per day) airport pick up, and a great opportunity to practice one's
Spanish. All our families have had experience with foreign guests
and language learners. Apart from that host families allow a great insight
into the Ecuadorian
DEMAND we can of course organize
accommodation in a hotel or in a youth hostel close to our school. There
are many opportunities and price categories. We can even organize an apartment
for you if that is your wish.
Spanish in the Amazon
Spanish lessons in the Amazon
jungle at a lodge where you will enjoy the magic of the rainforest while
learning the language. Classes are held from Monday to friday from 8:30
After lunch our students will take part
of the jungle hikes to explore the wonders of the Amazon jungle or enjoy
the piranha fishing or learn how our native indigenous people use the blowgun
to hunt. All of this combined with great meals at the
Spanish on the
offer spanish lessons on the coast
in Machalilla National Park.
ORGANIZE two or three cultural
events per week. In the day we organize visits to museums, galleries, cultural
centers etc. In the evenings we go to restaurants, bars, music concerts,
the theatre, etc. These trips give you a chance to learn more about Ecuadorian
culture, but also give you the chance to get to know other students and teachers
better, and of course, to practice your Spanish.
Each week we plan a weekend
outing for students. We plan trips to places that our students want to visit,
usually the full weekend. Typically, we plan these visits so you have the
chance to see rural life in Ecuador. We visit tourist attractions such as
Baños (a small town at the foot of the Tungurahua volcano), Otavalo
(the most famous indigenous market in Ecuador, surrounded by beautiful
countryside), Cotopaxi (one of Ecuadors most famous volcanos), Papallacta
(thermal springs, where you can relax in steaming water whilst enjoying views
of the Andes) etc.
We also help you to organized trips like
the ones to the Amazon Jungle or Galapagos Islands. We have very
good discounts for our students.
CLASSES: Once a week we organize
salsa and merengue classes where you can learn the basics and and gain more
confidence to go out to the lively bars and clubs in Quito! if students want
to take a professional dance course they can attend to any of the best salsa
schools in Quito.
a week one of our teachers prepares a typical Ecuadorian dish with the students.
This is a practical way to learn how to make some of the dishes that you
may have enjoyed eating here. You will see the kinds of ingredients we use
here, and some of the traditional cooking methods. Its a sociable event
which gives you the opportunity to chat with other teachers and students
in the school, and above all, to practice using the Spanish that you have
learnt in your classes.
PRICING: There is a $60
registration fee for all Spanish courses. Classes are by the hour and pricing
varies by the part of the country you study in. For serious Spanish
immersion studies we recommend a minimum of two weeks and 4-6 hours per day.
Of course, you can decide to study for less time. Contact AVENTURAS LANGUAGES
for pricing information on extended stay pricing for classes.
We can accommodate you even if you only
have time for a week of studies!
FOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS:
is a one time $245us set-up fee regardless of the number of weeks that
you arrange and a $4 per day administrative fee. This fee is less on extended
stays. Homestay costs are noted below and include meals and private rooms.
there are extended stay discounts for those staying for more than 30 days.
Cancellation fee $100 (when cancel less than 1 month prior to arrival in
Extra for medical placement $100 (this is to buy medicines and/or supply's
to the hospitals)
Home stay Mainland $15 per day, private room, shared bathroom, 3 meals per
Home stay Galapagos $24 per day, shared room and bathroom, 3 meals per day
(Sundays possibly only breakfast)
Home stay Animal centers $17 per day, shared room and bathroom, 3 meals per
day (Sundays possibly only breakfast)
Home stay Mainland conservation project $17 per day, shared room and bathroom,
3 meals per day (Sundays possibly only breakfast)
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$215/week @ 20 hours
ISLA SANTA CRUZ:
Cancellation fee $100 (when
cancel less than 1 month prior to arrival in
Quito airport pickup $20
AMAZONAS: We have a package including
eco-lodge/eco-tourism options in the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador. The cost is
$575 for 5 nights lodging (Monday through Friday) including eco tourism
activities in the Amazon jungle, all meals, and 4 hours of daily private
Spanish classes. During weekends, surprisingly, the cost is less at $85 per
night with the same amenities, activities and Spanish classes.QUAYAQUIL
(BEACH/COASTAL): Our Ecuador partner is currently not serving the coastal
Guayaquil area due to recent increases in assaults and robberies. Please
inquire for updates and other coastal Spanish immersion school options and
surfing. OTAVALO (Machalilla National Park):Inquire with AVENTURAS
Volunteering is a meaningful way help
others while also gaining a whole new perspective on the world. You can support
a cause, share your knowledge, meet new people, and develop new skills. You
can work in exciting places like the Amazon jungle or the Galapagos
EcuEVP´s volunteer program in Ecuador
encourages and promotes humanitarian work through exciting hands-on work
opportunities, aimed at cultural exchange in the aim of fostering cultural
understanding. Our volunteers contribute much-needed skills to local communities
as they strive for self-sufficiency. Volunteers work side-by-side with local
people, on locally designed and driven projects.
The fields where the volunteers can help
are: HealthCare, Environmental & Conservation, Social Work, Education
for Children or for Adults, Music, Arts and Culture, Orphanage, Community
Services, Humans Rights, Law, Housing, Children, Old Shelter, Medicine, Teaching,
Ecuevp arranges Volunteer placements all
over Ecuador; including the national parks, the Galapagos Islands, Quito
and the Amazon Jungle.
We prefer that volunteers commit to at
least six weeks of volunteer work and we can arrange volunteer programs for
as long as one year. If you are only able to volunteer for a week or two
we can arrange that as well. More information is available. Contact AVENTURAS
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Language and Cultural Immersion Program
SOQUEL, CALIFORNIA, USA (Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay,
California area, south of San Francisco)
Phone Toll -Free (US/Canada): (866) 4-SPANISH or (866) 477-2647
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