Nestled along the Equator in the northwest corner of South America, Ecuador is home to Pacific beaches, historic mountain cities, virgin rainforests and ancient Incan history. In this land where the number of hours of sunlight per day is nearly constant throughout the year, much of the country is still wild and uncharted. Ecuador’s urban centers are rich in culture and the country’s natural landscape is among the most diverse on the planet thanks to the Andes Mountains, the Pacific coast, and the Galápagos Islands just a 600 mile leap to the west.
Ecuador offers travelers the diversity of the Andes Mountains, Pacific Ocean, the Galápagos Islands, and lush tropical rainforests. The culture is just as varied as the landscape, with traditional Native Incan, African, and European colonial influences that combine to create uniquely Ecuadorian cultural traditions. World Endeavors participants in Ecuador have the opportunity to immerse themselves in this culture and to build meaningful relationships with the fun-loving, friendly Ecuadorian people.
World Endeavors offers international internship, study abroad, and volunteer abroad programs in Ecuador that are designed to meet each participant’s individual goals. Internships give participants resume-boosting, real-world experience in a variety of professional fields. World Endeavors Study Abroad in Ecuador program offers students the opportunity to continue their academic career in an international setting. Volunteer projects connect participants with service opportunities at non-profit social welfare, human rights and environmental advocacy organizations.
World Endeavors offers internship and volunteer placements in Quito, the high-altitude capital of Ecuador, and coastal Guayaquil, the country’s largest city and business center. Study abroad participants enroll at Blue Hill College, perched in the hills overlooking the city of Guayaquil.
I absolutely fell in love with Ecuador. It is such a beautiful country, so diverse and exciting. The people are the friendliest I’ve ever met. I would return in a second!
-Emerald, Volunteer in Ecuador