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Ecuador Spanish School

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Ecuador Spanish School

Study Spanish in a fantastic local language centre. In the evening, enjoy a swim in a nearby river, and relax to the sounds of the forest.

Prices from $545

Ecuador is a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America. Despite its diminutive size, it is bursting with vibrant culture, mesmerising landscapes, exotic tropical wildlife and pristine habitats. It encompasses the all-consuming emerald Amazon, rich in natural resources and home to a wealth of fascinating creatures.

Ecuador has a picture-perfect capital painted in pastel colours, alive with cafés, clubs, bars, churches and museums. Markets where friendly locals sell their wares are surrounded by the hustle and bustle of traditional street life. In contrast, the peaceful and serene Andes provide a home for indigenous mountain communities and enigmatic mountain creatures alike. This captivating country contains a culture that is expressed in an abundance of wholesome and delicious cuisine, diverse musical forms and colourful festivals that will enliven your senses. Whilst it is South America's tiniest country, it has everything you could possibly want, including stretches of white sand beaches, expansive plains, steamy jungles and spectacular mountains. All this and more is waiting to be discovered on your spectacular Ecuadorian adventure!

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America
  • Learn Spanish against the backdrop of the Ecuadorian mountains
  • Immerse yourself in a new & exciting culture

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 18 years

FAST FACTS

Location Quito, Ecuador
Activities Learn Spanish at the centre
Swimming
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Homestay or hostel

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
2 meals a day
Airport pick-up
Local orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup
20 hours language tuition per week


 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

You will be studying Spanish in a fantastic local language centre. In the evening you can enjoy a swim in a nearby river, followed by dinner at the centre, and relax to the sounds of the forest as you enjoy a good book or watch a DVD.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be collected from the airport by a friendly local staff member and escorted to your accommodation situated in Quito on the slopes of the stunning La Plata mountain range. You will have time to settle in and get acclimatised before receiving orientation to the country, local surroundings and of course your project. Your in-country coordinator will be more than happy to help you with any questions you have and you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly, vibrant community.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will either be staying in a comfortable home stay where you will have the opportunity to experience real Ecuadorian life, or in a local hostel, depending upon the time of your visit. Both accommodation options are located close to the language school and volunteer centre.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

If you are staying at the homestay you will be provided with two meals a day, breakfast and dinner. If you are staying at the hostel this includes breakfast only. Vegetarians need not worry as most of the meals will be vegetable-based.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are welcome to explore this fascinating region, where bars, open-air restaurants, cafés, museums, and famous monuments are in plenty! A range of cultural and adventure trips can be arranged. Ask your hosts to book these with local providers and contribute directly to the local economy.

COSTS

1 week $545

Extra week $395

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly

This project is not available on the following dates in 2017:

New Year: 2 January

Good Friday: 14 April 

Labor Day: 1 May

Battle of Pichincha: 26 May

Indedpendence Day: 11 August

Guayaquil Independence Day: 9 October

Day of the Dead: 2 November

Cuenca Independence Day: 3 November

Christmas: 25 December

DURATION

1 week +

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Airport pick-up 
  • Ground transfers
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup
  • 20 hours language tuition per week

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Quito (UIO)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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