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Why Ecuador?

Ecuador has a unique combination of natural beauty, intriguing history and vibrant culture. You can have breakfast on the coast, lunch in the Andes and dinner in the Amazon.

Our Mission

To enable meaningful experiences for international students in Ecuadorian universities and institutions of higher education, interns in professional placements and volunteers in collaborative projects focused on the sustainable social, environmental and economic development of Ecuador.

Why EcuaExplora?

We are focused on enabling meaningful experiences in Ecuador for students, interns and volunteers from other countries, sharing the local culture and exploring the fascinating culture and nature this country has to offer. Ecua Explora offer a diverse range of projects in Ecuador to meet your needs.

How to apply

  • STEP 1

Consult with the EcuaExplora team by email, through our ‘Information request’ form or by arranging a callback to decide on your perfect placement.

  • STEP 2

Complete our online application form here. A Ecua Explora representative will then contact you to guide you thorugh the next steps.

  • STEP 3

Submit a non-refundable deposit of $200 to secure your placement on the chosen project.

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Recent participant quote

In early childhood education major we are constantly around kids, all the time…we are always in the school, we always see children learning, but it’s different, this has been different for me. It’s been a lesson in diversity, yes. But it reminds me that all children have that ability to want to learn. The biggest eye-opener for me is that all children have the ability to want to learn and it’s right to have that ability.

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Special projects

Our special projects are carefully crafted to give you the most caried experience whilst in Ecuador. Choose from one of the 3 suggested itineraries below.

Business Itinerary 

Be part of this 9 days / 8 nights program and learn about the insights of small and medium local companies in Ecuador. Increase your skills to participate effectively in global business environments developing a sense of global citizenship. Develop your global awareness, engagement and knowledge by participating in this high-quality program! Read more here

Environmental Itinerary 

Spend a week in Ecuador, learn and explore biodiversity, nature, ecosystems, conservation, being in on of the 17th most biodiverse countries in the world. You’ll experience the Andean, Amazon and Coastal region in 9 days/8 nights in a program specifically made for people interested in environmental studies and conservation. Don’t miss this opportunity! Read more here

Volunteer Itinerary 

Whether you are interested in volunteering in social, conservation or community projects, we have the perfect volunteer opportunities for you. Come to this multiethnic biodiverse country, get involved in our social development program enhancing educational levels of working kids, immerse yourself into nature and be part of our wild life rescue center program or get involved in a community program focused on organic agriculture and local home made products. Read more here

Recent Ecua Explora blog posts

Cloud Forest Conservation Project – the arrival experience

"should my wife calls looking for me, tell her not to worry, but I do not want to be found… (until my placement ends that is)" Last week, we had a new volunteer join our volunteer placement on a reserve in the cloud forest. EcuaEx provided a car and driver to the to...

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First Impressions of Ecuador

By Christina Petsas I can’t believe it’s been a month since I arrived in Quito! The time’s flown as I’ve gotten to know this large city, its friendly people and its rich culture. My airport pick up was seamless and my driver, Franklin, briefed me on helpful tidbits I...

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Make your dream Ecuador Experience a reality with any one of our culturally immersive projects!

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