Time spent in Ecuador will be split amongst two cities: Quito and Cuenca. In Quito, the capital city, students will spend two days exploring historical, cultural and geological areas including the Equator Museum, the market and an active volcano.

The remainder of the trip will be spent in the smaller city of Cuenca where students will stay with host families and volunteer at the Centro Medico clinic during the weekdays. In the evenings and on the weekends, students will travel to various cultural and historical sites including Ingapirca (Incan ruins), Gualaceo (artisan weavers), Chordeleg (artisan jewelry) and Cajas National Park.

Dates and program fee
Leader: Sarah Lehman
Dates: May 12-27, 2023
Program fee: $3,500
Students: 14 max.
Vaccinations: COVID-19 and Hepatitis B vaccines required
Passport required - must be valid at least 6 months after return date

Elaine Suderman, Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs