Cuenca, EcuadorLive and learn in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Cuenca.
It's a perfect balance between a bustling city and small, country town.
June 17th - June 27th, 2019 (10 days)*
Flexible Dates. Contact Us for Details.
Seven days of service learning at a local organization, applying classroom discussions to real-life service within the Ecuadorian community
Local hand-picked homestay families with three traditional meals per day
3-day beach trip and day excursions out to the little Galapagos
Cultural immersion activities (cultural workshops, market exploration, cooking classes, bailoterapia and more)
Weekend excursions to ancient Incan ruins and untouched national parks
Program fee: $1,950 USD
Where Your Money Goes
Your program with El Nomad contributes holistically to the local community and economy of Cuenca, Ecuador. Here’s what’s included in your program:
Airport pickup and transportation from Guayaquil or Quito to Cuenca upon arrival and prior to departure (either flight or van, depending on where you fly in to)
Full day on-site orientation with city tour (Yes, there will be a red double-decker bus) and welcome meal (psst – we might bully you into trying some freshly roasted Guinea Pig – “cuy” in Spanish
Prepaid bus pass & rental cell phone with credit to start you out
3-day trip to the Ecuadorian coast: Ayampe, Isla de la Plata, Machalilla National Park
Cultural activities and weekend excursions out to Cajas National Park and Ingapirca Ruins
24-hour emergency number in-country and bilingual on-site staff
Access to the El Nomad Center with sporting equipment rentals, movies, lounge area for students, travel resources, bilingual book exchange, etc.
Program fees and taxes
Through an experiential learning model and a focus on local immersion experiences, you will leave with hard skills and valuable connections, including:
Gain field experience in the planning, analysis, and execution of a community-oriented service project
Contribute to a long-term partnership with a local organization that extends beyond your time in Ecuador
Home away from home. Local Ecuadorian friends and a second family in Ecuador