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Ecuador

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Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, by Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean on the west. The country also includes the Galapagos Islands (Archipielago de Colon) in the Pacific about 965 kilometers (600 miles) west of the mainland. Ecuador straddles the equator, from which it takes its name, and has an area of 256,370 square kilometers (98,985 mi).

  • Capital: Quito
  • Currency: Dollar (US)
  • Religions: Roman Catholicism
  • Languages: Spanish

Organisations

The Leap Overseas Ltd - member since 2005

The Leap Overseas Ltd - member since 2005

Award winning volunteering and intern programmes across Africa, Asia and South America. All our programmes include a mix of projects, in a mix of locations, challenging both mind + muscle whilst satisfying your desire for travel + adventure...
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Frontier - member since 2000

Frontier - member since 2000

Dive, Teach, Trek, Explore.Imagine spending your gap year diving in beautiful coral seas, tracking exotic game through lush jungles, or teaching English to groups of eager children. Best of all, you'll gain the qualifications that could make the difference to you getting that prestigious university spot or lucrative job...
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Pacific Discovery - member since 2013

Pacific Discovery - member since 2013

Pacific Discovery offers inspiring gap year, experiential and educational travel programs to the most amazing places on earth. Our award-winning programs blend meaningful and challenging experiential travel, cultural immersion, personal and leadership development, outdoors and wilderness exploration, volunteer and community service projects, ethical travel and sustainability focus...
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Lattitude Global Volunteering - member 2000

Lattitude Global Volunteering - member 2000

Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development charity that provides overseas volunteering placements for 17-25 year olds in 14 countries. Our 3-12 month placements include Teaching, Medical, Outdoor Sports, Social work, Community Development Work & Environmental Conservation...
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Projects Abroad - member since 2000

Projects Abroad - member since 2000

Projects Abroad is the leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Our projects run year-round and are incredibly flexible - you can even volunteer abroad for as little as 2 weeks. With over 600 staff worldwide, volunteers will benefit from the support and back up that Projects Abroad provide both at home and overseas...
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Twin Work and Volunteer - member since 2011

Twin Work and Volunteer - member since 2011

Twin Work & Volunteer (formerly known as WAVA) believe in creating personal travel experiences which leave long-lasting, positive effects. Operating since 2006, we are proud to provide a range of programmes all around the world, which have been designed for people of all backgrounds and ages...
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Gapforce - member since 2002

Gapforce - member since 2002

Do you want to join a similar age group, in exotic locations, undertaking an epic gap year from only 2 weeks to up to a whole year? Why not explore South America, work in Australia, learn to dive in the Caribbean, global internships with jobs, help Doctors in Cambodia, become a Ski Instructor in Val D’Isere, volunteer teacher in Africa – all programs have our own UK Gapforce UK leaders to ensure your safety and so you are free to have an amazing time!Your Gapforce program has been seen in reality TV series in the UK and USA...
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Volunteer Vacations

Volunteer Vacations

Volunteer Vacations placements handpick placements to ensure they meet our vision of only providing these where the work is necessary and volunteers are needed. These are always in charities and social enterprises that benefit the local people...
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Outreach International - member since 2002

Outreach International - member since 2002

Outreach International places committed volunteers on carefully selected projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal and Ecuador including The Galapagos Islands. We are a small company and like to meet every volunteer and treat you as an individual...
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