Ecuaexperience in Ecuador volunteer program – info session Nov 29

Thinking about volunteering abroad?

Think no more, we’ve got what you’re looking for!

Help, Learn & Discover is an organization which offers 28-day long
educational and volunteer programs in Ecuador, South America. These
programs are three-fold and provide students with the opportunity to
Help those less fortunate, Learn about and gain firsthand experience
in a specific academic area of interest, and Discover the diverse
terrains of Ecuador during a tour of the country. Help, Learn &
Discover currently offers three programs: Pre-Medical, Bio-Medical and


Each program contains a common volunteer component which enables
students to offer help to communities in rural villages of Ecuador.
Students fundraise in Canada and the United States and then travel to
Ecuador in the summer to participate in a specific large-scale
volunteer project. This year approximately 150 students will travel to
Ecuador over a five-month period and help finance and build homes for
underprivileged families in a rural Ecuadorian village. This rewarding
experience will require students to take active roles in the
construction of the project. Students work alongside local families
and are able to watch the homes grow and become an integral part of
the community.


The Pre-Medical program is ideal for those interested in a future
career in health-care. Students work alongside in observation with
leading surgeons and other health-care professionals, shadowing
through eight different wards within a hospital setting. This program
is ideal whether you’re certain that you want to become a doctor,
exploring the idea or just curious about medicine and health care. In
the Bio-Medical program students enjoy a combination of the pre-
medical program with a week discovering the unique species and
ecosystems of the enchanted Galapagos Islands. Finally, with the
Volunteer program students will use their extra week to work further
with the community to help develop their homes and learn about their


To conclude this amazing journey, students will tour through the
jungles, rainforest, and coastal beaches of Ecuador, testing their
limits with activities such as hiking, bungee jumping, paragliding and
surfing. In turn, students will discover more about themselves while
learning all this beautiful and exciting country has to offer.

Programs are offered in select months of May, June, July, August and
September of 2014. Please visit the website for information on
specific dates, program structure, pricing and schedules of upcoming
information sessions at your school. You can also view pictures and
read about the amazing experiences of previous participants.

Information Session:

For further details about the program as well as an opportunity to ask
questions and talk to those who have already experienced Help, Learn &
Discover, we will be holding our first live streaming information
session on November 29th at SFU Harbor Centre 4-6pm in room 2280. We look forward to hearing from you all
there! Here is the Facebook event page, please refer to this page to
get updated information on this information session.

We are seeking motivated, hard-working and compassionate
college/university students, or recent graduates, to join our team.
Due to the increasing popularity of the programs, in addition to
completing an on-line application, students must participate in a
short interview in order to be considered for admission. Apply early
and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Ability to read or
speak Spanish is NOT a requirement. Our early bird application
deadline is December 22nd!

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