Education & Teaching English Internship in Rural Ecuador

Company : El Terreno: Cultual Exchange Centre
Location : Atandahua, Guaranda, Ecuador
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 months
Approx Costs: 500 to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)

Design & deliver a hands-on, personalised Internship in Education & English Teaching to gain real-world experience while making a real difference to rural communities in the majestic Ecuadorian Andes.

Develop your teaching skills while providing children from low-income, indigenous communities with greater life opportunities.

 

Benefits

Design and deliver a unique internship based on your career aspirations and local needs, supported by an experienced international team.

Advance your career, develop your skills, and improve your résumé through a hands-on project with 1:1 mentoring from a professional in the field.

Make a meaningful difference to low-income populations who lack the education, support, and resources to make the changes themselves.

Immerse yourself in another culture and experience a different way of life through family homestays, cultural activities, and life in a small rural community.

Set off on adventures and make lifetime memories with other interns and volunteers – climb mountains, hike through the jungle, and explore indigenous communities.

 

The Challenge

Educational standards in rural Ecuador are worryingly low; 1 in 10 are illiterate and only 24% go beyond middle-school. More resources, higher standards and teaching English could provide the skills and confidence for young people to escape the cycle of poverty.

Our weekly English classes are popular and our school activities are well-received, but there's a lack of people and resources to really develop grow these programmes.

 

The Solution

Building upon the success of our current classes, we want to reach more children and deliver a wider variety of high-quality education. Rural schools are keen to learn English from native speakers, while alternative teaching techniques to inspire and empower young people.

We're looking for passionate interns to bring fresh ideas in a variety of subjects to change the lives of young people in rural communities. All of this will help build childrens' confidence and the means for the next generation to decide on their future.

 

Find Out More

Interested in developing your career while making a meaningful impact in low-income communities?

 

What's Included

  • Free Discovery Call & Plan
  • Flexible Start Date & Duration
  • Educational Documentation Support
  • Pre-Arrival & Travel Support
  • Shared Accommodation with WiFi
  • Lunches Monday to Thursday
  • Weekly Professional Learning/Mentoring
  • In-Person Coordination
  • Materials Budget
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Free-Time Recommendations
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Written Reference

 

Optional Extras

  • Private Room within a Local Family Homestay
  • Spanish/Kichwa Classes (before or during visit)
  • Private Transfer from Airport
  • Additional Professional Mentoring Sessions

 

What's Not Included

  • Flights, visas, vaccines, or any other expenses to reach us
  • Travel, health, and work insurance
  • Other meals
  • Leisure time activities & Spending money

 

Feedback

"I Loved Everything About This Experience!"

"Having recently graduated from university, I wanted to gain experience and put my skills into practice; this internship fulfilled that. The mixture of site visits as well as some desktop work that really worked for me. There is opportunity to work with the local community and really get involved. Also, the mentors taught me so much during and are genuinely amazing.

Joshua is also a great leader who you can can seek help regarding a work issues but also your personal well-being too.Finally, I stayed with a local family who were so accommodating. It was an experience I will never forget and will value forever.

- Tiara from the UK (Community Water Projects)

 

Ready to Begin Planning Your Adventure?

Schedule your free discovery call and begin co-creating your personalised internship in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes.

 

Start Dates

Flexible - all year round.

 

Pricing

$145 per week (when booked before January 2024)

We are a small independent organisation and receive no external funds for our programme and therefore there is a cost to the programme, which is used to exclusively to deliver you the best internship programme possible! 

 

Requirements

No specific requirements, though better suited to those with a passion and some experience in building and architecture.

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