Global Citizen Year - Gap Year Program Ecuador

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Program Description

Global Citizen Year is a non-profit social enterprise forging a new educational pathway for emerging leaders. We offer an experience filled with discovery, perspective, adventure, and independence. In one year you join a family, work in your local community, learn a new language, receive training from thought leaders, form a lifelong network, and make an authentic impact on a community worlds away from your own.

Ecuador is a small country overflowing with incredible biodiversity and cultural traditions. You'll find volcanic landscapes, Amazonian rainforests, and everything in between. Become part of a family and community and immerse yourself in the amazingness that is Ecuador.

Highlights

Our program has 5 major components:

1) Summer Campaign: Raise awareness and mobilize your home community through a fundraising campaign.

2) Pre-Departure Training & In-Country Orientation: Learn from experts and build your foundation. Familiarize yourself with the country, culture, and language.

3) Homestay, Apprenticeship, & Training Seminars: Immerse. Integrate with family, work and community. Delve deeper with ongoing training.

4) Re-Entry Training & Capstone: Join your global cohort in the U.S. Return and share your awesome story.

5) Lifelong Alumni Network: Go to college and beyond with the support of the Global Citizen Year network

Qualifications

We’re looking for promising young leaders who will best contribute to and learn from their communities and cohort – individuals who will inspire change during their bridge year and throughout their lives.

Basic Eligibility Criteria:

1. Have a high school diploma or GED by the first day of the program.

2. Have not yet started full-time college coursework.

3. Pass a basic physical and mental health medical screening.

4. Obtain parent or guardian permission for participation
(additional forms are required for participants under the age of 18).

What`s Included

1. Housing for Full Length of Program

2. International Roundtrip Flight
From US training to your host country and back

3. In-Country Transportation
For program-related travel

4. Three Meals Each Day

5. Trainings
– Pre-Departure Training
– In-Country Orientation
– Training Seminars
– One-on-One Coaching Sessions
– Weekly Language Tutoring
– Re-Entry Training
6. Travel Medical & Evacuation Insurance

7. Cell Phone & Credit
On loan for communication in host country

Program Locations

Various Locations, Ecuador

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Program Details

Provider:
Global Citizen Year
Location
  • Ecuador: Various Locations
Language:
Spanish
Duration:
6-12 months
Program Type:
Gap Year Expedition, Work & Travel/Gap Year Jobs
Participants:
American, Worldwide
Cost:
$32,500, Generous Need-Based Financial Aid Available. To date 80% of our Fellows have received some level of financial aid, and 30% have received a full ride.

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