Galapagos: The Ecological Expedition

Location: Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Quito

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks

Dates: 2020

https://www.brightlightvolunteers.org/

9540 Garland Road Ste 381 Box 116 Dallas, Texas 75218 United States

Call Us

Phone: 1-866-612-4231

Description

Despite being a beautiful and exotic country, Ecuador and the Galapagos are plagued with poverty, lack of educational opportunities, and a battle to keep unique species and fauna alive and thriving. When you embark on this program as a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work on initiatives to empower change within the community and to protect the unique ecosystem of the Galapagos.

Specifically, our programs adhere to global service-learning best practices, which combine community service with both experiential learning in the field and online coursework through our university partner.

Our vision is to make the world a brighter place by creating a more peaceful, just, interconnected world where global challenges and opportunities are met by educated, compassionate, global citizens and leaders.

**Please Note** All BLV programs are designed for groups of at least 10 participants. Groups must be formed prior to scheduling. We do not place individuals.

Qualifications

Must have a group of 10-20. We specialize in school travel studies, but are open to adult groups as well. Through our University partner, Bethel University, we offer a dual-enrollment 3-credit hour course prior to departure.

Cost in US$:

$2000-$5000

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Your program donation will be 100% tax deductible and will cover your accommodations, three meals per day, cultural excursion fees, service supplies and donations, in-country medical insurance, emergency evacuation insurance, one educator, one Bright Light Volunteer program coordinator, one in-country coordinator, Bethel University tuition, and certification of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

​Your program donation DOES NOT cover airfare, visas, immunizations, trip cancellation insurance, baggage fees, extra food (beyond three meals per day in-country), and souvenirs.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Youth Development
  • Wildlife
  • Reforestation
  • Organic Farming
  • Marine Conservation
  • Historic Preservation
  • Environment
  • Culture
  • Conservation
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Animal Welfare
  • Agriculture
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Guest House
  • Dormitory

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 day
Year Founded

2012

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