Gap Semester in the Galapagos: Community and Conservation

Location: Ecuador: San Cristobal

Program Duration: 5-8 Weeks

Dates: 2020

Projects Abroad Inc 600 B Street Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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Make the most of your fall semester by joining us on the Galapagos Islands. For six weeks, you are invited to live, volunteer, and immerse yourself in the local culture. You will live in San Cristobal and engage with both the community and the beautiful natural environment.

On the same islands that Darwin performed his most famous research, volunteers will similarly have the chance to work directly with endemic species such as giant tortoises and marine iguanas. Spend your time assisting local teachers in their pursuit of providing individualized education in the classroom, in daycare, or on the soccer field. You will choose two projects to work on, and participate in both for two weeks each. All the while, you will learn Spanish from local teachers.

The Galapagos Islands are ready for more helping hands. This September, we call on students from around the world to make a difference in the global community.

Travel Types
  • Trekking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba
  • Photography
  • Nature Tours
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Homestay
  • Fishing
  • Ecology
  • Birdwatching
  • Eco Tours
  • Dancing
  • Cooking
  • Canoeing
Intern Types
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Tourism
  • Sustainable Development
  • Spanish
  • National Park
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Environmental Studies
  • Biology
  • Agriculture
Type of Programs
  • Language Immersion
  • Homestays
  • Experiential Learning
  • Gap Year
  • Community Service & Volunteering

  • Spanish

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalized MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Organized weekend tourism trips

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Youth
  • Wildlife
  • Street Children
  • Special Needs
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Centers
  • Culture
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Organic Farming
  • Orphans
  • Recreation
  • Teaching
  • Youth Development
  • Animal Welfare
  • Agriculture
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Other
  • Home-stays
  • Guest House
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
10 days
Year Founded