Yanapuma Foundation

Yanapuma Foundation

Short-term Study Abroad, Service Learning and Volunteering programs in Ecuador – academic and experiential, faculty-led and hosted itineraries exploring social, cultural, environmental themes and sustainable development.
Optional Spanish classes at all levels can be combined with volunteering at one of several community and grass-roots projects in either Quito or Cuenca. Students can volunteer or intern at health centers and clinics, with pre-school, elementary and secondary school children, children with learning difficulties, street children and homeless aged persons, and more specifically skilled placements. We also recommend homestays with local host families as the best way to immerse oneself in the language and culture of Ecuador.