Join Us August 7th – 16th!


Are you a current or prospective educator looking to gain international perspectives? Our Ecuador professional development program, running this August, is the perfect opportunity to step out, engage, have fun, and learn.

Over the course of 9 days, our Ecuador Professional Development program will introduce you to some of the most pressing global, social, and environmental challenges facing our world. A number of activities, based on sustainability, eco-tourism and experience-based learning, are included in the program, ensuring your time in Ecuador is both educationally rewarding and fun.

Program Themes

Eco-Tourism, Sustainability and the SDGs

  • Explore Ecuador’s natural environment and learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Gain new perspectives on how this developing country is using it’s environment in a sustainable way to build their economy and create opportunity.
  • Experience a variety of eco-tourist projects, combining sustainability with fun and excitement.

Biodiversity and the Environment

  • Hike into the Amazon Rainforest, explore the stunning scenery, and learn about Ecuador’s unique biodiversity that makes it such an important country in the fight against climate change.
  • Head out into the coffee farms and see firsthand what it takes to turn a ripe Arabica bean into an exportable product.
  • Learn about projects dedicated to protecting Ecuador’s natural wildlife.
  • Connect with locals who’ve endured years of environmental degradation at the hands of Canadian mining and resource companies

Indigenous History and Culture in Ecuador

  • Learn about traditional communities living off the land, while exploring different regions of the country.
  • Meet with school administrators, teachers and students while learning about rural education systems in developing countries.

Classroom and Professional Integration

  • Here we’ll explore how we can take what we’ve observed and learned in Ecuador and apply it to our lives in Canada.
  • From integrating these lessons into the classroom – we’ll dive into the details to make sure the lessons learned continue after the trip.


Program Date:

The Ecuador Professional Development Program runs August 7th – 16th, 2018

In total, the program is 9 nights

Program Costs:

Program Fee – $1,599 CAD
* (Based on a minimum group of 8 participants).


  • All activities listed above, including workshops and seminars held in country
  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Guides (Canadian and Ecuadorian partners)
  • All pre-departure support
  • For educators: acccess to Insight’s academic units to be used in the classroom

Does not Include:

  • International Airfare (we have an in-house agent to get you the lowest price and best itinerary)
  • Travel / medical / cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenditures

Professional Development on a Cost-Recovery Basis

Our professional development programs are run on a cost-recovery model, meaning we don’t add in any additional feess or charges. Why do we do this? We’re committed to offering our professional development programs at the lowest cost possible, doing as much as we can to limit the financial burdens of international travel.


Interested in our Ecuador 2018 Professional Development program?

If you have any questions about the program, contact us below at:

Email –

Phone: 778-987-7902

To Register

Simply email us with the subject ‘Ecuador Pro-D Registration’ (or something along those lines), and let us know you’re ready to reserve your spot! We ask for deposits of $500 CAD to hold your place in the program. The program is limited to 20 spots, so act now to reserve yours!