High School Program
Home to the Amazon Rainforest, Andes Mountains, Cloud Forests and Galapagos Islands, Engage Ecuador takes students to some of the most unique places on the planet. Students in this program will experience these wonders of our natural world while unpacking complex global issues.
In some of the most unique and fragile ecosystems in the world, students will explore how local communities relate to the land and how this has changed throughout the history of South America.
Students participating in Engage Ecuador will have the opportunity to meet indigenous leaders and local change makers to discuss complex issues facing their communities. Students will learn how they can help support local initiatives and may even come home with ideas for initiatives in their home communities.
At Insight, our program itineraries are as unique as your students. All our program itineraries are customized with teacher chaperones to ensure that it meets the needs of your students.
With the support of a variety of local vendors and NGO’s, we promise that your students will get an authentic, local experience.
We make it simple. No hidden fees or itinerary exclusions.
* Prices are estimated per student for a 9-day program.
Our prices include:
Get a truly authentic experience in a new city. Students will expolore Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage City, on tours through the downtown centre and from above on hikes overlooking the city core.
Explore and stay in the heart of the Amazon. Here the students are welcomed to Sinchi Warmi, a community lodge run by local indigenous women.
Participate in activities that allow students to learn from a variety of new teachers. On a walk through the Amazon, students learned from indigenous guides about the different plants that can be turned into fibers for handicrafts.
Our itineraries are filled with hands-on activities that will help students build personal and cross-cultural skills. Students work one-on-one with local people to learn new skills and ways they can support grassroots initiatives.
Students will create friendships that last a lifetime. Activities involve student-led inquiry that will challenge them to think critically, become more open-minded, and develop teamwork and communication skills.
Want to take your students outside the classroom? Review our program locations and suggested themes.
Connect with one of our High School Educators who will help custom design your program.
With our assistance, submit required paperwork and details to your Administration and School Board.
Announce the trip to your students! (We’ll provide all the materials you need).
Invite us to your school to host a Student & Parent Info Night! We will be there to answer questions and support student sign-up!