EcuaSwiss Foundation

Ecuador Swiss Exchange is an non-profit Organisation that is promoting the exchange between Ecuador and the World with Study Abroad Programs, with Tours, Activities to Travel around Ecuador and Projects with local Communities form the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes and the Coast of Ecuador to work with them and support them ! The... click to read more!

Volunteer Opportunities Abroad (Cusco Peru and La Antigua Guatemala)

Volunteer Teaching English

Volunteer in Latin America

Thousands of volunteers have trusted Maximo Nivel’s with their travel and volunteer aspirations. Our volunteer programs and gap year experiences take place in Cusco, Peru; and La Antigua, Guatemala, plus programs in the Sacred Valley and Puerto Maldonado (Peru), and Guatemala City (Guatemala). Experience experience new cultures while helping... click to read more!

Cat Sanctuary Director (Interim)

Cat Sanctuary Director (Interim)

Volunteer as an interim cat sanctuary director in Belize!

Through this program, you’ll act as the substitute director for the P.A.W. Cat Sanctuary while the current director is on leave.

This program lasts at least one month and includes:

  • Caring for the sanctuary’s cats and each of the catteries (click here to read more about the Cat Care program)
  • Volunteer... click to read more!

Summit day on Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

By: Allison Feikes

The hardest goal I have ever set before myself was to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. I had no previous climbing experience, but I saw Kili as an opportunity to achieve greatness. After four days of climbing for eight hours a day, day five started at midnight in order to reach the peak by sunrise. Only the stars in the sky and the snow around us were... read more!

The Yogurt Man Cometh

By: Allison Feikes

Upon the first day of orientation in Ankara, the Fulbright Commission gifted all of the English Teaching Assistants with a book, The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales of An American Teacher in Turkey by Kevin Revolinski. I found tremendous comfort in Revolinski’s words. As the craziest and most bizarre stories began happening to me I thought, “How will anyone believe me? Is there anyone who will... read more!

Thanksgiving: A Time to Celebrate Rampant Consumerism and Genocide Memorials

By: Elena Robertson

Thanksgiving. The beginning of the (American) holiday season: a time to join hands with family and friends, stuff yourself with loads of crap food and give thanks that you were born in the first world, all while ignoring the fact that this holiday does, basically, celebrate a genocide. Not nearly as bad as Columbus Day, but it’s probably up there in terms of blatantly insensitive... read more!