Ecuador has long been a hot destination for tourists. It has a beautiful and diverse landscape, ranging from the
highlands in the Andes mountains to the Amazon rainforest. It also includes the Galápagos Islands, famous for its endemic species. Now you can experience this stunning natural environment by participating in our new English tutoring programs. InterExchange Working Abroad is excited to announce our two new programs in Ecuador, offering you the chance of a lifetime: the Conversation Partner Program and the Language Tutor Program.
As an English language conversation partner, you will get the opportunity to teach English to the staff of local organizations and businesses. Placements include cultural exchange agencies, travel companies, import/export businesses, government and non-governmental organizations, and schools. To further immerse yourself in the language and culture of Ecuador, you will be able to live with a local host family. There is also the option of living in a volunteer house. Placements are available all year round for 4-12 weeks. To qualify, you must be a native English speaker, be at least 21 years old, be flexible and sociable, and demonstrate maturity and the ability to work with groups.
As an English language tutor, you will live with and teach an Ecuadorian host family. Your tutoring will focus on the children. You should enjoy working with kids, be patient and be willing to participate in activities including hiking, biking, horse riding, dance, and arts and crafts. Placements are available for 3-12 weeks all year round. To qualify, you must be a native English speaker, at least 20 years old, and have basic Spanish language skills. Some previous teaching or tutoring experience is preferred.
Placements are available in three locations: Quito, Cuenca and the Galápagos Islands. We arrange airport pickup, detailed orientation upon arrival and a walking tour in Quito, full room and half board, an emergency contact, optional organized cultural activities over the weekends, and an ISE Card. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for stays under 90 days. For stays longer than 90 days, you must obtain a 6-month Tourist visa (12-IX) at your local Ecuadorian Embassy.
A fan of independent cinema and proponent of the Oxford comma, Matthew began his career at a Miami-based tech startup before returning to West Virginia University to pursue his M.A. in Foreign Languages. He has worked at InterExchange since 2006 and currently serves as a Marketing Project Manager.