Spanish and eco volunteering in the Galapagos Islands

Travel in the Galapagos Islands for a life changing experience !

Here we are, at 985 km from the Ecuadorian coasts, welcome to the Galapagos islands!

The archipelago with its amazing fauna and flora welcomes you for an eco volunteering program full of adventure.

 

Your program will take place on San Cristobal island, one of the 48 islands of the Galapagos. National parks, giant turtles, marine reserves and the most unique biodiversity in the world will become your daily life on this island.

 

Are you a nature lover? Are you interested in eco volunteering?

 

Then do not hesitate anymore, this program is made for you.

 

Sign up now and “islas Galapagos bienvenida”!

 

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The Spanish language programme in Ecuador !

Local time in the Galapagos Islands:

 

 

 

Learning spanish in Galapagos Islands

The Spanish school in Ecuador:

 Ecovolunteering in Galapagos - Globalong

Some international magazines consider it the best Ecuadorian language school and one of the ten best Spanish language schools worldwide. Blessed with colonial architecture, the school is located in the residential area of "La Carolina", where you will find many restaurants, cafés, shopping centres etc. There are 21 classrooms,  language lab,  library,  video library, auditorium, solarium, gym and Internet access costing $ 0.50 for 30 minutes. The school also has a cafeteria where students can have their lunch. This school is recognized by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education and collaborates with the largest university in the country "Universidad Central".

The first days in Ecuador:

Courses start every Monday and you will be greeted at the airport the day before. The first day you will receive information about the school, Quito and the country. After an assessment test followed by a discussion with a counsellor, you will join a class of your level and begin the course. Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere, often outdoors.

The Spanish courses in Ecuador:

ecovolunteer programme globalong galapagosThe school offers intensive Spanish courses at all levels in small groups of a maximum of 5 students. Each week, your level will be assessed and the courses will be tailored to your progress. At the end of your stay, you will get a certificate that will reflect your oral and written level, as well as the number of lessons you have completed. The courses focus on oral and interactive teaching, grammar and writing are also part of the teaching and students will have homework to do every day. The school makes a point that students should become aware of the habits and customs of the country. During the week of the language course, students will stay in a single room with an Ecuadorian host family.

Volunteer programme in Galapagos GlobalongWe believe this is the best way to get the most out of your course in Ecuador. Breakfast and dinner are taken with the host family, and you have access to a washing machine. These families generally live near the school.

You will have 20 hours per week in groups of 5 people. Classes are taught in the morning and in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to participate in activities organized by the school or visit Quito for yourself. The courses are intensive, combined with activities to practice newly learned vocabulary. Courses start every Monday and you must arrive at your host family the Sunday before classes.

  • Number of hours per week: 20 Monday to Friday
  • Levels: Beginner to Advanced
  • Number of participants per class: 5
  • Age of participants:  Average 25
  • Duration of the program: 2 to 12 weeks (contact us for longer stays)
  • Start: Every Monday 

 

The volunteer programme in the Galapagos !

volunteer programme galapagosGlobalong proposes volunteer programs in the Galapagos Islands combined with Spanish classes in Quito. Unless you already have a good Spanish level, you need to start your stay with a minimum of 2 weeks of Spanish lessons, and you must commit to a minimum of 4 weeks of volunteering. Volunteering requires flexibility and independence. You must be able to organise your time and be adaptable during your placement, even though the local coordinator is with you before and during your placement. 

During the period of Spanish classes, the local coordinator will explain what is expected of you as a volunteer, and you will spend time preparing for this. You can ask questions and have a more detailed overview of the possibilities.

volunteer galapagos islands globalongDuring your mission, you will be offered basic accommodation with other volunteers on the island. You will share your room and the bathroom (the shower has cold water only). At the biological farm, you will have free access to the kitchen where you can cook the vegetables you will find in the garden. At the biological station, you will get full board. 

Useful information to your volunteer programme

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Included in Galapagos islands' programme:

Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

Accommodation :

  • Laundry once a week

Program, follow-up and customization :

  • Pick-up at the airport
  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Transfer to the accommodation
  • Accommodation with a local host family (during your language course)
  • Ecovolunteering in Galapagos - GlobalongAccommodation other volunteers during the project
  • Oral and written language test on the first day
  • Half board during hte language course, access to a kitchen and vegetable garden on the farm project, full board on the biological station
  • Introduction and briefing
  • Customization of your programme
  • Activities programme and outings (organized by the school)
  • Access to the school’s infrastructures
  • Spanish classes
  • Books and help with homeworks
  • Access to the school facilities
  • Activities programme
  • Outings
  • Level test every week to see your improvement
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator
  • Globalong volunteering abroaad in America Support from the Globalong team during your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Advise on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Certificate of attendance confirming your language level
  • Organization fees

Not included in Galapagos islands' programme:

  • Extra outings
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights to and from Ecuador
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay
  • globalong volunteer in Galapagos Return trip to Galapagos (between 450 and 600 USD depending on the season)
  • Meals during the project (You can cook your own meals with vegetables from the garden)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccinations (click here for more information)
  • Visa fees
  • Wifi

Bank Holidays 2017/2018 in the Galapagos:

  • 09th October 2017: Guayaquil Independence Day
  • 03th November 2017: Cuenca independence
  • 06th December 2017: Foundation of Quito Day
  • 25th December 2017: Christmas Day
  • The school is closed from Christmas 2017 till beginning of January 2018
  • Humanitarian programmes in Galapagos with Globalong1st January 2018: New Years Day
  • From 12th till 13th February 2018: Carnival
  • 30th March 2018: Good Friday
  • 01st April 2018: Easter
  • 1st May 2018: Labour Day
  • 25th May 2018: Anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha
  • 24th July 2018: Simón Bolivar Day
  • 10th August 2018: Independence Day
  • 09th October 2018: Guayaquil Independence Day
  • 02th November2018: All Soul's Day
  • 03th November 2018: Cuenca independence
  • 06th December 2018: Foundation of Quito Day
  • 25th December 2018: Christmas Day

Climate in the Galapagos:

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For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@globalong.com

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