Travel to Ecuador. Explore its vibrant culture and exotic sites while participating in humanitarian outreach.


Explore the beautiful country of Ecuador while participating in medical mission. See the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”, take a cable car in the mountains of Quito, travel down the Amazon by boat to Indian villages, serve the people of Ecuador and gain an experience of a lifetime.

At a Glance

Dates: Spring Break 2017
Areas of Study: Biology
Courses: Bio 375R (1 credit)
Approximate Cost: $2,550
Program Director: Richard Wallin
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Lodging & Food

Students will stay in tourist-class hotels and will be provided breakfast daily.

Travel Arrangements

Students will fly coach round-trip from Washington, D.C. Transportation while in Ecuador will be handled by Charity Anywhere.


Program Fees

Program fees include all transportation (including airfare), lodging, breakfast daily, international health insurance, and all entrance fees for planned excursions. Students will be responsible for two meals daily, any additional personal expenses (souvenirs, snacks, etc.) as well as any passports or visas required for travel.

Tuition is not included and must be paid in addition to program fees. Remember, students with 56 credit hours at Southern Virginia are eligible for a $400 voucher that can be applied towards the cost of the program!

Prices are tentative and will stay within ten percent of the listed cost for those students who have payed their deposit and made financial arrangements with Student Financial Services by December 1st. If not paid by that date or if not registered by that date, there will be a ten percent premium added to make up for the cost of airfare. Visit the travel study financial page for more information on financing a Travel Study experience.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 Travel from Washington D.C. to Quito, Ecuador.
Day 2 Take a cable car to the top of the mountains surrounding Quito. Afternoon drive to Tena.
Day 3-5 Work in clinic with doctor in Tena
Day 6-7 Amazon river trip, drive along Avenue of Volcanoes, day trip to Otavallo.
Day 8 Depart from Quito to Washington D.C.

Travel Resources


Stop by our office in Main 216 any school day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You can also contact us at 540-261-8533 or