Top 5 Reasons To Volunteer Abroad In Ecuador

MEDLIFE offers Service Learning Trips in both Riobamba and Tena, Ecuador. Both are culturally diverse and beautiful cities that offer excellent opportunities for volunteers to experience a different part of the world while making a positive impact on the local communities. Here are the top five reasons to volunteer abroad in Ecuador:


1. Cultural Immersion

Volunteering abroad in Ecuador allows you to immerse yourself in a new culture and gain a deeper understanding of the local way of life. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about Ecuadorian customs and traditions, taste traditional food, and explore the country’s rich history and natural wonders.

2. Spanish Practice

Ecuador is a Spanish-speaking country, so volunteering there provides a great opportunity to improve your Spanish language skills. You’ll have the chance to practice your language skills with locals, improve your vocabulary and grammar, and gain valuable real-world experience.

3. Meaningful Work

By volunteering abroad in Ecuador, you can contribute to a meaningful cause while gaining new skills and experience. Whether you choose to work on a nursing SLT, dental SLT, or classic SLT, you’ll be making a positive impact on the local community.

4. Personal Growth

Volunteering abroad can be a transformative experience that challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and grow as a person. You’ll have the opportunity to develop new skills, gain a deeper understanding of global issues, and make lifelong connections with people from around the world.

5. Adventure

Ecuador is a country with diverse landscapes, from the Amazon rainforest to the Andes Mountains and the Galapagos Islands. Volunteering in Ecuador provides the opportunity to explore these beautiful destinations and embark on exciting adventures like hiking, rafting, and wildlife viewing.


If you are interested in joining a Service Learning Trip in Ecuador, visit our website to learn more.


Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.