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Student Expeditions Featured Programs

You may choose from one of our featured programs below, which have been designed to maximize student engagement with the people and places we visit through educational workshops, service projects, and experiential learning activities.

If you prefer to design your own program, we will work closely with you and use our deep connections and intimate knowledge of the region to develop a learning adventure that meets your educational objectives and budget. For example, if language and immersion is your priority, we can include a community homestay. If service learning is your goal, we can organize a service project based on the current needs of our communities.

We believe that the best place to start is by having a conversation.

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Ecuador: Clean Water and Kichwa Communities
  • Meet with water specialists
  • Visit Kichwa communities
  • Explore local & global water issues
  • Build clay water filters
  • Conduct clean water workshops
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Galapagos Islands Ecology & Conservation
  • Snorkel with Sea Lions
  • Plant Native and Endemic Trees
  • Observe Giant Tortoises
  • Sea Kayak With Marine Birds
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Machu Picchu & Quechua Campesinos
  • Explore Machu Picchu
  • Visit a Local School
  • Build Clean Stoves
  • Participate in a Pachamanca Ceremony
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Amazon Ecology & Field Research
  • Monitor river otters in the Amazon
  • Assist a local biologist
  • Conduct a macaw population census
  • Explore Machu Picchu
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Colombia: A Cultural Renaissance
  • Explore Colombia's transformation
  • Participate in rural projects
  • Prepare Sancocho with farmers
  • Stay in a Coffee Triangle community
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Ecuador: Sustainable Agriculture and Microbusiness
  • Participate in rural village homestays
  • Engage in organic communal farming
  • Assist family-run micro-businesses
  • Learn about cacao production
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Andes & Amazon Ecosystems and Conservation
  • Explore Ecuador's Andes & Amazon
  • Visit Pichincha Volcano
  • Assist Yellow Spotted Turtles in the Amazon
  • Andean Reforestation Project
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Andean Discovery is a flexible, reliable, and affordable travel company that organizes authentic cultural experiences. They organized two life-changing Ecuador trips for our high school students. They follow through on every detail, which makes for a safe and well-planned adventure. Our guide, Antonio, was extremely knowledgeable, fun, and related well with the kids. Andean Discovery is not one of the large cookie-cutter travel companies that provides generic experiences for high prices. It is big enough to have the needed resources and support, but small enough to customize your experience to match your needs and goals. They don't try to provide trips in every country. They are specialists and experts on Ecuador and Peru. 
David Meissner, Director of International Programs, Alexander Dawson School