Ecuador Spring Break-Out
About the Program
Spring BreakOuts through Campus Ministry’s Center for Social Concern are a great way to learn about a new culture, meet new people, and grow in cultural understanding, while helping others. Rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, participants in our program should grow in an understanding of global solidarity, the dignity of the human person, a preferential option for the poor and vulnerable, as well as growing in their own faith and role as a global citizen.
Each BreakOut has a reflection leader to help facilitate the orientation process as well as the reflection along the way while traveling.
This group will travel to Ecuador and work with the Marianists. They will learn about the local history, culture, climate, government and topography. Participants will see the city life of Quito and the rural life in the rainforests in the Otangachi and Otonga area, volunteering with the local community. Students will grow in understanding of the local culture and the joys and struggles of maintaining a viable rainforest environment for the planet and its inhabitants. Some knowledge of Spanish is important for this BreakOut.
As a part of your BreakOut or Immersion experience, you will be registered in an Experiential Learning Course (EXP). This is a non-credit bearing course which is the BreakOut/Immersion experience itself. It will show up on your official UD transcript that you participated in this service-learning experience as a measure of your further involvement and learning here at UD.
Mary Niebler, Coordinator of Cross-Cultural Immersions, Center for Social Concern
Dr. Kelly Williams, Biology
Participants must attend weekly preparation meetings with the group. This is a major commitment. You must be willing to commit your time and energy to this effort or you will lose your place on the trip.
Cost and Refund Policy
Each student must pay the cost of the trip as listed above. Groups are encouraged to fund raise together to reduce the cost for each participant. The program cost of the trip covers ground transportation, lodging, and most food. See budget sheet for specific cost information and the refund policy for this program.
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