Awaken believes in the transformative power of travel. Awaken does not simply offer tours around Ecuador; what Awaken fosters are travel experiences with hands-on learning and personal reflection all alongside an Ecuadorian family. We primarily market toward universities, offering tailor-made trips in their specific majors, such as nursing, education, ecology, etc. Come intern with us and help us in areas of marketing, social media, sales, and communication.
Awaken is a social enterprise. In addition to providing experiential travel, Awaken has a foundation located in Quito in which youth with difficult life circumstances attend for both formal education, psychiatric support, and nutrition, as well as help with life skills and strategies for reintegration into society. Most students attend during the day, while a handful of students live at the foundation due to certain situations, i.e. both parents being in jail. Come intern with us, working with the youth at our foundation. Help teachers daily in creating and executing lesson plans, activities, and programs. Build a positive strategy towards self-improvement, and help them identify life opportunities and lifestyle changes