Awaken

learning. exploring. volunteering.

what is awaken?

Awaken is an organization that allows you to travel with purpose. Learn about yourself personally and professionally. Explore different regions and many cultures. Volunteer with children and teens in need.
 Whether you want to travel for a unique placement, discover magnificent places off of the typical tourist path or are looking to give a helping hand to those in need, Awaken has a program for you!
During all of the Awaken programs, you will be learning, exploring and volunteering. However, you can choose a trip that focuses on one of these three subjects. 

WHY ECUADOR?

OUR PROGRAMS

LEARNING

EXPLORING

VOLUNTEERING

Click on the program you are interested in for more information.

Attend adventure workshops with professionals four days a week to discover your full potential and develop skills that you will use throughout your whole life. 
Choose your FOCUS below:

Explore the diverse country of Ecuador every week and discover why it is called "The Country of Four Worlds"


Volunteer 30 hours a week to lead activities and create a loving atmosphere for our children.

• T E A C H E R S  A B R O A D

• S U M M E R  A B R O A D

• I N T E R N I N G  A B R O A D

• HIGH ADRENALINE ECUADOR

• FREE SPIRITS ECUADOR

• COSTUMISED PROGRAM

our team

edison calvopiña

claudia lahmeyer

Verena WÖhler

HELI VANASELJA

Founder / CEO

chief creative officer

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST

ACADEMIC MANAGER

jOSE oRELLANA

cARMEN cRIOLLO (MAMITA)

mELINA aZANZA

BETO BUENO

Business Development Manager

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Administrative Manager

adventure TOUR GUIDE

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