Piedmont Ecuador Summer Break 2018

Cuenca, Ecuador

June 8, 2018-June 19, 2018

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Want to learn more? Put your information below to hear about on-campus meetings and specific trip details.

At a Glance


1 Week • all costs included • fundraising available

Travel to colonial Cuenca, a cobblestoned city nestled high in the Andes of Ecuador. Support rural community farm cooperatives in the outskirts of Cuenca, collaborate with local leadership students on youth driven projects such as school sustainable agriculture initiatives. Visit busy artisanal markets, learn local dance, taste the food of the Andes, and explore nearby lakes, volcanoes, and snow-capped peaks. Cuenca is a UNESCO world heritage site, with much to teach. This is the birth of a youth environmental movement, where students develop technical skills and the drive to change the world.

Yes, the trip leaders are inspiring because of the way the program came together and was manifested. After working with people here and looking at our progress from prior trips I feel powerful and able to make a change if I put my mind to it.

Lucas R

GSE Student

FAQ including packing list
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Fundraising and Scholarship Information

To make a payment please log in to empowered.org with your account, click the participants page, and click “make a donation”. Alternatively, mail a check to PO Box 4456, Berkeley, CA 94704.


The trip costs $2,989, including flights.

Registration and Payment Deadlines
Registration Deadline- 2/15/18 ($299)
First Deposit Due- 2/15/18 ($1,000)
Final Payment Due- 5/9/18 ($2,989)
Interest Meetings Dates

Next Student Interest Meeting: 11/14/17
Time and Place: Rm. 16, Lunch
Next Parent Interest Meeting: 11/16/17
Time and Place: Rm. 16, 7-8 pm

Contact Your Local Rep

Sarah Cadorette
(510) 394-5292
[email protected]