WE INVITE YOU TO S U B M E R G E
A THREE MONTH
ADVENTURE OVERSEAS THAT will
awaken the dreams inside your heart
TO SOME PEOPLE THE PHRASE "LIVE YOUR DREAMS" SOUNDS MORE CLICHÉ THAN REALISTIC.
Most of our lives we are told to, “Grow up. Quit dreaming. Pull your head out of the clouds and get a grip.”
We are taught to avoid the pain of disappointment, to play it safe and not to aspire for greatness.
What if what we’ve been told is wrong?
TRAVEL, SERVICE, AND LEARNING
TO CREATE AN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL
FOREVER IMPACT YOUR LIFE
"the world is a book
and those who don't
travel read only one page."
It is not by accident that Submerge operates on foreign soil. One of the themes of the program is challenging students to redefine “normal”. If there is one thing that living in another culture will reveal, it’s that “normal” is relative to what you have seen, observed, and accepted to be true. Understanding this allows you to deconstruct your normal and create the new “normal” you seek for your life.
Submerge is designed for those bold souls who want to travel beyond borders and experience the adventure that living overseas can provide them. If the thought of zip-lining through the rainforest, hiking volcanos, or surfing in the pacific ocean sounds like your kind of adventure, then you’ll love calling Ecuador your home. While geographically Ecuador is a relatively small country, it has four distinct regions: the Andes Mountains, the Amazon rainforest, the Pacific coast, and Galapagos islands. Submerge team members have visited all of these regions. Imagine yourself following in the footsteps of past team members: hiking the summit of 15,000+ ft Pichincha, surfing the coast of beautiful Manabi, bridge-jumping over the river in Banos, traveling to South America’s largest open market in Otavalo, and camping at the base of the beautiful Cotopaxi volcano.
"EVERY GREAT DREAM BEGINS WITH A DREAMER. ALWAYS REMEMBER, YOU HAVE WITHIN YOU THE STRENGTH, THE PATIENCE, AND THE PASSION TO
REACH FOR THE STARS TO CHANGE THE WORLD."
The truth is, it is not rare to have a dream but to actually live your dream is. Most of us have this grand picture written on our hearts about how life should be or how it could be, but when it comes to living this picture out we often feel stuck. Many people simply do not know how to connect the dots between what they see inside their hearts and what actually is, so they often end up frustrated and disillusioned. We believe that your dreams are not just warm-fuzzy thoughts to distract you from mundane living, but rather they are the seeds of your future. Submerge exists to help dreamers learn how to bridge the gap between dreams and reality.
At Submerge, our teaching philosophy is oriented around what will help you succeed in the real world, making our classes unique from those you may take in any sort of traditional academic environment. We believe that you can be book smart, head smart, and even exceptionally talented, yet without creativity and positivity at work in your life, you might never reach your full potential. The emphasis on cultivating a winning mentality and developing creative thinking exists to challenge you, inspire you, and give you the tools you need to succeed. Classes are taught both live in person and via video courses online .
"THE GREATEST USE OF LIFE
IS TO SPEND IT on SOMETHING
THAT WILL OUTLAST IT."
In has been said that “The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”. If we desire to live a life of meaning and to truly grow - we must take our eyes off of ourselves and look to others. One of the greatest, life-altering experiences that you can give yourself is to travel to another nation and serve its people.
Submerge is planted in the heart of Ecuador in the capital city of Quito. Each day you and your team will have the opportunity to help serve and make a difference in this beautiful nation. From our partnered programs with the municipality of Quito for children who are trafficked, to our weekly ministry in a juvenile detention center - your time in Submerge will make a lasting difference.
When you join Submerge, you link arms with those who have gone before you and those who will continue to serve in the future, thereby making an impact that reaches far beyond your time there.