Travel and Adventure, it’s what your twenties are made for. Who wants to spend the best years of their life sitting behind a desk counting down the hours of their nine to five? Many people live their lives trapped in the well worn paths that society has carved out for them, and yet; their heart longs for something more.

If you find yourself in a season of life where you are ready to shake things up; if the 9-5 grind and the expectations of the status-quo aren’t doing it for you anymore; then we invite you to Submerge, a semester overseas, designed to awaken your creative heart and soul.  

Submerge is designed for those bold souls who want to travel beyond borders and experience the adventure that living overseas can provide them.  If you’ve always wanted to zip-line through the rainforest, hike to the top of a volcano, explore the ocean coast, then Quito, Ecuador is the perfect backdrop for your South American experience. Submerge isn’t one of those programs that seeks to cram your-every-waking-hour with pre-planned activities.  We give designated time and space every week for adventure and discovery.  Many of our team members have hiked to the summit of Quito’s 15,000+ ft Pichincha, surfed the coast of beautiful Manabi, traveled to South America’s largest open market in Otavalo, and camped at the base of the beautiful Andes Mountains. No matter what gets your adrenaline pumping; Submerge is the gateway for combining learning, serving and adventure.


Check out the national campaign created by Ecuador highlighting many of the beautiful adventures that this diverse nation has to offer. 

Over the past week I’ve gotten the chance to climb into a clock tower overlooking the city, whitewater raft in the Upper Amazon River, hammock in the Amazon Rainforest, repel down 4 waterfalls and ride another like a waterslide, view the beauty of Ecuador from the back of a pick-up truck, swing over a cliff at ‘the end of the world’, watch the sun set over the ocean, make new friends from all over the world, and learn so much more about the language and culture of this beautiful country.
— Emily Blackwell, Boston M.A.