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With Colombia to the north, Peru to the east and south and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Ecuador is an ideal country in which to discover South America. The country covers a wide range of geographical features from the coastal plains to the peaks of the Andes, the rainforest of the Amazon and the Galápagos Islands out in the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is at a height 2,850 meters above sea level and rests on the slopes of an active volcano. It is the highest official capital city in the world and was one of the first to be named as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site due to its large and well preserved historic center.
One of Ecuador’s main attractions is its rich and diverse ecology with thousands of species of plants, insects and animals. Hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive in Ecuador every year to see the unique animal life on the Galápagos Islands. Nature lovers will also love Baños de Agua Santa and the Cotopaxi National Park. Baños de Agua Santa is known as the “Gateway to the Amazon” and is a city surrounded by a number of beautiful waterfalls. It is also a popular destination for adventure sports enthusiasts with activities such as kayaking, rafting, canyoning and bridge jumping available. There are also several coastal resorts where you can enjoy surfing, sunsets and more.
The majority of students will be university students or business professionals but you will also encounter students of all ages. Demand for teachers is highest in the large cities of Quito, Quita, Guayaquil and Cuenca. However, you can find opportunities in other places around the country. Ecuador is a great base from which to start your job hunt in the rest of South America and is an excellent introduction to the region.
ITTT’s training center in Ecuador is located in the city of Loja, known as the “Music and Cultural Capital” of Ecuador, this city has a long tradition in the arts and has a cultured atmosphere with public artworks on display where everyone can enjoy them. Taking a stroll around Loja lets you experience the many musical and cultural events that happen in the city’s squares as well as the frescoes, colorful tile murals and statues. You can also discover historical buildings such as the Church of San Sebastian, the Puerta de la Ciudad and the Cathedral which are all fine examples of Spanish colonial architecture. In the city’s parks you can chill out with a bit of boating on a lake or a tour through Jipiro Park’s aviary.TEFL Courses in Loja
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