We are a collective of Ecuadorian and international educators, teaching artists, development specialists and community organizers who seek to bridge the divide between community development and international development, as well as between local and global education.


We bring together our diverse experiences and skills, using creative educational programming, to foment a balanced and sustainable dialogue between local and global change agents.


Our work is divided among programs, projects and consultancies.

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A semester-long, community-based study abroad program in Ecuador that seeks to create a more sustainble future for all. Like no other program in the world, we offer Fair Trade Study Abroad and the simultaneous, equitable education of local counterparts, meaning students work and study on a daily basis with community members. Facilitated by leading scholars and teaching artists, we combine challenging academics, Arts for Conflict Transformation methodology, participatory action research and engaged learning / scholarship. 

Avenida de los Conquistadores 255

Sector Cumbaya

Quito - Ecuador   

​Telephone: 593-98-558-7581


Pachaysana is revolutionizing online intercultural education

Read about Pachaysana's Online Laboratory for Decolonizing Pedagogy

"Healing our relationships with the earth and ourselves"

COVID-19 inspiring us to rethink how to live "in relationship," with examples from our on-line learning experiences.

"Holding Space for Complexity in Crisis"

Re-thinking Pachaysana during the COVID-19 global crisis.

"Rewriting Relationships"

Social change starts with relationships that are constantly de-constructed and re-constructed.

"Revolutionizing Study Abroad"

We look toward the future by reminding our friends and colleagues how we are transforming study abroad.


© 2014 by The Pachaysana Institute. 

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