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.

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. 

Unprecedented times require us to think, act and learn in unprecedented ways. COVID-19 is not only asking us to rethink international education, but higher education overall, and we are offering a series of online WEBINARS and WORKSHOPS that challenge us to re-imagine intercultural and international learning. Learn more!

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Avenida de los Conquistadores 255

Sector Cumbaya

Quito - Ecuador   

​Telephone: 593-98-558-7581


"R(evolution)izing Online Education"

From our Oct workshops to our dynamic Spring virtual study abroad program, learn about Pachaysana's online programming.

"Back to School"

An update on our "back to school" work and what we are preparing for the future

"Re-storying our World"

Links to our ongoing workshops and writings about how Pachaysana is re-imagining education and community.


© 2014 by The Pachaysana Institute. 

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