A step-by-step relocation guide to make your move to Ecuador easier, faster and cheaper.
We’re Amelia And JP
Unconventionals & YouTubers in Ecuador
This is the course we wish we had when we moved to Ecuador in 2017. We felt our way around in the dark and learned every lesson the hard way. And some of those lessons cost us a lot of money!
This course will make your move to Ecuador easier, faster and cheaper than ours was!
You asked for a guide to make your move to Ecuador less mysterious and confusing, so that was our goal when we set out to create this course. Here is what you’ll get:
In addition to all the insider info we share in the videos and written content, you’ll also get these exclusive bonuses:
Our A-to-Z Expat Fast Track Checklist has every step you’ll need to take along the way. Once you check the last item off the list, you’ll be living in Ecuador!
We’ve created a City Comparison Matrix to help you decide where to live. Just circle the things that are important to you and your dream destination will reveal itself!
Each lesson has its own dedicated discussion forum so you can ask topic-specific questions and get personalized answers for your unique situation to help you make a decision.
The course contains 9 modules, 63 videos (3.5 hours) + text, 6 articles & 2 surveys.
We designed the course to be consumed in small chunks so you don’t feel overwhelmed. It covers every step in the process, from your decision to move to Ecuador, to living in your new home away from home.
2 Videos / 1 Article / 1 Survey
Gives a preview of the course content, provides a tutorial for using the course software, contains links for getting help and support, and lets you tell us what you’re expecting to get out of the course.
9 Videos (28 min) + Text
Covers costs of moving and living, Spanish learning shortcuts, passport prep, minimizing banking fees, mobile phone readiness, and how to get help from other expats.
5 Videos (12 min) + Text
Covers the general visa requirements, most common types of temporary residency visas, and the application process.
10 Videos (31 min) + Text
Discusses the pros & cons of the 8 most popular expat cities/areas in Ecuador, compares them to each other, and includes our top 3 choices for first-time expats.
9 Videos (21 min) + Text
+ 2 Articles
Covers the best ways to travel to Ecuador, airports, ground transportation, safety, lodging, COVID travel info & vaccine info.
8 Videos (23 min) + Text
Discusses all the steps you need to take as you prepare to move abroad, including visa prep, finances & taxes, how to handle your mail, selling vs. shipping, what to bring and preparing your family and friends for your departure.
7 Videos (18 min) + Text
Covers all the steps you need to take before you leave home and move to Ecuador, including the documents you need to bring, getting packed for the trip, considerations if you’re bringing children or pets, and making your final travel plans.
12 Videos (70 min) + Text
Covers everything you’ll need to do as you get settled in your new home away from home, including money & banking, long-term housing, cédulas, cell phones, healthcare & health insurance, saving money, religion & politics, social life, dating, avoiding scams, preparing for culture shock, and the honeymoon phase. You’ll also learn about Ecuador’s demographics, history and the flag.
1 Video (9 min) + Text
+ 1 Article / 1 Survey
Course wrap up with some final thoughts and words of encouragement. Also contains a list of additional resources and an exit survey so you can tell us what you thought of the course.
Thanks for putting together a great course! The topics covered were spot on and very relevant to me as I am traveling to Ecuador this next week for an exploratory trip. The common sense approach to the material was refreshing. Thanks for what you do.
I thought it was very helpful. Such great info and the topics covered were detailed. So many extra links and resources to all the helpful items for making a decision and making a move. Thanks Amelia & JP for putting this together!
Truly A to Z! Excellent information (videos, text, links to other videos and articles) plus access to amazing resources, and presented ala Amelia & JP style (i.e., intelligent, fun, honest). And the money saving tips will more than pay for the cost of this course.
I have been stumbling around on moving to Ecuador. Looking at really expensive tour groups, which I do not like. I like getting out and “rubbing elbows” with the locals. This has given me the insight and courage to move forward.
Learning a lot! This module was very helpful on letting us know what to expect as we go through getting ready to become expats. It’s wonderful learning from someone that’s been there and done that.
Saved Me a LOT of Time. I wish this came out before I did 5 months of research. This course tells almost all anyone needs.
Lots of good and helpful information. So glad we purchased your excellent course.
Excellent Course! Well worth the price for all this priceless information.
Has helped me to make the decision to retire in Ecuador.
We love this. Wish we would have started it earlier.
Perfect timing! All topics were covered well.
All countries should have a course like this.
Just a few of more than 250 happy students!
Similar Programs Cost a LOT More!
That’s how much popular expat tour services cost. They give you a great overview of the most popular places to live, but they don’t tell you how to MOVE to Ecuador. These tours are great if you can afford them and have 2 weeks or more to spend touring the country on a bus, but if you already know where you want to live in Ecuador, they won’t help you move here.
That’s how much you’ll pay PER TICKET to attend those popular “live abroad” events. They are a great way to meet other people in real life, and make connections to help you move to Ecuador. However, you can only attend one speaker event at a time, which means you’re bound to miss some important topics. Plus, you’ll spend the entire week being upsold to spend even more money on products and services you don’t really need.
That’s how much similar, highly specialized how-to and motivational eCourses like this one cost. We’ve seen some specialty eCourses like ours priced as high as $1,500! And we’ve seen other expat eCourses that are equivalent to just ONE of our NINE modules priced around $100!
Most people can’t afford (or at least don’t want to spend) thousands of dollars just to research and plan their move abroad. So we wanted our eCourse to be affordable for anyone who is seriously considering a move to Ecuador.
And some of our money-saving tips will likely save you FAR more than the cost of the course!