Hearts of Gold Volunteers teach free English classes to young Ecuadorians. In exchange, the Municipality of Cuenca offers complimentary Spanish classes and cultural excursions to expats. In its Pilot Year (2015-2016), the Language Integration Program took place at 8 Cultural Centers in Cuenca. LIP provides two 1.5 hour classes per week to over 200 children. This program, the first of its kind in Cuenca, pioneers a new way to foster relationships between Ecuadorians and the expanding Expat community.