Ecuador - Learning Abroad Center: Quito, Studies in International Development


Semester: Fall, Spring
Program Provider: University of Minnesota, Learning Abroad Center
Language of Instruction: Spanish

Language Requirement: Four semesters of college-level Spanish or its equivalent
Courses: ‚Äč 

  • 4 required courses; 7 weeks of course instruction; 6 weeks of internship/research
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing OR Introduction to Latin American Cultures
  • Historical and Political Context of Ecuador
  • International Development (students 1 development theme)
    • Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance
    • Public Health and Traditional Andean Medicine
    • Human Rights: Policy and Practice
    • Environmental Challenges from the Andes to the Amazon
  • Community Engagement (6-week internship or research project, can be used to meet Capstone requirement)

Foreign Language Courses: Advanced Spanish; an optional Intensive Spanish course is offered prior to the semester for an additional cost
Housing: Homestay; Breakfast and dinner provided daily
Internship option: Yes; Internship locations are within a 3-hour radius of Quito; 150-180 hours per semester at internship site, may count for Capstone credit
Research option: Yes; 150-180 hours per semester at research site, may count for Capstone credit

Learn More: Penn State Program PageUniversity of Minnesota Program Page

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