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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UP applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Education, Social Sciences, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Homestays
Program Description:

Quito, Ecuador: Education or Language Intensive

Summer 2020

"Quito was an incredible place to study abroad. Being immersed in Ecuadorian culture truly ignited my passion for language and travel."
-Bailey Morisak, 2017, Nursing major, Spanish & Social Justice minor

Academics:

Students take 6 credits in one of the following two tracks, Language Intensive or Education

The Experience:

The capital city of Ecuador, Quito is located in the Guayllabamba river basin on the slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains. The historic center of Quito contains one or the largest, least-altered, and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. In fact, Quito and Kraków, Poland were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO. The city is also located near the equator; in fact ecuador in Spanish is equator!

Students will have the opportunity to enhance Spanish skills in the classroom and with a home stay family.  Students will also learn about the cultures of Ecuador and other Latin American countries through readings and discussions in class, and program excursions that will explore the location surrounding Quito.  Excursions for 2018 included visits to: Mitad del Mundo (equator), Otavalo (nearby indigenous city), and an Ecuadoran jungle. Excursions for 2020 will be available in April. All program activities will be completed in Spanish. These excursions are part of the program expenses. 
 

The Center:

UP is partnering with the Andean Center for Latin American Studies ACLAS to provide high quality, safe, and accessible learning in Quito. The center has 8 classrooms, a computer lab, library, kitchen, and a courtyard for study. The center is accessible to students 24/7 and a guard is on-site to watch the campus.
 

Financial Aid:

Cost: $6,205.00
This program is eligible for State, Federal, Private and UP Financial Aid; however, summer aid typically is in the form of loans. For more financial aid information visit: http://www.up.edu/finaid/other-aid/study-abroad.html
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 11/15/2019 01/15/2020 05/13/2020 06/23/2020