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  • Locations: Cuenca, Ecuador; Cusco, Peru; Galapagos, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy Program Director: Guthrie, Nancy
Housing Options: Homestay Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Host Country Language: Spanish
Online Course Catalog Available: Yes Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: INTED
Program Description:
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Semester in Ecuador


Picturesque colonial centers, Kichwa villages, Amazonian rainforest and the breathtaking heights of the Andes – Ecuador may be small, but it has a dazzling array of wonders.

—Lonely Planet

 

Semester in the Andes

Map

 

Housed in the Center for Inter-American Studies (CEDEI), the Semester in Ecuador program provides study options that include:
• Intensive Spanish language at all levels and medical Spanish. Small classes are the norm.

Transfer credit has been pre-approved for Spanish courses by the department of World Languages and Cultures. Check with the Program Coordinator for details.


Internships
Gain valuable language and work experience related to your field of study. Participants work for community-based organizations and industry in and around the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. Past examples include but are not limited to: anthropology, business, horticulture, social and economic development, journalism, urban and regional planning.

Courses taught in English
Anthropology, Art, Business, Communication, Education, Environmental Studies, Music, Political Science, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Teaching Practice Students have the opportunity to complete their student teaching (second half semester) in CEDEI’s bilingual K-10th grade school.

Field trips include an orientation trip to the Amazon Rainforest near Quito, 5-day mid-term field study to the Galapagos Islands, and a 7-day study tour to Peru, including Machu Picchu. Amazing!

Accommodation: Homestay includes three meals per day.
Cuenca
Calendar:
Fall Semester: late August to mid-December
Spring Semester: early January to mid-May

Program Fee: approximately $14,700 USD per semester
Includes all tuition and fees, transcript at the end of the term, 3 major field trips, and all accommodations for one student per host family.
Does not include airfare, books, and other incidentals. Visa is required for a semester abroad and costs about $450 USD.

 


CEDEI´s Office of International Programs and Spanish Department are located in a beautifully restored house in the heart of Cuenca´s colonial center. Between classes, students can relax in the rooftop student center or check email with free wifi access. The building is located within walking distance to many of Cuenca's attractions including Parque Calderón, the Tomebamba river, as well as food and artisan markets.
 

Location

Ecuador 2 Cuenca, in the southern part of the Ecuadorian Andes, was founded in 1557 and is the city of eternal spring at 8,000 feet above sea level.

Population: 350,000 (Ecuador’s third largest city) and possibly the most charming. 

A UNESCO World Heritage Trust site noted for its Renaissance urban planning and fusion of Spanish, mestizo, and Andean cultures, Cuenca is a center of culture and art for Ecuador. Also a university town, the city boasts wonderful cuisine, several prominent public and private institutions, and a thriving nightlife.

 

Check out the CEDEI website for specific information: http://www.international.cedei.org/

Photos (top to bottom)
CEDEI facilities
Andean landscape
Cathedral in Cuenca
Sobriety test on the equator?



Inquiries:
Program Coordinator
Nancy T. Guthrie
107 Catt Hall
(515) 294-1162
nguthrie@iastate.edu
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