Summer I 2020
Dates: June 28- July 22, 2020
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
Costs: $TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member
Please note $500 deposit due two weeks after acceptance.
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Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador with nearly three million inhabitants, is the commercial, industrial, and import export hub of the country. Situated on the Guayas River and the Pacific coast, Guayaquil is known for its contagious informality, lively social life, and year-round tropical weather. Guayaquil, known as the Pacific Pearl, is the main port of Ecuador. Malecon 2000, the largest architectural development in the last century of Guayaquil's history, is a waterfront boardwalk that runs from Cuenca Street in the south of the city, all the way to Barrio las Penas on the north.
The Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning that achieved high prestige in the community. Catolica has an attractive campus and a very active student life, including numerous social and recreational facilities as well as computer labs. The campus is served by public transportation. More than 5,500 students are enrolled in degree programs such as Architecture, Law, Business, Sociology, Education, Literature, Communications, Psychology, Economics and Engineering.
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Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil
La Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil is located in the commercial, import-export hub of Ecuador. La Universidad Catolica is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning that has achieved high prestige in the community. Catolica has an attractive campus and a very active student life, including numerous social and recreational facilities as well as computer labs.
The campus is served by public transportation. More than 5,500 students are enrolled in degree programs such as Architecture, Law, Business, Sociology, Education, Literature, Communications, Psychology, Economics and Engineering. The program combines intensive Spanish language instruction (beginning through advanced) with the study of Ecuadorian history and culture.
Students earn 4 credits in Spanish language in the short-term sessions. A GPA of 2.5, as well as an official transcript, one letter of recommendation, and a statement of purpose are required for admission to the program, which is open to students from freshman through graduate level standing.
Summer Short-Term Academic Program
In the three or four-week programs offered in January and July, students are introduced to Ecuador by combining intensive Spanish language and Ecuadorian culture study with homestay arrangements and organized field trips. Students enroll in one course for four credits. Spanish instruction places a heavy emphasis upon oral communication and uses an interaction methodology.
CCIS students receive personalized attention in the small classes ranging from two to eight students.
All programs participants live with Ecuadorian host families. The arrangement gives each participant the opportunity to learn about Ecuadorian culture first-hand. Students gain support in the new country from interaction with the family while following the host family's customs including: eating meals, respecting host norms, and being sensitive to Ecuadorian culture.
Ecuadorian food consists mainly of soup and stews, corn pancakes, rice, eggs, and vegetables. Seafood is particularly good, even in the highlands.
Dates: June 28, 2019- July 22, 2020
Costs: $TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member
Course offering, dates, and costs subject to change.
$500 desposit due two weeks after acceptance.
Costs Included: Overseas tuition, homestay with partial board, local activities, orientation in the US and abroad, orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, airport pickup
Costs Not Included: International airfare $800, additional meals $100, Personal expenses $300
All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.
Please note $500 deposit due 2 weeks after acceptance.
Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.
March 1, 2020
"My Study Abroad trip to Ecuador was great. The necessary things were organized and the courses that I took are on my transcript. And the best part is, I can graduate on time!"