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Featuring CCIS Programs

Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil, Ecuador (Latin America)



Quick Facts

Fall 2018
Dates:  September 9  December 14
Application Deadline:  April 15, 2018
Costs:  $10,890 CCIS Member | $11,290 Non-Member

Spring 2018
Dates:  February 11 - May 25
Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017
Costs:  $10,530 CCIS Member | $10,930 Non-Member

Please note $800 deposit due two weeks after acceptance.

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Program Overview

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. Malécon 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 Peñas on the north.

The Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning that achieved high prestige in the community. Católica 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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Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

College of Staten Island, CUNY
John Dunleavy
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
StudyAB@csi.cuny.edu
Tel:(718) 982-2100

This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.

Academics & Program

Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil in Guayaquil

La Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil is located in the commercial, import-export hub of Ecuador. La Universidad Católica is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning that has achieved high prestige in the community. Católica 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.

Course Offerings

The Fall Semester Program in Guayaquil combines intensive language instruction (at all levels) with the study of Ecuadorian history and culture. Students earn 12 to 15 credits. All courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Students must complete a course pre-registration form, provided to them prior to departure.

Note: The semester program is offered during the fall semester only.

Spanish Language

Taught in six levels, Spanish instruction places heavy emphasis upon oral communication and uses an interactive methodology. CCIS students receive personalized attention in the small classes ranging from two to eight students. The Spanish courses are taught in one-month intensive sessions. This enables students to take more than one level in one semester.

*These two courses can be taught either in English or in Spanish, but not both, depending on the level of language knowledge in the class.

Winter and Summer Short-Term Academic Program

In the four-week program July and the three-week program in January, 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.

Spanish Language

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

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.

Student Services

In addition to tours of Guayaquil, field trips within Ecuador are organized during the semester .

Since Ecuador has environmental, geographical, and cultural diversity, these field excursions are designed to introduce students to "another" Ecuador. Semester trips may include a visit to Spanish colonial cities of Quito or Cuenca. 
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Duration & Costs

Duration 
Fall 2018: September 9 - December 14, 2018
Spring 2018: February 11 - May 25, 2018

Costs
Fall 2018
$10,890 CCIS Member | $11,290 Non-Member 

Spring 2018
$10,530 CCIS Member | $10,930 Non-Member 

Please note $800 deposit due two weeks after acceptance.

Please contact the College of Staten Island for more information. Course offering, dates, and costs subject to change.

Costs Included: Tuition and fees, room and partial board, local field trips, pre-departure and on-site orientations, sickness and accident insurance, and airport pickup

Costs Not Included: Airfare ($800-$1,000), personal expenses ($1,500), books ($100-$250)

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 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.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Fall: April 15
Spring: November 1

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA: 2.5 GPA or higher
Submittal Requirements: Official transcripts, two academic references for the first semester, academic reference for winter and summer programs, statement of purpose. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed at least one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application.
Entry Requirements: Please view entry requirements at the Embassy of Ecuador's website

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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Sarah Maxwell

The program in Guayaquil offers many options to really integrate students into the culture for a
complete exchange experience, yet it is still accessible to beginning-level students.

Rachel Hammond

Ecuador has it all. Educationally, the study abroad program is top-notch. The Universidad
Católica is a fabulous university. I had the opportunity to enroll in university classes with
Ecuadorians, and finished those classes with many Ecuadorian friends and an enriched vision of
this country.