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CISabroad Intern in Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall,
January Term,
Maymester,
Spring,
Summer,
Wintermester
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Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
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Areas of Study:
Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Botany, Chinese, Culture, Dietetics & Nutrition, Ecology, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Gender Studies, Health and Human Services, Humanities, International Studies, Internship, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Service Learning, Social Work, Spanish, Theatre/Drama
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Program:
Affiliated
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Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
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Housing Options:
Homestay
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Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Student, 6. Ph.D.
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Credit Type:
Pass/Fail
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Program Type:
Internship
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Minimum GPA:
2.5
Program Description:
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Program Information:

On CISabroad’s Intern in Ecuador program, you may find yourself working on a sustainable farm or developing educational curriculum for at-risk children. You could also intern at an orphanage, work in community development, or learn the ropes in a medical facility. Whatever your placement in Ecuador, you’ll gain professional work experience tailored to your skills and interests. And, you’ll receive strong staff support throughout the program. There’s no better way to boost your résumé, improve your Spanish, and fall in love with this enchanting country.

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • Internships available in urban and rural settings, including Quito, the jungle, the coast, and the Galapagos
  • Intensive Spanish language course in Quito included in your program
  • Hands-on internship placements customized just for you
  • Incredible weekend excursions—visit the lush coast, trek in the mountains, or sit in the shadow of a volcano
  • Strong on-site support from our site director
  • At least one meal per day included
Location:
From lively indigenous festivals to lovely outdoor cafés in tranquil parks, Quito is a city of wonderful contrasts. It has a mixed history of ancient empires and colonialism. This history is visible in the ruins that dot the landscape and in the incredible Spanish-style churches and leafy plazas. UNESCO named the entire downtown a World Heritage site. They described Quito as having “the best-preserved, least-altered historic center in Latin America.”

Quito comprises several distinct neighborhoods. You'll love the historic downtown with its colorful buildings, cobblestone streets, and street vendors selling everything you can possibly imagine. Equally fun is the Mariscal Sucre, the heart of the traveler scene in Quito. It’s rife with international restaurants, travel agencies, and hostels, and has a very lively dance scene. In other neighborhoods, you can visit an incredible museum that pays tribute to Oswaldo Guayasamin (Quito’s favorite artist), independent cinemas, and bohemian enclaves. If music is your passion, you can tap your feet to live traditional Andean tunes, pulsating salsa, and cumbia. Lastly, you can get lost for hours in the local parks and craft markets set amidst colonial grandeur. Most importantly, it’s all easily accessible by bus, taxi, or foot.

Volcanoes and the impressive Andes mountains surround Quito. Every day, you'll glimpse stunning views of the Pichincha Valley and the snow-capped peaks of Cotopaxi, an active volcano. At the same time, you can access other amazing opportunities for exploration from the highest capital in the world. Ecuador is packed with adventure and amazing biodiversity, from the Amazonian jungle to crater lakes to the Galapagos Islands. Getting to these locations is easy and quick. Furthermore, you can be on the beach in the morning, Quito in the afternoon, and the Amazon jungle at night, all in the same day!

 

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/30/2019 09/28/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/28/2019 08/24/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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