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Fact Sheet:
Instruction language:
Program Type:
HSU Summer Faculty led
Language pre-requisites:
3 semesters
Minimum GPA:
Housing options:
Internship or Service Learning:
Academic areas:
Spanish Open to non-HSU students: Yes
Credit type: Resident Credit Tuition payment made to: Extended Education
Program Description:

An HSU Program - Quito, Ecuador

This program will run in the following years: 2019   2023

Program OverviewOtovalo market place

The Quito Program is a 10-week full-immersion summer program in Quito, Ecuador. Quito is located on the northwestern coast of South America and is the capital of Ecuador and of Pichincha Province. The city is picturesquely situated on the lower slopes of Pichincha volcano in a narrow, fertile valley of the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 2850 m (9350 ft) above sea level. Because of its elevation it has a pleasant, moderate climate despite being just south of the equator.

Quito is the oldest South American capital and retains much of its colonial aspect. The city is laid out mainly according to a rectangular plan and has an expansive central plaza, many quiet parks and flower gardens, and numerous steep, narrow streets. The architecture of Quito is chiefly in the Spanish baroque style.

Some highlights of the program include:
  • Immersing yourself in the language and culture of a South American country--one of the most ecologically diverse countries on the planet.
  • Live with an Ecuadorian family.
  • Visit cultural and natural sites guided by Ecuadorian faculty
  • Visit the Otavalo Market and see the locals in their traditional dress
  • Participate in a service learning project in the local community.
             and much more!

Courses offered

SPAN 325 Spanish Grammar - 3 units

SPAN 335 Reading and Writing - 3 units
SPAN 355 Hispanic Culture and Civilization - 3 units
SPAN 365S Field Experience - 3 units

Cost Budget Sheet

This is a rigorous progam that requires 45 hours a week of study time. All field trips are manadatory.

This program is currently not accepting applications. (Exchange program applicants click application here)