Summer Serve and Learn Spanish in Ecuador
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Summer Serve and Learn Spanish in Ecuador


  • Animal Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Tourism


  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Disability Issues
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Medicine
  • Orphans
  • Reforestation
  • Senior Citizens
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Veterinary Science
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks

Year(s) Offered

2018,2019,2020,2021,Year Round

Age Requirement

Open to All Ages

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families and Couples.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

- Orientation Tour: 4 days of travel beginning in capital city Quito, and including the famous Otavalo crafts market, visits to Andean communities, and to the Equatorial Line.
- Field Trips: A weekend trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cuenca, Cajas National Park, and the Ingapirca Inca ruins; and a chance to experience the coastal ecology of Ecuador.
- Cultural Seminar: Weekly debrief and guest lecture gives students a chance to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Ecuador.
- Other: Cultural activity such as Latin dance or cooking/volunteer project.
- Homestay with an Ecuadorian family.
- Full use of the university's facilities, including sports complex, buses and doctor's surgery.
- 6 Credits of Spanish and Service Learning.

Accommodation Options

  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays
  • Other

Experience Required



This short-term study abroad program combines intensive Spanish language instruction, travel and intercultural learning with service placements in community-based organizations in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The Serve and Learn Programs are 4 weeks in length, during the months of June and July.

Application Procedures

  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Other
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Transcript
  • Written Application