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

May 27 - June 26 / July 1 - July 29

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