The 13-week Semester Program focuses on Intensive Spanish language study (150 hours), as well as history, culture and the socio-economic institutions of Ecuador. The number of students in each group depends on the level of proficiency. Each student will be given a placement evaluation on the first day to determine their ability level. If the college requires a minimum proficiency of one to two years in Spanish, students will be divided into three groups: Intermediate, Upper-intermediate and Advanced. If no prior Spanish is required before coming to Ecuador, we will include a beginner-level class for new students to the language.
Other Academic Courses:
The semester includes activities described in the Summer Program, and two academic courses may be included: Anthropology, History, or Ecology. These courses are taught in English.