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Spanish Abroad — Quito, Ecuador

*This program will not be offered this summer*

Program Description
The Quito Program is a 10-week full-immersion summer program directed by faculty in the Spanish Program of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Humboldt State University.

This program follows the Humboldt State University summer Schedule and generally begins the last week in May and ends the first week of August. Interested students should apply in the spring semester preceding the program.

Ecuador [map] is located on the northwestern coast of South America. It is one of the smallest countries in the region, about the size of the state of Nevada. The continental territory of Ecuador borders Peru to the south and east (approx. 1,420 km), Colombia to the north (590 km) and the Pacific Ocean to the west (2,237 km of coastline) . Quito [more info], the capital, is located in the Andes Mountains at 9,500 feet above sea level and has a population of 1,620,000 inhabitants. It is the country's second largest city.

Spanish Language & Culture Pathway Courses:
Course Number Course Title Units

SPAN 325

Spanish Grammar Abroad: Ecuador 3
SPAN 335 Spanish Reading and Writing Abroad: Ecuador 3
SPAN 355 Culture and Civilization Abroad: Ecuador 3
SPAN 365 S Spanish Field Experience Abroad: Ecuador  3

Total units 12  

Program Highlights

  • Immerse 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.
  • All courses apply to the HSU Spanish major, minor, or HSU graduating electives.
  • Some courses apply to the following International Studies major concentrations: Latin American Studies, Global Cultural Studies, and Third World Development Studies
  • May use partial financial aid to cover all program related expenses.
Program cost varies from year to year due to changes in the Ecuadorian economy as well as Humboldt State University tuition changes.
For information about the 2014 program, view the Full Information Flyer 2014.
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Apply for this HSU faculty-led program on the Center for International Programs Study Abroad website at:

Co-Directors Prof. Lilianet Brintrup, (707) 826-3123,
Prof. Francisco de la Cabada, (707)826-3345,
Fax:    707/826-4320

This program requires a minimum number of students for final approval