UC San Diego Global Seminars / UCSD: Quito - Culture, Language, and Child Development in Ecuador

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Quito, Ecuador is an ideal international location to study first hand the intersection of language, culture, and learning. Quito is a major urban city with visible and tangible influences from old world Europe, Indigenous cultures and peoples, and... read more

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Quito, Ecuador is an ideal international location to study first hand the intersection of language, culture, and learning. Quito is a major urban city with visible and tangible influences from old world Europe, Indigenous cultures and peoples, and modern industrialized nations. There are various ethnic and cultural communities living together in Quito and around all of Ecuador, allowing many opportunities to experience diverse cultures and languages in one region. Given this mix of linguistic, cultural and socio-historical practices, the city of Quito provides an excellent opportunity for students to observe and participate in diverse cultural communities with diverse practices related to child rearing, language use, and teaching and learning.

We spend the summer investigating the cultural nature of child development, specifically looking at cognitive development and the intersection of language, culture and schools. We will visit various sites within Quito to investigate historical and cultural influences on contemporary learning theories, conduct naturalistic observations of children and families and write ethnographic field notes of our experiences within Quito and on the two excursions outside of Quito. Students will arrive back to UCSD with a deep understanding of both basic theories of development and learning and first hand understanding of how development is itself a cultural process.

The ability to speak Spanish is not necessary—a passion to learn about culture, child development, and education is!

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Education
  • Cultural Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.0
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