University of Minnesota: MSID - International Development in Ecuador

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  • Location(s): Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Research

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Experience contemporary Ecuadorian culture—a blend of indigenous and Spanish colonial—while improving your Spanish language skills. You’ll also contribute through an internship or research project with a nonprofit organization while you are there.... read more

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Yes, it was definitely worthwhile. I improved my spanish skills significantly; I learned how to travel on my own in a foreign country; I became more flexible as I navigated host-family relationships and differences of culture in general; and I saw how my development studies play out in real life. - Grinnell College View Entire Review
I've gained a lot of conversation Spanish practice and even the confidence to enter into a conversation, which I did not have before this. No plans are changed because I don't really have any plans. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
It made me much more confident about my language abilities and increased my academic and personal independence. - Carleton College View Entire Review
Yes, I loved getting to see the whole country more or less. However, I only got to get to know locals toward the end of my program. I wish I got to practice Spanish more and interact with locals more! - University of the Pacific View Entire Review

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Experience contemporary Ecuadorian culture—a blend of indigenous and Spanish colonial—while improving your Spanish language skills. You’ll also contribute through an internship or research project with a nonprofit organization while you are there. Explore the complex realities around issues such as environment, globalization, public health, and social justice. Live with a homestay family, which gives you a vital connection to Ecuadorian culture.



Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Writing, General
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Latin American Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Environmental Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1989
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