Ecuador Semester Program

InterVarsity Study Abroad partners with Living and Learning International to provide a study abroad semester designed to combine classroom learning, discipleship in community, and practical internships in this unique cross-cultural setting.

God is using this semester program to challenge college students to live intentionally, to grow in their faith, and to discover how your passions and gifts can impact the nations.

Program Pillars

1. Life in Community: A key component of this program is living and learning in intentional Christian community to grow in your faith and understanding of God’s purposes in the world.

2. Academic Courses: There are three required courses in this program—Spanish, Local History, Arts & Culture, and Community Development—that will be taken with elective Bible and general education courses for a full academic course load.

3. Service and Ministry: Throughout the semester, you will gain practical vocational experience at an internship placement based on your interest, major, and future career goals. Additionally, you and the cohort will spend 6 days in the Amazon rainforest serving with long-term missionaries at a school.

4. Cross-Cultural Engagement: Alongside your internship experience and language learning, you will spend four weeks living with an Ecuadorian host family.

5. Excursions: The academic calendar ends with three weeks remaining for travel. Together with the cohort, you will visit Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, and the Coast of Ecuador for celebration and debrief of your semester experience.

Program Location

This semester abroad opportunity is based in Quito, the nation's capital which is nestled within the Andes Mountains. Quito has amazing weather and is famous for its eternal springtime conditions. The city offers rich history, architecture, friendly people and safe living conditions in which to grow and learn.

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