Stetson in Ecuador (May 12-June 10)

Stetson’s Latin American Studies Program is offering a 4-week immersion experience in the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador, this coming summer.

The program cost of $3,300 (plus airfare) includes lodging in the home of a local family, all meals, language exchanges with Ecuadoran university students, and a one-unit B course (LAMS 200) taught in English by Dr. Sitler that will focus on the diverse cultures of Latin America and, in particular, on the 4 distinct cultures of southern Ecuador (Hispanic, Cañari, Saraguro, Cholo).

The program cost also includes numerous group excursions such as hiking in El Cajas National Park, visiting the fabulous El Chorro del Carmen waterfalls, exploring the Incan ruins of Ingapirca, enjoying the Cañari Amerindian town of Tambo, and spending two nights (one a home-stay) in the fascinating indigenous community of Saraguro, a group of Native Americans moved here from Bolivia by the Inca in pre-Columbian times. Program participants can also take a Spanish course (highly recommended) at the appropriate level for an additional cost of around $1,300 (cost will vary depending on the number of students at each level).

Cuenca is one of the safest and cleanest cities in Latin America, and because of its elevation (around 8,000 ft.), it is refreshingly cool in May and June in spite of its proximity to the equator. The Universidad de Cuenca, where our courses will be held, is a large public university with around 16,000 students, many with a keen interest in getting to know students from the United States.

For more information, photos, and videos: join the Stetson in Ecuador 2018 Facebook page and/or contact Dr. Robert Sitler directly at rsitler@stetson.edu. Be sure to watch the video that includes many of the places included in the program on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/3acl5vxrDrk.