Stetson in Ecuador (May 12-June 10)

Stetson’s Latin American Studies Program is offering a 4-week immersion course in Cuenca, Ecuador, this coming summer.

The program cost of $3,300 (plus airfare) includes lodging with a local family, all meals, cultural exchanges with Ecuadoran students, and a one-unit B course (LAMS 200) taught in English by Dr. Sitler focusing on the diverse cultures of Latin America and, in particular, on the 4 distinct cultures of southern Ecuador (Hispanic, Cañari, Saraguro, Cholo). The cost also includes numerous excursions such as El Cajas National Park, the fabulous El Chorro del Carmen waterfalls, the Incan ruins of Ingapirca, the Cañari Native American town of Tambo, and two nights (one a home-stay) in the beautiful indigenous community of Saraguro.

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 being so near 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, join the Stetson in Ecuador 2018 Facebook page and/or contact Dr. Robert Sitler directly at