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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Internship Minimum Class Standing: 2 Junior
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Area of Study: Agriculture, Anthropology, Cultural and Linguistic Immersion, Ecology, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Health, Human Rights, Humanities, International Studies, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Service Learning, Spanish Language
Program Description:
On CISabroad’s Intern in Ecuador program, you may find yourself working on a sustainable farm or developing educational curriculum for at-risk children. You could also intern at an orphanage, work in community development, or learn the ropes in a medical facility. Whatever your placement in Ecuador, you’ll gain professional work experience tailored to your skills and interests. And, you’ll receive strong staff support throughout the program. There’s no better way to boost your résumé, improve your Spanish, and fall in love with this enchanting country.

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • Local community development opportunities – You will get to know your host community and learn about the unique challenges Ecuadorians face by working in an orphanage, women’s center, or any of our other intern placements.
     
  • Resume-boosting experience – Besides improving your Spanish language skills, you’ll be gaining valuable international work experience and professional references for the future. This will certainly help during the post-graduation job search!
  • Strong staff support – Before your trip you will work with CISabroad staff in the US, and once you arrive in Quito, our site director will help you with internship and homestay placement, excursions, and general support.
     
Location:
From lively indigenous festivals to lovely outdoor cafés in tranquil parks, Quito is a city of wonderful contrasts. Its mixed history of ancient empires and colonialism is visible in the ruins that dot the landscape and the incredible Spanish-style churches and leafy plazas. UNESCO named the entire downtown a World Heritage site and described Quito as having “the best-preserved, least-altered historic center in Latin America.” Surrounding the city are volcanoes and impressive mountains, all easily accessible from downtown Quito for stunning views of the Pinchincha valley.

Ecuador has a wide variety of climates and they changed based on altitude. There truly is a little bit of everything offered in this country with coastal beaches, rainforests and mountain ranges. There is also the exciting ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands to visit, a UNESCO World Heritage site with quite exotic wildlife. With such a wide range of environments to choose from, you will experience countless adventures with new friends during Intern in Ecuador.


Highlights:
There are many reasons to Intern in Ecuador, but here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

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Visit volcanoes, beaches, rain forest, waterfalls, mountain villages, market towns, and more!
•   Great, inexpensive Andean cuisine, including local specialty cuy (guinea pig!)
•   Incredible weekend excursions - visit the lush coast, trek in the mountains, or sit in the shadow of a volcano
•   Strong on-site support from our site director
•   Visit nearby ruins to learn about Quito’s importance in the Incan empire
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2018 11/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 03/14/2018 08/16/2017 09/29/2017
NOTE: This program offers 4 different summer sessions so the dates are most likely to vary depending on the session you choose.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.