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International Development in Quito

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  • City: Quito
  • Term: Fall, Winter
  • Instruction in: Spanish
  • Requirements: Students must be a Junior or Senior by program start date. Minimum 4 semesters college-level Spanish
  • Students interested in: International Studies, Social Theory and Practice, Spanish Language
  • Intersnip Available!

Students will study complex issues such as the environment, globalization, public health, and social justice as they pertain to Ecuador, while also improving their Spanish language skills. Through classes, field trips, and an extended internship or research project, students will establish a continual dialogue that helps them link experience with theory and critical analysis, living and working within local communities to address complex problems. Spend 7 weeks engaged in coursework in Quito, followed by 6 weeks working as an intern or conducting a research project with a local grassroots organization. Students can earn up to 16 credits per semester. Courses include Spanish Grammar and Writing Workshops; Introduction to Latin American Cultures; and International Development: Critical Perspectives on Theory and Practice; Community Engagement in the Global South, and more!