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June 9 - June 29, 2013
Approximate cost $2,080
Contact Professor Brockway to find out how you can participate.
Experience the culture and history of Ecuador and immerse yourself in the Spanish language. Develop or increase your Spanish listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in the Mountain View College Credit Spanish Language Program. This unique program is in collaboration with the Academia Latinoamericana de Español in Quito, Ecuador. Earn six hours of transferable credit in Spanish during the 2013 Summer I session.
Your native Spanish-speaking instructors at the Academia Latinoamericana de Español will bring the culture, art and history of Ecuador into the classroom each day. In addition, you will participate in tours into Ecuador's colorful past, visit market places, and live with the people of Quito. While your Spanish adventure in Ecuador can be as exciting or relaxed as you choose, you will be challenged by the many avenues of learning that are too enticing to resist. You can bask in the sunlight of Ecuador's tropical beaches, shop at mountain Indian markets, climb glacier-covered Andean volcanoes, trek to Amazon villages, or just take walks through the incredibly cosmopolitan and exciting city of Quito, the largest intact colonial city center in Latin America.
A part of the unique nature of the Mountain View College Credit Spanish Language program is the opportunity to live in an Ecuadorian home and share your experiences with your host family. All students are placed in homes that offer yet another opportunity to increase language skills and build lasting friendships. You will become a part of your host family's lives as they share their children's school day stories or discuss Ecuador's current events, politics and culture. You will also get to experience the unique flavors of Ecuadorian dishes prepared by your host family.
Hope to see you there.