Intensive Spanish in Ecuador

Location: Ecuador: Quito

Term: Summer, Winter

Dates: Year Round

The University of Minnesota

Learning Abroad Center, 230 Heller Hall 271 19th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States

Call Us

Phone: 888.700.UOFM

Fax: 612.626.8009


Improve your Spanish while enjoying plenty of opportunities to explore Quito, a culturally rich city high in the Andes and surrounded by volcanic peaks. The biological and geographic diversity of Quito offers countless adventures in the wild.

Take one language course over a three-week period and earn 4 undergraduate credits. All classes take place at the University of Minnesota’s partner organization, Fundación CIMAS - a local study center. Small class sizes allow you many opportunities to practice your language skills and receive feedback from the instructor.

You will live with a host family, who will help boost your Spanish while introducing you to local culture and traditions.

This program can be combined with the MSID Ecuador semester or academic year program for an extended experience abroad.


Although excursions vary from year to year, you can expect to visit a variety of sites such as local markets in and near Quito.

Homestays are an integral component of the learning experience. You will live and share most meals your family in order to gain deeper cultural insight into Ecuadorian life.

Degree Level


  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Tuition, housing, some meals, insurance, and excursions.

Credit Available


This Program is open to

American Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Ecuador

in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application