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Study Abroad: Yale Summer Session in Quito: Intermediate Spanish I + II & Culture (SPAN S130-S140 & S249)
Quito, Ecuador
Program Terms: Summer
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Website: Click to visit
Program Budget: Summer
Quick Facts:
 Type of Activity:
Study Abroad
 Class Standing at Time of Enrollment:
1 first semester freshman, 1.5 second semester freshman, 2 first semester sophomore, 2.5 second semester sophomore, 3 first semester junior, 3.5 second semester junior, 4 first semester senior, 4.5 second semester senior, graduate or professional student, other
 Fields of Study:
Language study (program is exclusively language study)
 Program Language(s):
 Minimum Semesters of
Language Study Required
(Yale or equivalent)
2 Semesters
Program Description:

YSS in Quito, Ecuador
SPAN S130-S140: Intermediate Spanish I & II (Group I, L3-L4)
SPAN S249: Cultural Studies of Ecuador: From Pre-Columbian Times to the Present
(Group I, Hu)

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Course Dates: Monday, June 2 – Saturday, July 26, 2014
Students should arrive in Quito on Saturday, June 28.

Prerequisite: SPAN 120 (Elementary Spanish II) or equivalent

Expenses: Participants are responsible for all costs of the program. A breakdown of the program budget can be found by clicking on the "Program Budget" link here or at the top of the page.

Funding: Yale students on financial aid are eligible for the International Summer Award (ISA). 
(Please be aware the ISA has a cap of $10,000.) Students from other universities should consult their financial aid offices.

Course Description:  4 weeks in New Haven (Monday, June 2 to Thursday, June 26) 4 weeks in Lima (Saturday, June 28 to Saturday, July 26). Priority is given to Yale students.
SPAN S130-S140: Development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through communicative activities rather than as a sequence of linguistic units. Use of authentic Spanish language texts, films, and videos; presentation of cultural topics.
SPAN S249: Analysis and discussion of the historical, social, and cultural development of Ecuador from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Presented through a variety of materials (literary texts, essays, films, music, visual arts). Students must take both courses.
SPAN S130-S140: 3 Credits, SPAN S249: 1 Credit, Total: 4 credits 

Instructors: Terry Seymour, and Sebastian Diaz,

Housing Abroad: Each student will stay with an Ecuadorian family, and will have their own room. Please keep in mind that the living conditions will vary considerably from host family to host family. All meals are provided with housing.  Students must leave housing on the last day of the program.

Trips & Activities*: Middle-of-the-World Monument, Otavalo Indian Market and overnight stay with Otavalan family, Cotopaxi volcano, and a three-day trip to the Amazon Rainforest at at La Casa del Suizo. In Quito: museums, churches,  and cultural activities such as a dance workshop, a theater workshop and talks on topics of general interest.  *Subject to change.

Application Process: Apply through the Center for International Experience website.
Application fee: $55 Application opens: December 15, 2013 Application deadline: February 2014

Airfare: Students are responsible for booking their own airfare to and from the program location.   Students should arrive in Quito on Saturday, June 28; class will not meet on Friday, June 27 to allow for travel.  Travel arrangements home should be made for Saturday, July 26.

Passport/Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport and researching if a visa is needed. (U.S. citizens do not require a visa for this program.) If a student requires a visa and needs supporting documents from the Study Abroad office, they must give the office at least a week's notice in preparing those documents for them. If needed, a visa must be obtained before classes begin in New Haven.

Pre-departure Orientation: A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held for this program.

Questions: For course content questions contact instructors: or For general program questions contact the Study Abroad staff:

 Click here to view the list of CIPE Residential College Peers: students in your college who have already participated in an international experience.

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Dates and Deadlines:
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.