IU Co-Sponsored Program
- Picturesque Andean City with a pleasant climate
- Capitol of Ecuador
- Entire 'El Centro historico' (Old city) a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Early August to late December --OR--
Early January to late May
- Semester Program with Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
- 20-30 U.S. students
- IES "Area Studies" Program*
- Spanish language immersion program
- IES CORE Course in cultural diversity, environmental studies, or political economy
- Required Spanish language course at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE)
- Additional area studies courses taught in Spanish at Facultad Latinamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO), PUCE or IES
- Students may also participate in credit-bearing internship or service learning experiences with accompanying seminars
*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors IES program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all IES tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.
- Program requires enrollment in Spanish language course and a combination of IES center course(s) AND university course(s) or an internship or service learning experience.
- 15-19 IU credits in combination of IES and university courses
- Required Spanish language course (3-4 credits)
- IES Core course (3 credits)
- 3-4 Area Studies courses
- Students live in private homes in Quito with families or señoras
- Homestay hosts provide 3 meals per day, 7 days per week
Additional Program Information
You may apply if you
- are a degree candidate at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
- are in at least your third full-time semester of college
- will have completed at least five semesters of college level Spanish or the equivalent and
- have an overall cumulative GPA of approximately 3.0
- IU scholarships, grants and loans applicable to program costs with some exceptions. Please carefully check these exceptions before you commit to a program.
- For students who will participate in for-credit internships: Overseas Study Internship Incentive Grants.
- IES Need-based, Merit-based, Diversity Scholarships, Legacy Scholarships and Disability Grants available. Visit IES Web site and select "Scholarships" from top navigation bar.
- General information about financial aid and links to additional scholarship opportunities.
Fall 2010: February 1, 2010
IU committee screens applications. Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.
IU committee screens applications.
Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.
Fall 2010 Semester
IU portion of fee: $640 IES portion of fee*: $13,230 (tuition, orientation, housing and meals, field trips, health insurance) See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.
*Program fee reflects discounted fee for IU students after benefit of the $1,500 IES Public University Grant. Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional. Initial prepayment of $500 due April 5, 2010 for fall; October for spring.
*Program fee reflects discounted fee for IU students after benefit of the $1,500 IES Public University Grant.
Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional.
Initial prepayment of $500 due April 5, 2010 for fall; October for spring.