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Quito, Ecuador

Community Internships in Latin America - Fall & Spring Semester

The Community Internships in Latin America program focuses on community participation and social change. Current issues of globalization, ecological issues, oil politics and Plan Colombia are addressed. Models of community participation, organization, development and social change are compared and contrasted.

Community Participation & Social Change |  Internship (placement & seminar)  |
Independent Study
Homestays are provided as housing for the duration of the semester.
This HECUA semester abroad is an SMU Affiliated Program. As such, all Federal and State aid (except work study) and up to $2,000 in SMU institutional aid may be applied to the program's costs. Contact the Director of Study Abroad to discuss program fees and financial aid.
Program Dates/Application Deadline
The Fall Semester 2016 program dates are September 1 through December 9, 2016. The application deadline is March 15, 2016. The Spring Semester 2017 program dates are February 3 through May 13, 2017. The application deadline is November 1, 2016.
Application Procedures
To be eligible, you must have completed the equivalent of two years of college Spanish, have at least a 2.0 GPA (preferably a 2.5 GPA), and be of sophomore status.
Next Steps
After acceptance, complete the following required items.
Country/City Information
Ecuador is the smallest country in the rugged Andean highlands in Northwestern South America.