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  • Locations: Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 05/11/2018 06/10/2018
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2. Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.25
Housing Type: Homestay Language Requirements: Spanish – required previous language study: 2 semesters
Area of Study: Latin American Studies, Spanish Language of Instruction: Spanish
Type of Program: Academic Study
Program Description:
Program Title:
Rhodes Summer: Spanish Language Immersion in Ecuador

Location:
Cuenca, Ecuador

Dates:
May 11 - June 10, 2018

Courses:
Spanish 209  - Spanish in Latin America (F10, F11)
Spanish 309 -  Spanish in Latin America (F11)

Program Description:
Co-Directors Catherine Sundt and Nora Jabbour will lead this course in conjunction with Estudio Sampere in Cuenca, Ecuador with excursions to Quito, Ingapirca, Otavalo, and El Cajas. Five days per week, students will have 2 daily hours of instruction in intermediate or advanced language, 2 daily hours of instruction in cultural and conversational competency, one 45-minute Rhodes session, and one supplementary activity. Weekend cultural excursions are integrated into the language and cultural learning goals of the course. Students have twice-weekly formal instruction on culture in addition to the cultural content of the language-acquisition sessions. Daily assignments require students to gather and organize cultural observation in writing assignments and oral presentations. Excursions and museum visits’ content is integrated into the language-acquisition and cultural competency design of the course.

Students stay with local families, eating 3 meals/day with their families. Students live within walking distance of the Sampere facility.

Program Fee:
TBD

Pre-requisites:
For Spanish 209, Rhodes Spanish 102 or permission of director.
For Spanish 309, Rhodes Spanish 202 or permission of director.
GPA Minimum 3.25

Contact:
Professors Eric Henager & Nora Jabbour