Rhodes Summer: Spanish Language Immersion in Ecuador
May 11 - June 10, 2018
Spanish 209 - Spanish in Latin America (F10, F11)
Spanish 309 - Spanish in Latin America (F11)
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.
For Spanish 209, Rhodes Spanish 102 or permission of director.
For Spanish 309, Rhodes Spanish 202 or permission of director.
GPA Minimum 3.25
ric Henager & Nora Jabbour