Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France; Quito, Ecuador
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Ecuador, the only country in the world that has a geological feature as part of the name, takes pride that the equator runs through its country. Ecuador has four distinct regions: The Andes, the Amazon jungle, the Coastal region, and the Galapagos. In this course we will focus on two; Quito, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site capital city and San Clemente, a coastal village of about 2,000 inhabitants. This course will study the land, history, economy, and people of Ecuador, that is, their customs, traditions, beliefs, festivals, religion, use of medicinal herbs, food, and their architecture. There are still about twenty-seven indigenous groups and we will study life before, during and after the Incas. The Incan Empire was the largest and most sophisticated pre-Colombian civilization in South America and their language, Quechua, is still spoken by the majority of indigenous people. We will visit churches, markets, plazas, museums and schools where we will be taught about Quechua and students will also teach English to young students at a local school. We will also experience a religious ritual and learn about the textile industry. We will take a cooking class and drive to one of the world's highest active volcanoes.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of overnight hotel/hostel/homestay accommodations.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program leader Raquel Lodeiro O'Barr.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||03/06/2020||03/14/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Raquel Lodeiro by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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