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Affiliated Departments
  - Sociology
  - Spanish
  - Latin American Studies
  - Religious Studies  
  - Communications
  - Biology

Affiliated Faculty
  - Dr. Brian Jennings
  - Prof. Kathy Ozment
  - Dr. Kennon Rice
  - Dr. Robert Seesengood

  - Prof. Margaret Rakus
  - Dr. Karen Campbell


Interim in Ecuador

Departs on Dec 27th and Returns on Jan 18th

Earn Credits for one of the following:


IDS or Global Connections

Natural Science Foundations


Latin American Studies  

For information contact Dr. Jennings (bjennings@albright.edu) or Dr. Osgood (dosgood@albright.edu)

Storify Page: https://storify.com/bjennings/interim-in-ecuador

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlbrightEcuador

The course will take students to Ecuador for three weeks. While there, students will learn about the cultural and media landscape of Ecuador through classroom instruction, life with an Ecuadorian family and trips to diverse parts of the country. Tentatively, the trip will leave the U.S. in late December (after Christmas) and return sometime the week before the Spring semester.


Trip activities include

  • Living with an Ecuadorian family in Cuenca
  • Traveling in mountain and coastal portions of Ecuador
  • Experiencing Ecuadorian New Year’s Celebrations (burning Muñecas or año viejos)
  • Improving the lives of Ecuadorians through a service project
  • Visiting Incan ruins (Ingapirca)
  • Visiting National Parks (El Cajas, Machalilla)
  • Snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean
  • Visiting Isla de la Plata (“poor-man’s Galapagos”)
  • And more………

Trip Cost

  • Approximately $3,500-$4,300 (depending on airfare and enrollment)
  • Inclusions
    • Interim Tuition
    • International airfare
    • All visits and activities during the trip
    • Guide fees (where applicable)
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Most meals
    • Health insurance while in Ecuador
    • Trip cancelation insurance
    • Service project budget
    • Host family expenses (three meals a day, laundry and private bedroom)
  • Not included
    • Tips for guides, restaurants, etc.
    • Lunches and Diners on the coastal portion of the trip
    • Spending money