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Ecuador Course Details & Application Info

  • 2013 Ecuador Students
  • Information Sessions

    NOVEMBER 11 & 22:
    Info Sessions Learn more about these community-based learning summer courses for credit. Time & Location: 4:30 pm, Steinman College Center Armstrong Room

    Pre- and post-Trip Meetings

    Once students are accepted into the program, they are required to attend all pre- and post trip meetings. If you are unable to attend, email program leaders so you can arrange to find out what you missed during the session.

Eligibility

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.
  • This trip is open to current first-years, sophomores, and juniors. 
  • Students who are abroad during the spring semester may be eligible to apply if they return to campus prior to May 2.

If you are abroad during the Spring semester and wish to apply for this course, please contact Dr. Donna Chambers during the fall semester to determine if you are able to meet program requirements. 

Documents to be Included with Your Application:

  • Faculty & Professional Staff Recommendation Form  This recommendation is to be completed online by the person who is recommending you. YOU are responsible to contact your reference and provide them with the link to this form.
  • Passport valid through December, 2014

Scholarship Information:

Scholarships are available and are based on financial need. For more information about scholarships or Summer Travel awards, please contact Associate Dean , in the Office of International Programs.

Program Costs

*Program Cost: $6,400

Program cost is based on a minimum of 8 students and includes:

  • Two F&M course credits
  • Two weeks accommodation on campus
  • Trip insurance
  • Social Entrepreneur Corps Ecuador program fee, which includes:
  • In-country orientation and language training 
  • Home-stay vetting
  • 3 meals per day in home stays 
  • Transportation within Ecuador
  • Social Entrepreneur Corps cell phones in Ecuador 
  • Limited internet access is available at Social Entrepreneur Corps headquarters.

*Out-of-pocket expenses

Estimates per student for this program is $2,000 and include the following:

  • Airfare
  • On-campus food while at F&M
  • Any food not included in Ecuador home stays
  • Transportation to point of departure
  • Inoculations & medications required for the trip
  • Personal expenses such as dining out, extra sight-seeing excursions, gifts and souvenirs.

Scholarships

Scholarships are based on financial need and do not include airfare unless financial need is determined. Indicate your interest in a scholarship on the application form.

In the spirit of community solidarity and engaged learning, Ware Institute programs have a strict conduct policy and are drug free.
 
*Dates and costs may be subject to change.

Course Requirements

Upon completion of all the requirements of the course, students will receive two course credits.

  • Students will be required to take a Spanish placement test before departure and upon their return.
  • Students are required to keep a written daily journal of your experiences in Ecuador and must provide a copy of this journal no later than three weeks after your return from the program in order to receive course credits.

Questions?

Contact Dr. , or Dr.  in the Ware Institute. 

In the spirit of community solidarity and engaged learning, Ware Institute programs have a strict conduct policy and are drug free.

*Trip dates and costs are subject to change.

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  • Ecuador Application
  • EXTENED: Application period closeS February 7, 2014

    NOTE: Your application won't be considered complete without a copy of your passport which must be valid through December 2014.

    A Faculty or F&M Professional Staff person must complete the FPS Recommendation form.

    YOU are responsible to contact your reference and provide them the link to the form

  • Key Dates & Deadlines

    NOVEMBER 11 & 22: 
    Info Sessions Learn more about these community-based learning summer courses for credit. Time & Location: 4:30 pm, Steinman College Center Armstrong Room

    JANUARY 23: 
    Info Session. Learn more about these community-based learning summer courses for credit.
    Time & Location: 4:30 pm, Steinman College Center Armstrong Room

    FEBRUARY 3: Application & deposit deadline.

    • $1,500 Deposit due by 4 pm at the Ware Institute.
    • Copy of your passport is due. Your application is not complete without a copy of your valid passport.


    FEBRUARY 20: 
    Next Steps meeting. This meeting will outline the next steps required to finalize your summer CBL course process including Travel Clinic requirements and deadline.
    Time & Location: 4:30 pm, Steinman College Center Armstrong Room

    MARCH 20:
    Final Steps meeting. Discussion of trip details, housing while on campus, what to pack, Deadline for Travel Clinic for F&M students. All students must complete a travel clinic two months in advance of the program's start date in order for inoculations and medications to be effective. Time & Location: 4:30 pm, Steinman College Center Huth Room

    APRIL4:
    Balance of payment due.

    MAY 18: Move in to campus housing, if needed.

    MAY 19-30:
    Program training at F&M.

    JUNE 2-JULY 26:
    Field work in Ecuador takes place.

    JULY 27: Return to U.S.

    SEPTEMBER, 2014: 
    A post-trip presentation in September will be required to satisfy course grade.

    * Dates may be subject to change.