About the Course
TThe University of the Americas is offering the Spanish Language Program for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. This intensive one month course (80 hours), based on international academic standards, is an opportunity for students to improve their Spanish skills and discover Ecuador’s heritage, history and culture.
The course combines regular classes with cultural workshops, academic field trips and tourist activities. On Fridays we will feature educational outings to various parts of Quito, so students can practice their Spanish in real-life situations at some of the most attractive and traditional places in the city. After completing the course, students will receive a certificate.
Session A: January 2016
Session B: May 2016
Session C: July 2016
60 days before the course starts
US$2,500 (includes: course tuition, materials, accommodation with host families: breakfast & dinner, academic field activities)
Who can participate?
This course is for all students who want to learn or improve their Spanish skills. We have groups for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students. “Quiteños” speak clearly and have a very neutral accent, which makes studying Spanish in Quito easier than in other parts of Latin America. It is also a great opportunity to explore Ecuador and its spectacular landscapes, which include snow-capped volcanos, lush jungles and sunny beaches.
9 – 11 Spanish class
11 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:00 Spanish class
Academic Field Activities
Club Options (Basketball, Soccer, Dance class, Cooking class, Yoga, Biking, etc.)
Optional night outs or movie nights with UDLA Amigos*
Trips with UDLA Amigos, host families or individual free time
* UDLA Amigos are students from the university that organize activities for incoming exchange students, such us outings to night clubs, restaurants, trips outside the city or simply help you with your daily activities.
The University of the Americas is located in the center – north of Quito and offers degrees in over 40 majors. Our educational model is based on rigor, innovation and applied learning. UDLA is part of the Laureate International University Network, the largest network of private universities in the world, and our academic offerings are based on the international standards set forth by Laureate International Universities. With over 15,000 students and 1,500 professors at UDLA, you will have the chance to really immerse yourself in the university environment and in Ecuadorian culture.
Quito is located in the heart of the Andes Mountains at 9,350 feet above sea level, just north of the equator and has been nicknamed the city of eternal spring. Quito is a bustling, modern city with the best preserved historic center in Latin America, which was also the first ever to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The magnificence of the city’s natural surroundings combined with its attractive parks and colonial architecture as well as the amiability of its inhabitants, makes it an exceptional and memorable city.