Live in Quito and attend courses at the prestigious CIMAS Academy taught by a collaborative team of researchers and community educators, including Drs. Adolfo Muniz, Bonnie Bade, Dolores Lopez, Jose Suarez, Jorge Chavez, Jose Farinago, and indigenous medical specialists Matilde Farinago and Guillermo Santillan.
During your time abroad, you will:
June 6 - July 1, 2016
Course could be used for Anthropology 301/498; Sociology 495, 419 or 424; KINE 495/KINE UD Elective and may work toward requirements for Nursing, Global Studies, Communication, and Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Medical Professionals.
Spanish 201/266--Intermediate Spanish Language
English. No knowledge of Spanish or Latin American culture assumed. (For students without formal training in Spanish, one semester's worth of beginning Spanish can be earned)
3 units ANTH 301/498 or SOC 495/419/424 or KINE 495/KINE UD Elective. Other courses might be possible; please consult faculty leader, Adolfo Muniz.
3 units Spanish
Upon arrival to Quito, participants will stay at an appointed hotel near the airport. Thereafter, all program participants will be assigned to individual rooms with a homestay family for the duration of their stay in Quito. The homestay environment will offer wonderful insights into the Ecuadorian culture and many practical benefits of Spanish language practice. Most homestays can only accommodate one student. Careful attention will be given to placing students in the environment best suited to their personalities and preferences. Two meals a day (breakfast & dinner) and weekly laundry comes with your homestay placement. Other meals can be purchased within an easy distance of the Academy.
This program also includes 4 days of field trips in neighboring cities with shared hotel accommodation provided in program costs.
TBD + Extended Learning Fees (estimated from $252-$572)
All fees include tuition, partial room and board (breakfast/dinner), medical insurance, and four days of excursions. Daily lunch, airfare and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost.
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For further questions, please contact the faculty leader, Dr. Muniz: firstname.lastname@example.org.