Live in Quito and attend courses at the prestigious CIMAS Academy taught by a collaborative team of researchers and community educators, including Dolores Lopez, Jose Suarez, Jorge Chavez, Jose Farinago, and indigenous medical specialists Matilde Farinago and Guillermo Santillan.
During your time abroad, you will:
Dr. Ad Muniz will be your program leader and primary lecturer on Medical Anthropology. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to engage with the indigenous population and consider how traditional healing can inform modern medical practice.
June 18 - July 6, 2018 (students should arrive by the afternoon of June 16)
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 8 days of field trips in neighboring cities (some overnight) with shared hotel accommodation provided in program costs.
$3,300 + Extended Learning Fees (estimated from $252-$572)
All fees include tuition, partial room and board (breakfast/dinner), medical insurance, and eight days of excursions. Daily lunch, airfare and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost.
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Please be sure to read the fine print concerning change fees, taxes, luggage restrictions, etc. before booking. Whenever possible, book directly with an airline. Do NOT purchase airfare until you have been given instructions from the faculty leader to do so.
We are no longer accepting applications for Summer in Ecuador 2018.
Please check out for our upcoming winter programs or consider applying for a longer stay program such a semester this Spring 2019!
Please fill out the following form with your flight details: Flight Form
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Info session will be online via Zoom (Campus video conferencing). To join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
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For further questions, please contact the faculty leader, Dr. Muniz: firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by his office in SBSB 2223.