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, Fabricio Guaman, Eduardo Puente, Enrique Cachiguango, Edizon Leon, Luis Calderon, Remi Thinard, Cecilia Mantilla, Manuel Guatemal, Salomon Acosta, Fabian Palacios, Carmen Cumba, and indigenous medical specialists Maria Jesusa Serrano, Susana Pupiales and Guillermo & Luis Santillan.
During your time abroad, you will:
Dr. Bonnie Bade 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 24 - July 12, 2019 (students should arrive by the afternoon of June 22)
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; LoTER will not be cleared)
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, although whenever possible, we try to place two students together. 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 several days of field trips in neighboring cities (some overnight) with shared hotel accommodation provided in program costs.
$3,600* + Extended Learning Fees (estimated from $252-$572)
All fees include tuition, partial room and board (breakfast/dinner), medical insurance, and several excursions. Daily lunch, optional excursions, airfare and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost.
*Price drops to $3,400 if 13 students enroll into the program
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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.
Please do not purchase your airfare until you have heard from the Office of Global Education that the program is running! Afterwards, please fill out the following form with your flight details: Flight Form
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