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Exchange (Bilateral) Ecuador: Espiritu Santo University (UEES)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-W applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
 Language of Instruction:
English, Foreign Language
 Housing Options:
Home-Stay
 Minimum GPA:
2.5
 Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
 Areas of Study:
Business, Finance, Marketing, Spanish
 Target Language:
Spanish
 Service-Learning:
Yes
Program Description:

Espíritu Santo University

UW-W Exchange Program


Location Guayaquil, Ecuador
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, All majors
Terms Semester, Summer, Academic year
Academic Focus Across the Curriculum
Language of Instruction English and/or Spanish
Partner Website Click Here
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Ecuador has it all: from snow-capped volcanoes to long sandy beaches; from bustling cities to rural communities; from indigenous tradition to modern convenience; from incredible natural riches to extreme poverty and inequality; from the Amazon Rainforest to the Galápagos Islands; you name it, this country has it. What's more, all of this is crammed into a tiny, accessible space.

In other words, Ecuador is the ideal classroom; the perfect destination for students with a true interest in seeing and learning about the world.

The Universidad Espiritu Santo offers both short-term programs (Summer) and full semester programs (Spring and Fall), which combine the best practices of study abroad with the experience of studying at an Ecuadorian university, giving students the best of both worlds.

Academics

A wide range of subjects at UEES are taught in English, enabling international students that do not have a high proficiency in Spanish to keep on track with their majors while also working on their language skills. While the largest selection of courses in English are in the areas of Business, Finance and Marketing, there is sufficient choice to enable students of most disciplines to take a full-time load for a semester or academic year.

Students in the Semester in Ecuador Program have the opportunity to learn, practice and perfect their Spanish language skills during their time at UEES. They offer six levels of Spanish language instruction, and two content focused levels of for those with advanced skills. Students are placed in the appropriate course according to their demonstrated level.

Students who demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in Spanish may enroll in the the Spanish language curriculum, including courses in Communication, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Business and Economics, Tourism, and Computer Science/IT, and biological sciences, and foreign languages (Italian, French, Japanese, Mandarin).

Accommodation

Students in the program are able to choose between a home-stay and university residences, though the university strongly suggests that international students choose a home-stay experience.

All home-stays include a private room, three meals a day, as well as light laundry. All of the host families are vetted, regularly supervised, and live close to the university campus. A home-stay is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn or improve Spanish language skills as well as learn about Ecuadorian culture. Living with a host family also provides students with a “home away from home.”

University residence spaces are limited and reserved exclusively for female students. Some single rooms are available but most are double occupancy. The university residences are fully furnished houses with in-home cooking and laundry facilities.
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Student Life and Surroundings

Ecuador has it all: from snow-capped volcanoes to long sandy beaches; from bustling cities to rural communities; from indigenous tradition to modern convenience; from incredible natural riches to extreme poverty and inequality; from the Amazon Rainforest to the Galápagos Islands; you name it, this country has it. What's more, all of this is crammed into a tiny, accessible space.

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Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).


Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

  UW-Whitewater   UEES exchange
Tuition $3,789* $3,789*
Housing and Meals (may vary according to student choices) $3775 $2200
Other Living Expenses (books/supplies, transportation, personal expenses) $1,800 $2,000
Global Experiences Application Fee $0 $275
CISI International Insurance $0 $136
Travel Documents $0 $280
Round Trip Flight $0 $1200
Total Cost of Attendance (est.) $9364 $9,880


*2013-14 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Students studying in Ecuador will need a passport that is valid for at least one year beyond their departure date.


Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Late August to late April
Fall Semester March 15th Late August to late December
Spring Semester October 1st Early January to late April
Summer March 15th June, July, and/or August


Contacts

CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Mikaela Auerbach
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
         262-472-5759 (appointments)
Email: auerbacm@uww.edu

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor:
Dr. Jim Disrude
Department of Communication
Office: Heide 402
Tel:  262-472-1607
Email: disrudej10@uww.edu

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor:
Dr. Peter Hoff
Department of Languages and Literatures
Office: Laurentide 3110
Tel: 262-472-1591
Email: hoffp@uww.edu



 

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