Program Details

The city of Guayaquil is an ideal location and Universidad ECOTEC has an academic offer suitable for all students regardless of their Spanish level!
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Spring Semester, Summer, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:

The city of Guayaquil is an ideal location and Universidad ECOTEC has an academic offer suitable for all students regardless of their Spanish level!


Each semester program begins with a 6-day Orientation Tour in Quito, and includes travel to natural, historic, and cultural destinations around Ecuador. We aim to aid students' cultural adjustment and understanding of the new environment they find themselves in.

All of our programs seek to offer students an enriching cultural immersion. This is why we encourage participants to live with an Ecuadorian homestay family, and organize cultural activities and fieldtrips for students. These elements contribute to the kind of experiential learning we aim to offer, which is both enriching and great fun.

Academic Offer

During the semester-long programs, international students are permitted to take a maximum of 5 classes or 15 credits. These can be made up in any one of the following ways – Spanish Language Classes at various levels, studies in Spanish through any of our 5 schools, courses taught in English, Service Learning and volunteering opportunities– but a combination of some or all is usual.

At the end of the program, students will receive an official transcript, which can be used to validate credits at their home institution.

Academic Calendar

Semester I: January - April
Semester II: May - August
Semester III: September - December

Costs: $6,900

Tuition: $3,740
Accommodation: $2,400*
Orientation Tour $650
Student Services: $200
No application fee

*Students are encouraged to live with a host family, which includes 3 meals per day and light laundry service. However, students can choose to make their own living arrangements.

Setting Description:
Guayaquil offers some great attractions that are worth seeing: Las Peñas neighborhood, where the city began, is located on Mount Santa Ana by the Guayas River. It is the only area with historic wooden houses where you can get an impression of the old picturesque colonial Guayaquil. Walking along the riverfront, Malecón 2000, and checking its various attractions and restaurants is a most. The colonial churches as La Merced or San Francisco, the beautiful cementery below Cerro el Carmen, the various museums; botanical gardens and parks, including Parque Seminario (also known as the Iguana Park) are also definitely worth a visit. Because if its location on the equator, weather is never an issue. Guayaquil has warm temperatures all year-round!
6990 USD. up to 15 credits 6-day orientation tour Homestay with Ecuadorian family Cultural/Outdoor Activities in Guayaquil Airport transfers Up to 15 credits Academic transcript

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