GGC in Ecuador
This program offers students the opportunity to experience and come in contact with the Spanish language, culture, and history that are unique of Quito; interact with local families, students, and other community members; and appreciate Ecuadorian biodiversity.
About the Program
Check out our Presentation to learn more about the program.
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This program will take place in Quito, Ecuador, and its surrounding areas. Itinerary may include visits to:
- Otavalo/Indian market
- Cotopaxi Volcano
- City Line
- Mindo - tubing, Butterfly Sanctuary, zip line, and Chocolate Tour
The courses offered in this program are:
- SPAN - All Levels (6 credits)
Dates & Duration
This program goes to Ecuador for two weeks during the Summer semester.
|Starts June 6th
||Ends July 1st
|June 6th to 15th
|June 18th to July 1st
*The itinerary is tentative and subject to change!
|Day 1: Departure Atlanta to Quito. Welcome dinner with host family.
Day 2: Class in the morning, chocolate making class in the afternoon.
Day 3: Class in the morning, Salsa lesson in the afternoon.
Day 4: Class in the morning, cooking class in the afternoon.
Day 5: Class in the morning, movie in the afternoon.
Day 6: Visit to Cotopaxi Volcano.
Day 7: Otovalo/Indian market tour.
|Day 8: Day tour to City Line.
Day 9: Class in the morning, exhibition and tasting of Ecuadorian fruits in the afternoon.
Day 10: Class in the morning, Ecuadorian music workshop in the afternoon.
Day 11: Class in the morning, visit to Vivarium and botanical Garden in the afternoon.
Day 12: Class in the morning.
Day 13: Mindo Adventure Day Excursion - tubing, Butterfly Sanctuary, zip lining, and chocolate Tour. Farewell dinner.
Day 14: Transfer to Quito, departure Quito to Atlanta.
Cost & Payment
**Please make note all payments are non-refundable upon receipt unless GGC cancels the study abroad program.
GGC tuition and fees are NOT included. Those must be paid before departure and must meet GGC deadlines for tuition and fee payments.
- Room and board
- International health insurance
- Ground transportation
- Airport fees
What's NOT included?
- GGC tuition & fees
- Passport fees
- Personal Expenses (shopping, personal trips, etc.)
- Unexpected incidents
For full payment:
For installment payments:
||December 1st, 2016
||January 15th, 2017
||February 15th, 2017
||March 1st, 2017
||April 1st, 2017
International Education Fund (IEF)
All GGC Students who have a minimum institutional GPA of 2.5 and have earned 24 credit hours, are eligible to receive a International Education Fund (IEF) Stipend
(Scholarship). You must complete the IEF Stipend Application in the GGC Education Abroad Portal
by the deadline:
Award amounts depending on availability of funds
- Less than 28 days: $500
- 28 to 41 days: $700
- 42 days or longer, up to $1500
The deadline to apply for this program is January 15, 2017.
For more information, please contact the program director, Dr. Goldoni, or the Office of Internationalization.
- Program Directors: Dr. Federica Goldoni - (404) 450-7779 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Asst. Dir. for Education Abroad: Ms. Cele Blair - (678) 407-5597 - email@example.com