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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Housing Options: Home Stays, Hotels Areas of Study: Health & Human Services, Health Science, Nursing
Minimum Credit Hours: 24 collegiate credit hours Class Standing: 1-Sophomore
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:

GGC Cultural Exploration of Heath through Food & Nutrition

Food Nutrition Nursing in Ecuador 2018.pptx
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About the Program
This program offers students the opportunity to learn about global health issues. Students will provide help to populations with little or no access to health systems, experience with Ecuadoran culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape through an exploration of Ecuadoran society's approach to food, nutrition, and health.

 This program will take place in Quito, Ecuador, and its surrounding areas. Itinerary may include visits to: 
  • Explore Ecuadoran society's approach to food and nutrition
  • Conduct growth and body mass index screenings
  • Provide education regarding food safety and nutrition
  • Visit to Handcraft market
  • Visit to the Quilotoa Volcano and water filled caldera
  • City Line tour, visit to monument MIDDLE OF THE WORLD
  • Trip to Mindo - tubing, Nature Sanctuary, zip line, and Chocolate Tasting
  • Old Quito city tour and scavenger hunt
  • Trip to Baños - River rafting, biking, hiking, waterfall and spas
  • Cooking class, food tasting, and dance class
  • Gondola ride to Mount Pichincha and hike
  • Visit to botanical garden and vivarium
  • Visit to Guayasamin museum and home (contemporary art and painting)     
  • AND....
  • Daily meals with host families
  • Movie night
  • Farewell dinner/last supper
  • Interaction with locals, local professors and students, and international students
  • Opportunities for research, independent study projects, and networking

Course:  NURS 4001 A Cultural Exploration of Health through Food and Nutrition

May 26th through  June 3, 2018

Cost & Payment
Program cost: $2625
**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. 

What's included?
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
Education Abroad Portal application fee $30.00 (due at time of application)

Payment Schedule:
Payment Due Date and Amount
Program/Application Fee    December 1st, 2017      $30 (at time of application)
First Payment                       January 15th, 2018         $500
Second Payment                  February 15th, 2018       $500
Third Payment                      March 1st, 2018              $500
Final Payment                       April 1st, 2018                 $1125

The deadline to apply for this program is January 15, 2018.

For more information, please contact the program director, Dr. Keeta Wilborn 404-450-7789 or
Asst. Dir. for Education Abroad: Ms. Cele Blair - (678) 407-5597 -

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.