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If you’re interested in improving your Spanish language skills, this program offers you the opportunity to rapidly strengthen your Spanish through a rigorous language course taught by IES Abroad. You select the remainder of your courses from options available at IES Abroad and prestigious local universities. You can also enroll in an internship or service learning placement during your time in Quito, which will help you add international work experience to your résumé, or help you understand the city’s social issues first-hand. Quito will be your classroom. Can you imagine visiting and observing Ecuadorian customs at a traditional fiesta or visiting local markets and handicraft workshops? Wherever possible, our courses take advantage of the city’s many historical, artistic, and cultural sites. Several courses include a hands-on, practical component. You also take several field trips to exotic locations while you study abroad in Quito, including the remote Galápagos Islands. Imagine yourself in an environmental haven of fearless sea lions, penguins, iguanas, and tortoises just 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. It’s not very often you’d get to be so near to nature and see so many species up close—with IES Abroad, we’ll take you there.
Volunteering abroad offers a unique opportunity for personal growth while making significant contributions to the local community. Open your heart, lend a hand, and seize the day as you embark on a purpose-filled adventure! API has developed strong relationships with conservation groups, animal rescue centers, orphanages, schools, hospitals, and non-profit organizations abroad. We will work with your skills and preferences to best match your passions with the availability, needs, and objectives of the local host community. API will provide you with the support and security you need to successfully plan your volunteer abroad adventure!
Social entrepreneurship is an attempt to use business techniques to develop innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. England has a vibrant community of social entrepreneurs that will allow our students to explore innovative solutions to some of the world’s seemingly intractable problems.Earn 6 quarter credits or 4 semester hours in Social Entrepreneurship (BA 199 Social Entrepreneurship). This program takes you on an exciting journey through the vibrant business culture of the United Kingdom, aiming to help you understand how social entrepreneurism is put into practice in places such as London, Edinburgh and Cambridge. Academic activities are integrated with excursions, giving you an inside look at many socially innovative companies. Visits to several well-known cultural locations in the city and surrounding area are also planned. All instruction is in English.
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When I reflect on my international education experiences from high school to the present, I recognize that diversity and representation, as well as a sense of community is usually what guided me.
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I am a Hispanic, first-gen woman with a physical disability from a lower SES I couldn’t see studying abroad as a reality for me. Finally junior year of college I made the decision that no matter the obstacles present I was going to study/intern abroad.
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