MSID—International Development in Ecuador

MSID—International Development in Ecuador

Learning from experience is the core of Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID). The program puts you in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. Through classes, field trips and an extended internship or research placement, MSID strives to establish a continual dialogue linking experience with theory and critical analysis.

Few countries as small as Ecuador contain such remarkable geographic and biological diversity. Geographically, it ranges from coastal deserts to temperate mountain valleys to Amazon forests. Culturally and racially, its population includes a mix of indigenous, Spanish, and African elements. The program is based in Quito, an Andean city that houses a remarkable combination of colonial and modern, rich and poor. Internship sites are scattered within a three-hour radius of Quito.

Subjects

  • Education
  • Reading And Literacy Education
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable Development
  • Arts
  • Culture
  • International Development
  • Spanish Language Literature And Studies
  • Spanish
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Studies
  • Social Justice

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