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Spanish Language Study in Ecuador
Cuenca, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 03/01/2017 03/08/2017 TBA TBA
Summer 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/03/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 09/29/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact:
Gregory Taylor
MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s):
Spanish, World Languages and Cultures
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Area(s) of Study: Latin American Culture, Latin American Studies, South American Culture, Spanish Language
Required Class Status: 2nd Year Course Number: Span 193, Span 194, Span 293, Span 294, Span 393, Span 394, Span 395, Span 493, Span 494, Span 495, Span 496, Span 497, Span 593, Span 594, Span 595, Span 596, Span 597
Number of Credits: 12, 18, 6 Exchange Program: No
Language of Instruction:
English Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning), Language study
Program Length: Semester or Year
Application(s) Required:
Minnesota State Mankato (Online Through This Site)
Classes will be taken with:: Combination of int'l and U.S. students Accommodation Options: Homestay
Number of students per room: One (for an additional charge), Two
Program sponsorship indicator:
Mankato Program
Program Description:
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Cuenca, Ecuador

Sponsored by the
Department of World Languages & Cultures



Students interested in this program must first receive permission to participate from the program leader.



Program Aims:  

Minnesota State University, Mankato's Study Abroad in Spain, Ecuador or Costa Rica program offers a serious academic experience that affords an opportunity to study the Spanish language, Spanish Culture, and Spanish or Spanish American Literature in a natural setting. The program welcomes the participation of not only those who intend to Major or Minor in Spanish, but also those who desire to use Spanish as a collateral skill for a variety of occupations. The program concentrates on intensive study of the Spanish language and Spanish Peninsular or Spanish American Culture. Course work in Spanish Peninsular Literature (Spain) or in Spanish American Literature (Ecuador and Costa Rica) is also available for qualified and interested students. Even persons with no previous study of Spanish are welcome to participate.


Program Brochure: Click here for additional important information for this program - 2015-16 Brochure.docx


Minnesota State Mankato partners with the highly respected Estudio Internacional Sampere, whose home institute is in Madrid. The ES also has a fine facility in Cuenca, Ecuador. Cuenca is known as one of the finest examples of a city that has preserved it historical heritage with its Spanish Colonial architecture and its proud traditions.

Dates and Credits (through Fall 2016; updates for Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 to come in September 2016)

Intensive Summer Sessions
(4 weeks) May 9 - June 3, 2016 = 6 UG credits; 3 G credits, 20 class hours per week
(4 weeks) June 6 - July 1, 2014 = 6 UG credits, 3 G credits, 20 class hours per week

Fall Semester 2016
(12 weeks) August 22 - November 11, 2016 = 18 UG credits, 9 G credits, 24 hours of instruction per week
(16 weeks) August 22 - December 9, 2016 = 18 UG credits, 9 G credits, 24 hours of instruction per week

Spring Semester 2016
(12 weeks) January 11 - April 1, 2016 = 18 UG credits, 9 G credits, 24 hours of instruction per week
(16 weeks) January 11 - April 29, 2016 = 18 UG credits, 9 G credits, 24 hours of instruction per week