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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** 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
Program Type: No Language of Instruction: English
Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning), Language study Program Length: Semester or Year
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