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CIS Abroad Intern in Ecuador
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall,
January Interim,
May Term,
Spring,
Summer
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Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring,
Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Partner:
CISabroad
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Program Term(s):
Semester only
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
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Minimum GPA:
2.75
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
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Language courses offered:
None
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Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?:
No
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Housing Options:
Homestay
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Areas of Study:
Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Botany, Child Development, Culture, Dietetics & Nutrition, Ecology, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Foresty, Gender Studies, Health and Human Services, Humanities, International Studies, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Other Language & Literature, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Service Learning, Social Work, Spanish Program Design: Study Center
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Additional Program Options:
Internship (with credit transfer)
Program Description:
Program Description:
 
 
Work in a media facility or on a sustainable farm. Help an indigenous community grow or develop educational curriculum for at-risk children. You can learn so much about Ecuador through a hands-on, custom internship. There's no better way to gain experience for your resume, improve your Spanish, and fall in love with this enchanting country. Markets, mountains, city culture, beaches, jungles, crater lakes, and the Galapagos are all nearby. On our Intern in Ecuador program, you will get a professional internship tailored to your skills, your interests, and your new community’s needs.
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Important Gustavus Credit Info

Only the 12-week model is open to Gustavus participants, as the 8-week model is too short to earn Gustavus credit.

Note, too, that the full load in a CISabroad Internship is 3 Gustavus units. While this is the minimum course load to be considered enrolled full-time at Gustavus, it is NOT a sufficient course load for those who receive Minnesota state grants in their financial aid package, and it is also not a sufficient load to remain on track for graduating on time. For those reasons, most students will want to add an additional 1-unit independent study course with a Gustavus professor, or to add the combination of the 0.5-unit online course offered to all study away students in non-Gustavus programs (“Engaging Cultural Difference”) and an additional 0.5-unit independent study course.

Because enrolled Gustavus students will be seeking academic credit, there is an additional $800 charge (reflected in the budget sheet shown here) for internship course enrollment at Plymouth State University, the school of record for CISabroad internships.

Limit on Career-Related Credits in the Degree. Note that students are permitted to count a maximum of 4 course credits of career-related experiential education toward graduation requirements at Gustavus. (This experience counts as 3 credits on its own.) This maximum includes: Career Exploration (268), semester or summer Academic Internships (368), Orientation to Teaching (EDU-268), and Student Teaching (EDU-392, 394, 395, 396). Additional credits (beyond the maximum of four) can be taken as a course audit (standard tuition applies) but would not be counted toward graduation. Applying Academic Internship credit towards a major is determined by the academic department.

Housing Deposit. In addition to the costs shown in the budget, participants will pay a refundable $500 housing deposit. The deposit may be fully or partially refunded after departure depending on the state of the housing after students leave.

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