UMAIE Course Number: T4211
SAU Course Equivalency: +COMM 203, Interpersonal Communication or COMM 360, Special Topics in Communication (four credits)
Instructor: Dr. Marianne Leonardi, Assistant Professor of Communication, St. Ambrose University
Dates: December 27, 2013 - January 17, 2014. (NOTE: SAU classes begin January 15)
Location: Cuenca, Ecuador (excursions to Quito, Otavalo and Guayaquil)
Price: $4,625 (subject to change)
This program explores the unique and diverse customs of Ecuador through everyday communication interactions, including hiking through the Andes mountains, chatting with locals, shopping in markets, and exploring the food, history, dance, religion, economics, and music of this amazing country.
Students will learn about family life in Ecuador through homestays during part of the program. For years, these experiences have ranked really high with students: former students regularly return to Cuenca, "just to visit with my family." Spanish language skills are not a prerequisite for this course. A home-stay with at least one English-speaking family member may be requested.
Priority Deadline: April 12, 2013
Complete the online study abroad application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall).
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.