Trent-in Ecuador enables undergraduates to deepen their understanding of comparative and international development by living, studying and working in Ecuador.
The program is based in Quito, the country's vibrant capital city located in the high sierra.
Students spend a full academic year in Ecuador, from September until the last week of April, participate in field trips to different regions of the country and work for 10-12 weeks in an ongoing development project. Students register in five full credit course equivalents, and may not drop any while on the prgoram. All courses are delivered by Ecuadorian-based, university-affiliated academics and development professionals. Except for the language courses, instruction is in English.
My year in Ecuador was I think my most inspiring year in university - it made me fluent in Spanish, it taught me to get by in other cultures and to appreciate and understand people from totally different backgrounds, and it showed me things that gave me a sense of purpose that I had found hard to develop in Canada
Jake Wilson, IDS Graduate and Trent-in Ecuador Participant