Academia Latinoamericana de Español

Location and Demographics

Academia Latinoamericana de Español offers students the opportunity to be immersed in Spanish and Latin American culture through its program in Quito, Ecuador. Quito is positioned at the base of Mount Pichincha, only 15 miles south of the equator. The city is not only beautiful, but also has historical significance. It was founded in the 16th century on the site of a former Inca city, and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978 for its well-preserved city center.

The Campus

Academia Latinoamericana de Español’s campus in Quito, Ecuador is located in a beautiful colonial building in Northern Quito. Many restaurants, shops, parks and shopping centers are located near the school. Quito’s historic “Old Town” district can be reached by a short bus ride.

Academia Latinoamericana de Español also has campuses in Cuzco, Peru, and Sucre, Bolivia. Students may choose to study at any of the campuses. For more information, view the SUNY Geneseo website SUNY Geneseo website and the Academia Latinoamericana de Español website.


Photo Gallery of Ecuador

Application and Deadline

The program at Academia Latinoamericana de Español’s campus in Quito, Ecuador is co-sponsored with SUNY Geneseo. SUNY Geneseo is the administering campus and reviews applications from all SUNY students. Students must complete SUNY Geneseo's study abroad application by SUNY Geneseo's deadline. The applications for the semester program and summer program can be accessed on SUNY Geneseo website.


For detailed cost information, view the SUNY Geneseo webpage for the estimated semester program costs. The estimated summer program costs vary by program length. The estimated 2014 costs for summer programs of all lengths are available on the SUNY Geneseo webpage for the summer program.


Students live with host families in Quito.

Semester Program

Participants in the semester program complete 9 credits of Spanish language coursework, and also select from among other semester courses related to Latin American literature, culture, and history. Internships are also offered that give students the chance to apply their Spanish skills in a variety of settings, including education, environmental science, health care, as well as business.

Courses offered at Academia Latinoamericana de Español.


Summer Program

Academia Latinoamericana de Español offers 4 summer sessions that are each 3 weeks in length. Students earn 3 credit hours for each session that they complete, and may complete 1 to 4 sessions, for a possible total of 3 to 12 credits. Students can take Spanish language courses, and also have the option of completing an internship that they are placed in according to their field of interest (i.e. education, environmental science, health care, or business).


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OIE Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Mailing Address: Office of International Education SUNY College at Oneonta 111 Schumacher Hall Oneonta, NY 13820
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The Albany International Airport is just over 1 hour away—The OIE office provides free airport pickup for new student arrivals. JFK International Airport is also within reach and has an Airtrack/railway/bus system direct to Oneonta.

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