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.
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.
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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. SUNY Oneonta students are screened for the program by a review committee at SUNY Oneonta and recommended for participation to SUNY Geneseo. A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs Application and passport copy are due to SUNY Oneonta’s Office of International Education by February 15 for Fall, Summer or academic year studies, and by October 1 for Spring studies. Once students have been pre-selected for the program by SUNY Oneonta, they must submit additional application materials to SUNY Geneseo by SUNY Geneseo’s deadline. View the program application checklist for additional information.
For detailed cost information, view the SUNY Geneseo webpage for the estimated semester program costs. The estimated Summer program cost for 2013 can be reviewed. An updated cost estimate for the Summer 2014 program will be available soon.
Students live with host families in Quito.
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.
Academia Latinoamericana de Español offers a 4-week, 6-credit Summer program. The itinerary from the Summer 2013 program is available. Students take a language proficiency exam and take two 3-credit courses. Students also have the option of substituting one of the courses with a 3-credit internship that they are placed in according to their field of interest (i.e. education, environmental science, health care, or business).