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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Early Fall
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Program Description:
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 Location Quito, Ecuador
 Academic
 Term
Early Fall 2017
August 22 – September 17, 2017
 Estimated    Program Fee $3,700
 Credits 5 UW credits
 Prerequisites SPAN 102
 Program      Directors Sam Jaffee, Elizabeth Perez
 Program  Manager Darielle Horsey | studyabroad@uw.edu
 Application    Deadline April 2, 2017 - EXTENDED!
 Information  Session(s) Contact Program Director for more information.
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  General Language and Culture in a total immersion experience in Quito, Ecuador and surroundings.
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Where You Will Study
Academics
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

Orientation
Application


Program Description

The purpose of this program is to provide students of Spanish with an opportunity to apply their knowledge of the language and the culture in a total immersion experience. Program includes 28 hours of Spanish language classes, 12 hours of Salsa dancing, a seminar on culture, weekly guided visits to places of interest in Quito and two one-day excursions to Otavalo and Mitad del Mundo.

Location

Quito, Ecuador

Sites

La Mitad del Mundo, Otavalo

Housing

Homestay with Ecuadorean families. The school has a list of trustworthy families.

Academics

Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements

We accept all kinds of students, including Spanish Heritage students. The only prerequisite is that they complete Spanish 102 before departure. Other than that, the program is open to any student regardless of major, matriculated vs. non, etc.

Credits

5 Credits

Courses

SPAN 199/299/393* (5 credits)

Language grammar, conversation and culture

*Please note: SPAN 393 credits can count towards the Spanish minor.

Learning Goals: 

Students will deepen their knowledge of the four areas of language acquisition: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. They will have weekly tests and an oral exam at the end of the program.

Program Directors & Staff

Sam Jaffee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Program Director

sjaffee@uw.edu

Elizabeth Perez, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Graduate Studies

elizap7@uw.edu

Program Expenses

Cost: $3,700

Estimated Program Fee of $3,700, the UW Study Abroad Fee ($350), airfare, UW Study Abroad Insurance ($62/month), other health expenses/immunizations and personal spending money.

*All three daily meals are included so no extra spending is necessary unless student chooses to eat out.

Average Airplane Ticket Price

$1,000 - $1,200* roundtrip

*Subject to when & where you buy your ticket

Payment Schedule

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Due Date
Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee $350 October 13, 2017
Program Fee Balance $3,700 October 13, 2017
TOTAL FEES CHARGED $4,050 -

Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships available to help fund your study abroad experience. Visit the Global Opportunities page for more information and application deadlines.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad office as well as your program-specific orientations, offered by your program director.

You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend scheduled orientations. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions might not apply so you will need to verify that these funds are eligible for use with study abroad by contacting the funding office.

Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.

Revision Request

In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:

  1. Revision Request Form
  2. Budget of student expenses for your program: The UW Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the UW Study Abroad Office. You can request an unofficial copy of this budget by emailing studyabroad@uw.edu.

Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.

Application Process

The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. You can do so by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/index.htm

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $350 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

1. Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.

2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.