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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider: CSU Chico Minimum GPA: 2.0
Click here for a definition of this term Field(s) of Study: Communication Studies, Latin American Studies, Multicultural & Gender Studies, Spanish Financial Aid: Grants (if applicable), Loans, Scholarships
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

Quito 2
Ecuador: Literature, Culture, & Indigeneity

Program Highlights:
This program is a partnership with Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), the first private university of Ecuador. Chico State and USFQ faculty will lead classes in Multicultural Literature and Ecuadorian Art & Culture. Trip & Excursions Include: Quito’s Historic Center, Middle of the World, Capilla del Hombre, Guayasamin Museum, Otavalo, Quilotoa Lake, Salasaca Community.

Location: Quito, Ecuador

Program (travel) Dates: June 15th to July 17, 2020; Course Dates: June 15th to July 31, 2020

Ecuadorian Art & Culture—LAST 357 Lands and Peoples of Latin America (GC) or LAST 398 Special Topics (3 units), and
Inter-American Indigenous Literature—ENGL 353 Multicultural Literature: Issues and Themes (USD). (3 units) (Ecuador Summer 2020 Syllabi.pdf)

Early application & deposit is strongly encouraged to secure your spot.  Proof of a valid passport is required prior to the trip.  Any disability requiring special attention must be reported to the instructor. All participants in this program must register for credit, including non-matriculated individuals.

Faculty Leaders: Drs. Hannah Burdette & Nathan Heggins Bryant. Hannah Burdette is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at California State University, Chico, where she also coordinates the Latin American Studies program. Her research focuses on inter-American indigenous studies, social movements, migration, and social justice in Latin America. Nathan Heggins Bryant is Assistant Professor of English at Chico State, where he teaches a variety of classes in multicultural American and world literature. His research focuses on working class studies, labor, film, and prison writing. Hannah and Nathan enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with their daughter Avery, who was born in December 2018. They are excited about returning as a family to Ecuador, which is the first place Hannah ever traveled abroad, when she was thirteen and her own mother was teaching in Quito for the summer.

Number of Participants Accepted: 8 (minimum) – 14 (maximum).

Housing: Students will live with host families and will move in upon arrival. The families are located within easy commuting distance of the university and will provide you with daily breakfast and dinner, cost is included in the program fees. Your family will be interested in you and your activities and they will serve as a good source of local practical information and advice.

Program Cost: $5,895, includes:
  • Academic Course Fees (6 units): $1,425
  • Program Fees, Foreign Travel Insurance, Housing and some meals: $4,470
Note: Above program fees do not include round-trip international airfare, meals other than those listed in the program, laundry, or personal expenses (estimated to be approximately $1,500).

Application Deadline & Fee Schedule:  
April 1, 2020: Deadline to complete application requirements and pay $500 Program Deposit to CSU, Chico RCE to secure spot in the program.
May 1, 2020: Deadline to pay final program fees of $5,395 and enroll in course units.  

  • Participants in this program must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months after the return date of the program. Those needing a U.S. Passport can apply in the Passport Place at CSU, Chico, located in the Student Services Center Room 440. 
  • Routine service for first time applicants (age 16 and over) takes 6 -8 weeks from form DS11 submission date.
  • Expedited services for first time applicants (ages 16 and over) takes 2 -3 weeks from form DS11 submission date. There is an additional fee for this service.
  • For more information, go to the Chico State Passport Place website.

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