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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 2019 04/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/15/2019 07/19/2019

** 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 1Ecuador: Culture, Communication & Sustainability

Faculty: Tom Grothe
Contact Email:

Program Dates: June 15 - July 19, 2019

About the Program:

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 art & culture and intercultural communication. While living with host families in Ecuador, students will develop an even deeper understanding of communication context and style with an ecological focus.

Trip & Excursions Include:
Quito’s Historic Center • Middle of the World • Capilla del Hombre, Guayasamin Museum • Otavalo • Quilotoa Lake • Salasaca Community

Academic Credit: 6 CSU, Chico units: 
  • CMST 398 Special Topics: Cross-Cultural Communication & Sustainability 
  • LAST 489: Intercultural Experiential Learning (Ecuadorian Culture)
Total Program Fees: $5,100
Includes program fees, course fees, homestay accommodation and most meals, foreign travel insurance and TREK admin fee. *If the program cancels due to low enrollment you will receive a full refund.​
  • Program Fees: $3,850. Includes homestay lodging, most meals and all program excursions. 
  • Academic Course Fees: $1,080 (3 units x $300/unit and 3 units x $60/unit)
  • Foreign travel insurance $140; paid directly into your account through the Student Center
  • TREK Administrative Fee: $30; paid directly into your account through the Student Center.
Additional Estimated Expenses: 
  • Estimated Airfare: $1,000
  • Estimated personal expenses/incidentals: $250 (extra meals, laundry, entertainment or shopping) Unexpected and urgent expenses may arise while abroad. 
Deadlines & Fee Schedule:
  • April 15, 2019: Application & $1,000 deposit due to Regional & Continuing Education (RCE). 
  • May 1, 2019: Registration deadline & remaining balance due to Regional & Continuing Education (RCE). 
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Faculty: Tom Grothe (CSU, Chico) Communication Studies

Faculty-Led Summer 2019

Dates: June 15-July 19, 2019

Earn 6 units of academic credit in CMST & LAST

Available Terms

Summer 2019

Special Requirements

2.0 GPA

Language of Instruction