Earn credits while studying social business and Spanish in Quito, Ecuador. More info…
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Program Details: Study
Program Details: Consulting for Entrepreneurs
When does the Semester in Social Enterprise: Ecuador run?
The program runs in the summer term. Please see the ‘Dates and Costs’ section for more details. Our summer 2018 program will take place entirely overseas, in Quito, Ecuador.
What prerequisites are required to participate in this program?
At minimum, students must have completed 36 units (credits), or, completed 1.5 years of undergraduate study, and, be in good academic standing to participate in the program. Departmental approval is also required. If you attend an institution outside of BC and are unsure if you have enough units, please contact us.
When is the application period for the program?
The application dates are provided in the ‘Dates and Costs’ section. Applicants who apply before the early entry deadline will be interviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.
How much does the program cost?
For the cost of the program, please refer to the above section ‘dates and costs’.
Will I receive academic credit for participating in the program?
Students will earn course credit for successfully completing the classes at both SFU (Business) and USFQ (Spanish). You do not have to be a business student to participate in this program.
What will I be doing while in Quito?
The program is made up of three core components, study, design, travel. While in Ecuador, participants will study Spanish, design social ventures, and work with local Ecuadorian entrepreneurs. Participants will have the opportunity to travel on the weekends, or once the program concludes.
What type of support can I expect in Ecuador?
As an SFU recognized program, participants will be required to participate in extensive pre-departure trainings. While in Ecuador, Insight will have a program facilitator present who will assist in delivering the program. In addition, staff at Impaqto Quito, where students will spend most of their time working, will assist in providing support specific to your design experience.
Where will I live?
We rent out local apartments where the cohort, along with our facilitator, live throughout the program. The units are modern, furnished, and conveniently located in safe and secure neighbourhood of Quito.
Are you interested in applying to the Semester in Social Enterprise program? Applications Close February 28th, 2018. Apply early, we accept on a rolling basis!