Ecuador

Ecuador

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Student teaching placements are made in and around the capital city of Quito. Some placements may be arranged in smaller communities outside of Quito. Students typically live in homestay accommodations.

For more information about Ecuador, please visit:

Student Spotlight

Ariana Jehl joined the Overseas Program as a guest student from IPFW (now PFW). She student taught in an elementary school in Quito in the Spring of 2017. "Ecuadorians are the most accepting and welcoming people I have ever come across. My host family brought me to multiple family events making me feel like I belonged."

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Costs and Scholarships

Global Gateway for Teachers cannot provide exact cost information since costs will vary throughout the year and from one individual to the next. Please note that all estimates are listed in U.S. Dollars. Keep in mind that foreign currency exchange rates will affect the value of the U.S. Dollar and hence your budget.

  • IU Bloomington Students

    There are a number of scholarships available for IU Bloomington students who participate in Global Gateway, some up to $4000.

    • Tuition and fees: Most IU Bloomington students will cover this cost with their regular tuition, though some exceptions may apply.
    • Registration Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
    • Program Medical Insurance: $100
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $600 – $1500 +
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $150+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  Travel and excursions, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, phone plans, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Passport ($130), travel insurance (strongly recommended)

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $2200 – $3100*
    *does not include passport ($130), professional liability insurance ($29), personal expenses, and other optional costs, such as travel insurance

  • Guest Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a guest campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Tuition and fees: Students from guest campuses pay for three credit hours:
      • Undergraduate Indiana Resident: $299.19 per credit hour
      • Undergraduate Non-Resident: $1098.13 per credit hour
    • Registration Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
    • Program Medical Insurance: $100
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $600 – $1500 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $150+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  Travel and excursions, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, phone plans, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Passport ($130), travel insurance (strongly recommended)

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    Indiana Resident: $3097.57 – $3997.57*
    Non-Resident: $5494.39 – $6394.39*
    *does not include passport ($130), professional liability insurance ($29), personal expenses, and other optional costs, such as travel insurance

  • Partner Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a partner campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Placement Fee: $900
    • Registration Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
    • Program Medical Insurance: $100
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $600 – $1500 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $150+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  Travel and excursions, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, phone plans, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Passport ($130), travel insurance (strongly recommended)

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $3100 – $4000*
    *does not include passport ($130), professional liability insurance ($29), personal expenses, and other optional costs, such as travel insurance

Teaching Responsibilities

Most student teachers will teach conversational and written English, but they may also teach specific subjects using English as the medium of instruction. Further, it may be possible to fulfill practicum requirements in Ecuador for the ESL/ENL license addition.

Other Considerations

A basic level of proficiency in Spanish is required. Participation is not limited to students pursuing the ESL/ENL license addition.

Contact Us

For general program interest or inquiries, please write to us at ggt@iu.edu.

Dr. Laura Stachowski
Director
stachows@indiana.edu
(812) 856-8507

Dr. Paige Andersson
Assistant Director
paiander@iu.edu
(812) 856-8529

Paris King
Program Coordinator
pariking@iu.edu
(812) 856-8507

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