Learn how to join

Student teaching placements are split between schools in Mindo town in the Cloud Forest region of Choco Andino and schools in 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."

More student stories

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.

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

Dr. Laura Stachowski
(812) 856-8507

Eunice Epling
Assistant Director
(812) 856-8507