Course objectives are principally to allow students to study, learn, and practice Spanish and culture in a Spanish-speaking country. As well, each student is assigned to a community service project in Ecuador for three hours each weekday for a total of sixty hours of supervised community service during the four-week session while attending the Academia Latinoamericana. All students are assigned housing and meals with Ecuadorian families, which provides many opportunities for practice in Spanish language and cultural skills.
Program Fee: $1,295
*Scholarships may be available for MCL students. Scholarships are awarded through a competitive process facilitated by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Applicants should download the BearCorps Scholarship Application and email the completed form to the program director.
Program Fee Includes:
In Country Transportation
City tour of Quito
6 Credits of Transfer credit from Host Institution
Transportation to/from designated airport
Program Fee Excludes:
Ground transportation for personal trips
Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
SPN 297 (6)
Maximum Credit Hours: 6
Assistant Professor, Modern & Classical Languages
Pre-Departure Meeting Dates
Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
Study Day in May
Mandatory Study Away Pre-Departure Orientation
June 4, 2018 OR July 2, 2018
Program Start Date
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.
The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!
Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students. Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved Affiliates & China Programs Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.
Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad. Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad. Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.