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Ecuador: Service Learning and Education in Ecuador- Winter
Los Andes, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Budget Sheets Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2018 10/16/2017
Rolling Admission 01/06/2018 01/17/2018
Winter 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Name: Ecuador: Service Learning in Ecuador- Winter Country: Ecuador
Program Type: Faculty-led Region: South America
Term: Wintersession City: Los Andes
Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Academic Fields Available: Education, Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors, Language and Cultural Studies
Program Description:

About the Service Learning and Education Program in Ecuador- Winter Program

Escuela (School) Atahualpa  is a relatively new school outside of Quito in Ecuador. They currently do not have any physical education or a curriculum for the students. This course would combine students with an interest in Spanish language and translation with Physical Education majors expertise to teach the children in the school and at the same time providing equipment and lessons (curriculum) for the teachers to follow. Students interested in Spanish would translate lesson plans and lessons for the physical education majors so they can teach effectively. Everyone would learn the culture, language, and instructional approaches that work.

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Course Objectives:

•The student will understand Ecuadorian culture related to physical activity norms.
•The student will understand current educational practices
•The student will learn about instructing elementary age children in an Ecuadorian school.
•The student will experience collaborating with fellow college students as well as the Ecuadorian teachers/faculty.

Learning Outcomes:
•The student will be able to compare and contrast four specific cultural practices that we have in common with Ecuador and four that are very different.
•The student will be able to explain five approaches to instructional practice in this school in Ecuador.
•The student will demonstrate knowledge of Spanish terms used for physical education. The Spanish students will demonstrate knowledge of physical education terms and effective instructional approaches with fellow college students.
•The student will analyze four collaborative techniques that worked when working with fellow college students.

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For more information about the program, please contact the faculty leaders:

Dr. Lauren Lieberman:

Dr. Amaury Samalot:

Housing & Orientation



Fees for the Brockport's Service Learning and Physical Education in Ecuador Program 

Winter 2018/19 Ecuador Budget Sheet:

$ 3,700.49 (Estimated - Undergraduate Cost)
$ 3,900.49 (Estimated - Graduate Cost)

  • Tuition (3 Undergraduate or Graduate Credits)
  • Campus-specific Fees (college fee and technology fee)*
  • SUNY International Health Insurance**
  • Pre-departure Materials
  • Program Acceptance Fee
  • Round-trip Airfare to/from Ecuador
  • Accommodations
  • Some Meals
  • Excursions including tour guide
  • In-country transportation
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Services, including the presence of a Brockport Faculty Director

  • Passport 
  • Some Meals 
  • Hiking Gear
  • Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices. 

Financial aid applies towards fees. 

*Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition. 
**The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's invoice. 

The cost (and the items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.


3 Credits

*KSSPE students can earn 3 credits in PEP (elective)

Course Requirements (Due dates are on itinerary): 
  • Attendance at ALL events on the itinerary (30 points)
    • January 10 departure
    • January 11th-17th observe, plan and instruct in Ecuadorian school
    • January 18th-21st travel to various cities in Ecuador
    • January 22nd depart
  • Review the Ecuadorian National curriculum and relate how this can be infused into the school culture. (15 points)
    • Paper will be graded on
  • Content
  • Examples given
  • Knowledge of the different types of physical activity (in Spanish)
  • One two (2) page reaction paper on Ecuadorian culture (15 points)
    • Paper will be graded on:
  • Content Summary
  • Your Convincing explanation and examples
  • Ability to synthesize concepts and culture in your writing
  • Journal for each day including observations, curriculum, instruction and reflection (50 points)
    • Paper must be in a three ring binder (professional looking)
  • Include daily reflections both good and bad
  • Include photos
  • Include what worked for you and what you would change for the next class
  • Include what the most memorable experience was during the course
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Winter 2017 (est.): January 6th - January 16th