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  • Locations: Chimborazo, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: January Intensive
  • Restrictions: Bentley applicants only
  • COST (click here): January Intensive
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January Intensive 2019 09/28/2018 ** Varies by program 01/03/2019 01/11/2019

** Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program as soon as possible after the application deadline once all applications have been reviewed.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: Undergraduate Faculty Leader: White, Jonathan
Credits/Typical Courseload: 3 Co-leader: Hauserman, Shawn
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required Program Advisor: Christine Hollenhorst
Service Learning Available: Yes Earle and Sloan Travel Fellowship Available: Yes
Global Social Responsibility Travel Fund Available: Yes International Citizens Group Study Abroad Scholarship Available: Yes
Program Description:
This intensive January International Service-Learning trip will travel to the Chimborazo and Amazon regions in Ecuador.  We will connect course readings with global inequalities, including those specifically facing Ecuador, and students will create applied action plans thinking toward creating social change.  Our course will be divided into three sections: 1) readings that help provide understanding and context of both Ecuador and of broader global inequalities; 2) an international trip to Ecuador, where we will spend half of our time in the Chimborazo region of the Andes and half in the Amazon, learning from communities, seeing sustainable international development in action through the WE Villages model, partnering with the community to help build infrastructure through hands-on service-learning work, and learning from the expert facilitators from our partner organization Me to WE; and 3) utilizing our sociological skills to create applied action plans that vision toward social change.  The trip will be intensive, intentionally jam-packed from early morning through late evening in order to maximize our immersive experience.  Students who sign up for this course should bring a sense of adventure, an understanding that the trip will be tiring and intellectually challenging, an open mind in learning from the communities who invite us in, and a desire to understand structural causes and solutions to global inequalities.
 
Click here for a sample syllabus and itinerary:
SO 298_Ecuador_Syllabus.pdf
SO 298_Ecuador_Itinerary.pdf

Please email Professor Jonathan White for additional details.