Group Programs

Customized Programs Options 

Customized University-level Programming: These programs are often faculty-led (there is a faculty member from the students’ institution onsite in Ecuador) but faculty participation on site is not required. ACLAS can accommodate many language abilities, group sizes and program timelines.

Customized Programming for Other Groups: Non-university or college groups are welcome at ACLAS! We’ve hosted high school and other academic groups over the years. Please contact us with your program vision.

Customized Group Programming Overview

Programs can be customized to fit your institution's needs. This includes program timeline, amount of instruction, excursions, service learning and more! Contact us directly for a proposal with specific information for your program vision and needs. 

We are always open and flexible to programming elements, our support and facilitation services can include:

  • Spanish language instruction: all levels, from survival Spanish to courses for native speakers

  • Spanish language instruction prior to arrival

  • Service Learning, volunteering or internships in schools, foundations and other nonprofits

  • Homestay families for students: three meals daily, laundry

  • Pre-departure support for faculty and students

  • Extensive on-site orientation covering many topics

  • Classroom space for meetings and/or faculty-led courses    

  • Excursions within Quito and in other parts of Ecuador

  • 24/7 on-call support

  • 24/7 facilities access including wireless internet

  • Airport transfers

  • Office space at ACLAS and support for finding accommodation for faculty

Customized Program Pricing

We typically provide a price per student as well as a program description and tentative outline in each proposal. For estimates or more details on costs for students and faculty contact us directly for specifics.

The major factors that affect the price of a program are:

  • Number of students - more students reduces price per student

  • Length of  for a program - longer program reduces price per week

  • Amount of language instruction

  • Number of excursions

The following costs are not typically included in the program proposals:

  • Airfare

  • Visa (not required for U.S. citizens staying in Ecuador under 90 days)

  • Local transportation (a one-way bus ride in Quito costs .25 cents, taxi rides are typically between $1-$5 within Quito.)

  • Health insurance

  • Housing and food costs for visiting faculty member (although we are happy to help the faculty member find appropriate accommodation!)


Interested in a proposal or learning more about how we can customize a program for you?

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