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
Office space at ACLAS and support for finding accommodation for faculty
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:
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.)
Housing and food costs for visiting faculty member (although we are happy to help the faculty member find appropriate accommodation!)