It is not just about the equator, it is about biodiversity.
Ecuador is ranked among the 17 Mega-Diverse countries in the world.
Ecuador has 4 diverse and unique regions:
The Amazon Rain Forest
The Galapagos Islands
These four regions can be explored within a 24-hour period of time. Also, there are 256,000 km2 (exactly 98,842 square miles) in Ecuador, with the largest amount of bio-diversity per area
in the world.
Besides its extensive bio-diversity, Ecuador is home to an impressive number of ethnic groups, including some that still preserve their non-western or pre-Columbian
values such as the Otavalo Indians who practice cultural traditions from ancient times.
Because of its location at the equator, weather is never an issue. It is hot all year round!
WHAT CAN I STUDY?
At Universidad Ecotec we offer various courses among the following schools:
Business, Management, Economics and Administration
Telecommunications, Computer Science and Engineering
Tourism and Hospitality Management
Marketing and Communications
Law and Government
SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
Students have the opportunity to learn, practice and perfect their Spanish language skills during their time at Universidad Ecotec. We offer six levels of Spanish language instruction and two content focused levels of for those with advanced skills. Students are placed in the appropriate course according to their demonstrated level. Students with an advanced Spanish proficiency are allowed to take courses in Spanish in any of our schools.
Student safety is our priority, which is why we insist that students take part in a 6-day Orientation Tour at the beginning of their program to be able to fully process the orientation in a secure, relaxed setting while getting to know each other. This orientation is also ongoing throughout the stay.
Hand in hand with safety comes learning about the country/hemisphere students are living in, so we continue orientation with different activities related to our culture:
Ecuadorian Cooking class
Latin dance class
Language exchanges with local students
Outings to sites of cultural or ecological interest
Our students work in service placements during the mornings in a variety of organizations including: public health clinic; foundations that work with street children, malnourished children; a public school; a foundation concerned with urban renewal; a foundation that supplies low-cost housing to the poor; a foundation that works with sufferers of Hansen's Disease; and many more. Even if students cannot make a commitment like this, all our international students take part in a voluntary house-building outing, and are encouraged to raise funds prior to arrival.
Most of our international students consider staying with our homestay families, all of whom are located close to the university. Our families provide a warm Ecuadorian welcome, along with 3 meals a day, private room, laundry, and the kind of Spanish practice that is hard to find elsewhere.
Ave. Juan Tanca Marengo Km 2
Tel 593-4-370-3700 Ext 177