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  • Locations: Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/15/2024 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Art History, Business, Communication, Education, Environmental Science, Gender Studies, International Business, International Studies, Marketing, Media Studies, Music, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Arts
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Host Family Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: ISEP Direct Program
Program Description:
ISEP Direct Andes Mountains
  • Take in the beauty of Ecuador, known for its rich biodiversity and mesmerizing landscapes composed of volcanoes, beaches, rainforests, and mountains. 
  • This program offers the best of both worlds: quality academic content and unforgettable travel and intercultural experiences throughout the Andean mountains, cities, and cultural heritage sites of Ecuador.  
  • Contribute to the local community through hands-on internship and service-learning opportunities to complement experiential coursework. 

Experience the laid-back and historic culture of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with stunning cathedrals, rotundas, and luscious green parks.  Visit local indigenous villages, sandy beaches, and snow-capped mountain ranges, and some of South America’s must-see sites: Machu Picchu, the Galápagos Islands, and the Amazon Rainforest! 

During the second half of the term, gain hands-on experience with local communities through service-learning or internship opportunities that complement coursework.  Enhance professional skills through internship placements at a local business or community-based organization for 30 hours per week. Alternatively, connect with locals through service-learning opportunities by doing 40 hours of community service per week. Take an in-depth look at prominent societal issues through a new cultural lens by taking a problem-based learning approach to better understand the impact of international service-learning.  

What We Love About Studying in the Andes 
This program offers ample opportunities to connect with the local community through hands-on service-learning and internships. Plus, experiential learning goes way beyond the classroom with organized visits throughout Ecuador and Latin America! 

Visit the Program Page for Study in the Andes Mountains to learn more. 

You can meet with the ISEP Coordinator at your home campus or speak with an ISEP Student Services Officer, who will guide you through the application process, pre-departure, your time abroad, and your return. To connect with ISEP, visit our website