IES Ecuador

IES Quito (Ecuador): Fall and Spring terms are available for students who choose the Area Studies and Language or the Direct Enrollment tracks in this UNESCO World Heritage city. At least 4 semesters of Spanish required. Service learning, course-related excursions and field trips are included and arranged by the program. Housing is homestay.

 

 

 

Academic Description
You can choose either the Area Studies and Language or the Direct Enrollment tracks while studying abroad in Quito.
Courses
Anthropology
Arts and Sciences
Architecture
Communication: Rhet & Comm
Economics
History of Art & Architecture
Humanities
International Studies
Mathematics
Political Science
Public Service
Sociology
Spanish
Application Instructions

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.
 

SAO Staff

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!