Experience your Education

Academically excellent international programs where students will live in community, engage the challenges of the world, and learn to respond with a biblical Christian worldview.

God's Call

Experience the call of God in your life as you serve Him and expand your worldview.

Great Classes

Excellent academic classes  that will apply towards your major.  Learn while improving your Spanish in a practical international setting.

Internship

Participate in an internship that will cause you to stretch and grow.

Adventure

Experience a life-changing semester abroad... visit the jungles of Ecuador, see the Galapagos Islands, explore Machu Picchu, stand on the equator, and summit a 15,000 volcano.

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Study Abroad
EDUCATORS
Faculty-Led Program
UNIVERSITIES
Full Accreditation

Study abroad in ecuador

An academically excellent semester abroad where students will engage the challenges of a developing nation and learn to respond with an appropriate Christian Worldview.

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What You WIll Learn...

The Ecuador Semester is a fantastic opportunity to spend a full semester learning through excellent academic classes, experiencing local life through a homestay with an Ecuadorian family, seeing God's work overseas first hand, experiencing the ecological diversity and beauty of the Galapagos Islands, exploring the Incan civalization of Machu Picchu--all while exploring beautiful Latin America!

Ecuador

What You WIll Do...

Experience a life-changing semester abroad... visit the jungles of Ecuador, see the Galapagos Islands, Explore the Incan civilization of Machu Picchu in Peru, stand on the equator, and summit a 15,000 foot volcano.

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Get College Credit

We are a fully accredited program so you can be sure your credits transfer seamlessly with your school.

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How much does it cost?

Don't worry. In MOST cases, studying with us for a semester will cost the SAME as you are paying now to go to school.

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Greg Belgum
University Relations

Greg is one of Living and Learning's US based staffers. He oversees the relationship with our university partners and helps with recruting.

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University Relations
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Amy Etrheim
Communications Director

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Course Calendars

These schedules will help you get all of your details in order and plans in place.

Aug 20, 2019
Semester Begins

Arrival date and start of orientation week.

Aug 29, 2019
First Day of Classes

First Day of classes

Sep 2, 2019
Internships Begin

First day of internships

Sep 21, 2019
Homestays Begin

Students will move out of their apartment and into a homestay with an Ecuadorian family

Oct 2, 2019
Depart for Amazon Jungle

Students and staff depart for ministry site in Amazon jungle

Oct 19, 2019
Homestays End

Students move back in to Living and Learning apartments

Nov 4, 2019
Visitor Week - Family and/or Friends

If family or friends desire to visit during the semester, the Visit Week includes a few (optional) planned activities each day that will help your visitors see different parts of Quito and Living and Learning. **Please note: Though we desire for you to have quality time with your visitors, students are still required to attend all classes, internships, and meetings as scheduled. Dates are November 4 - 10, 2019.

Nov 22, 2019
Last Day of Classes

End of finals week and completion of the academic calendar.

Nov 23, 2019
Galapagos and Machu Picchu Departure

Cohort #1 departs for the Galapagos Islands, cohort #2 departs for Machu Picchu

Nov 30, 2019
Machu Picchu and Galapagos Departure

Cohort #1 departs for Machu Picchu and cohort #2 departs for the Galapagos Islands

Dec 7, 2019
Debrief at the Beach

Cohorts #1 and #2 come together at the beach for final debrief

Dec 11, 2019
Final Banquet

Final Banquet in Quito

Dec 13, 2019
Semester Ends

Departure Date

Jan 14, 2020
Semester Begins

Arrival date and start of orientation week.

Jan 20, 2020
First Day of Classes

First Day of classes

Jan 27, 2020
Internships Begin

First day of internships

Feb 15, 2020
Homestays Begin

Students will move out of their apartment and into a homestay with an Ecuadorian family

Feb 26, 2020
Depart for Amazon Jungle

Students and staff depart for ministry site in Amazon jungle

Mar 14, 2020
Homestays End

Students move back in to Living and Learning apartments

Apr 10, 2020
Last Day of Classes

Last Day of Classes

Apr 11, 2020
Galapagos and Machu Picchu Departure

Cohort #1 departs for the Galapagos Islands, cohort #2 departs for Machu Picchu

Apr 18, 2020
Machu Picchu and Galapagos Departure

Cohort #1 departs for Machu Picchu and cohort #2 departs for the Galapagos Islands

Apr 25, 2020
Beach Debrief

Cohorts #1 and #2 come together at the beach for final debrief

Apr 29, 2020
Final Banquet

Final Banquet in Quito

May 1, 2020
Semester Ends

Departure Date

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Aug 18, 2020
Semester Begins

Arrival date and start of orientation week.

Aug 24, 2020
First Day of Classes

First Day of classes

Aug 31, 2020
Internships Begin

First day of internships

Sep 19, 2020
Homestays Begin

Students will move out of their apartment and into a homestay with an Ecuadorian family

Sep 30, 2020
Depart for Amazon Jungle

Students and staff depart for ministry site in Amazon jungle

Oct 17, 2020
Homestays End

Students move back in to Living and Learning apartments

Nov 2, 2020
Visitor Week - Family and/or Friends

If family or friends desire to visit during the semester, the Visit Week includes a few (optional) planned activities each day that will help your visitors see different parts of Quito and Living and Learning. **Please note: Though we desire for you to have quality time with your visitors, students are still required to attend all classes, internships, and meetings as scheduled. Visitor Week is scheduled for November 2 - 8, 2020.

Nov 20, 2020
Last Day of Classes

Last Day of Classes

Nov 21, 2020
Galapagos and Machu Picchu Depature

Cohort #1 departs for the Galapagos Islands, cohort #2 departs for Machu Picchu

Nov 28, 2020
Machu Picchu and Galapagos Departure

Cohort #1 departs for Machu Picchu and cohort #2 departs for the Galapagos Islands

Dec 5, 2020
Debrief at the Beach

Cohorts #1 and #2 come together at the beach for final debrief

Dec 9, 2020
Final Banquet

Final Banquet in Quito

Dec 11, 2020
Semester Ends

Departure Date

Jan 12, 2021
Semester Begins

Arrival date. When purchasing airfare, arrival in Quito should be for January 12.

May 7, 2021
Semester Ends

Departure Date. When purchasing airfare, your departure from Quito should be for May 7, 2021.

An Up Close Look...

Homestays

Living with a local Ecuadorian family is an incredible chance to learn the culture first hand.

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Internships

You get embedded in a local business or organization to practice your skills in a practical way.

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The Galapagos

A once-in-a-lifetime experience that is a perfect end to an amazing semester.

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Life in Community

The people you are with may just become some of your best life-long friends.

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The Jungle

We got to explore the jungle, tube the river, hike to waterfalls, build community, and care for others.

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The Classes

Not just learning in the classroom but learning through real life, real experiences, and local culture.

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What They Are Saying

"When I was initally searching for a study abroad program, I knew I wanted to be in South America with a Christian program that included a homestay. L&LI was just that! The staff works hard to make sure that students are getting the most out of their experience. Every aspect of the semester has been taken into consideration, & the staff shows their immense love & care. I thoroughly enjoyed studying abroad in Ecuador, & can't imagine it without L&LI's support & guidance."

Rachel Lock
Semester Student - Fall 2017
Seattle Pacific University

"This program is amazing! Not only do you get to live in Ecuador -- a country full of warm and interesting people, but you also get to be a part of a very special community within the program. One of the most impactful aspects of this program is the spiritual teaching and guidance. The staff of Living and Learning really care about each student and push them to become who they were created to be by God."

Elena Jones
Semester Student -Spring 2018
Biola University

"Azusa Pacific has sent many students with Living and Learning International. I could not be more pleased with every aspect of the program. The top quality academic offerings, great internship opportunities, the cultural experiences, the whole-person development model they espouse, all lead to a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students to develop as culturally competent Christians. Their attention to detail related to housing, in-country experiences, safety and security, leadership, and more, make LLI one of best study abroad options I am aware of."

Matt Browning, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President, Internationalization
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, California - USA

Schools we currently partner with

Azusa Pacific
College of the Ozarks
Seattle Pacific University
Oklahome Baptist University
Cornerstone University
Trinity Christian College
Trinity International University
San Diego Christian
John Brown
Kuyper College
Vanguard
Augustana College
Eternity Bible College
Union University
Concordia University
Biola University
Wheaton College
George Fox University
University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Southeastern University
Liberty University
Messiah College