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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 a customized 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 in ecuador

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.

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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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Christina (CK) Garibay
Resident Coordinator

Christina (CK) Garibay worked with Living and Learning International for three years serving as a Resident Coordinator.

Christina (CK) Garibay
Resident Coordinator
Rick Ostrander
Rick Ostrander - Principal, Ostrander Academic Consulting

I help colleges and universities thrive by fostering academic partnerships, strengthening faculty climate, and mentoring deans and provosts.

Rick Ostrander
Rick Ostrander - Principal, Ostrander Academic Consulting
Kendra McIlvain
Kendra McIlvain

Kendra has worked with L&LI since Fall 2016, serving with the semester program in Ecuador. She is passionate about student development.

Kendra McIlvain
Kendra McIlvain
Rachel Roskoski
Rachel Roskoski - Director of Study Tours

Rachel is the Director of Study Tours. She studied abroad 4 times in college! She loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.

Rachel Roskoski
Rachel Roskoski - Director of Study Tours
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.

Greg Belgum
University Relations
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Amy Etrheim
Communications Director

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Amy Etrheim
Communications Director
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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

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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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