Semester in Ecuador Program (Spanish Majors only)
George Fox students can apply for a semester of Spanish immersion in Quito, the capitol of Ecuador. The Nazarene International Language Institute (NILI) is a study abroad program that offers culture, language, travel, and ministry as they challenge students to live out a Christian lifestyle. Ecuador is packed with new adventures from the Amazon, to the Andes Mountains, to the Galapagos Islands, and culture that is both rural and urban, and very diverse.
Students will take language, history, and culture classes taught in Spanish. Student's knowledge of the language will be assessed during orientation, and will then be placed in the appropriate class level. Courses will also be taken in Christian faith and ministry, these classes are taught in English. There are only 5-6 students per class, so your professors will be able to provide you with individualized attention. Classes run four hours a day, five days a week, and lessons are reinforced with homework and practical living situations. All courses are taught in Spanish.
Additional Learning Opportunities
There is a lot to see in Ecuador and it's surrounding areas. Weekends will offer trips to highlighted national areas, service opportunities with local churches, as well as conferences, small groups, retreats, and more.
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form (obtained from the Center for Study Abroad; or downloaded here).
• Nazarene International Language Institute application (to be completed online here). An application fee must accompany your application.
*The NILI application should only be completed after being informed from the Director of Study Abroadthat you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. This program is open to Spanish majors or minors.
Recommended credit ranges from 15 to 18 credit hours. Students will be required to attend two pre-departure meetings, complete an online course evaluation, and attend a re-entry meeting upon their return. Students must see the transfer credit specialist in the Registrars office BEFORE they begin their semester off-campus.
Students will live on the NILI campus in two person dorms with a private bath. You will live, eat and socialize with Latin American seminary students. The campus has a dining hall, student lounge, library, recreational areas, laundry, and more.
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees (an additional fee is required to attend some programs). Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students. Round trip airfare is additional.
For more information, contact:
Center for Study Abroad