Cultural Immersion Summer Program

Cultural Immersion Summer Program

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Important Information

Program Dates

June 3 - 30, 2024


USD 2,680 (approx. CAD 3,650) for 2024

Language of Instruction

English with intensive Spanish language instruction

Course Credit


Program Brochure   Program Website

UEES Introduction

About the Program

This summer program combines intensive Spanish language instruction with the opportunity to volunteer with a non-profit organization, where you will be involved with different social projects linked to the community. You will spend your stay at an Ecuadorian family's home, providing a chance to be immersed in the culture and practice your Spanish language. Field trips will provide you with opportunities to learn about the chocolate making process and explore the coast of Ecuador. Social programs will connect you with other international students and local Ecuadorian students.


Included in Program Fee

The fee of USD 2,680 (approx. CAD 3,650) for 2024 includes lectures, homestay with an Ecuadorian family, all meals provided by the family, transportation during the program, and activities/field trips.

Not Included in Program Fee

The program fee does not include U of L tuition for the course or travel between Canada and Ecuador.

Global Skills Opportunity Funding

Domestic undergraduate students who participate in this summer program will receive up to $5,000 through the Global Skills Opportunity Award.

Underrepresented students: up to $5,000

  • Indigenous students
  • Students with a disability
  • Low income students (receiving government student loans or grants)

All other eligible students: up to $2,500

Application Process

  1. Attend an upcoming info session.
  2. Apply to the summer exchange program on MyExperience under Campus Programs.
  3. We will review applications after the February 15 deadline and contact you with steps to apply to the partner if you are accepted.

Email with any questions about the program or application process.