Ecuador Business Intensive

This program is designed for students who are interested in learning about the economic, cultural and religious context of business and economics in Latin American, and is taught from a Christian worldview. This program combines formal academic work, experiential learning that comes from working in a part-time internship, all while living with an Ecuadorian family.   In addition to the excellent academics and experiental learning, cultural activities will challenge you to engage with Latin culture. These activities are educational, fun, varied and include a trip to the Amazon Jungle.

Dates

Offered every summer! Email to find out more about these dates.

WHY ECUADOR Business Intensive?

 
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An Experience Like No Other

Study abroad with us and we'll immerse you in culture, in ministry, in learning and take you to some dream destinations.

  • Business Experience

  • Experiential Learning

  • Mission and Ministry

  • Internships and Service

  • Cultural Activities

  • Travel & Explore

Courses Offered

BUSINESS AS MISSION
3 UNITS - STEVE RUNDLE, PH.D

This course examines the historical and re-emerging role of business in world missions. Attention will be given to (1) the theology of work, business and “business as mission,” and (2) the practical issues related to creating and managing a business that advances the cause of Christ at home or abroad. Students will also develop and present to class their own ideas for a Business as Mission company.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIP
UNITS POSSIBLE

All Students will be placed in a business internship to learn on-the-job skills. All internships will be conducted up to 15 hours a week in a local business in Quito.

GLOBAL MARKETING
3 UNITS - LARI MOBLEY, PH.D

This course concentrates on the theory and practice of current management concerns in the field of global marketing. The context or environment of global marketing is covered along with the task of marketing within distinctive cultural settings.

SPANISH LANGUAGE
3 UNITS - THE ANDEAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN QUITO

Spanish is the 3rd most common language spoken in the world. Learning and improving your Spanish will increase your effectiveness in the global market of business.

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What does it cost?

The cost for the Summer Business Intensive is $9,000.

Cost Includes: 

  • Class credits
  • Service-Learning Internship Opportunities
  • Trip to the Amazon Jungle
  • Homestay with an Ecuadorian Family
  • Cultural Experiences
  • A Trip to the Middle of the World
  • All In-Country Food, Lodging, and Transportation

Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Passport
  • Immunization
  • Personal expenses like shopping, personal needs or personal travel.

If you are not currently enrolled in a college or university and would still like to attend, contact us.