Interns will complete a variety of rotations in clinical, hospital, and NGO settings in the Andean capital of Quito, while taking intensive Spanish language classes with a focus on medical vocabulary.
The primary focus of this site is on sea turtle conservation, including locating and monitoring nests and collecting data on sea turtles in the ocean. Interns also participate in conservation efforts related to marine birds, sharks, rays, and more, and engage with the local fishing community on topics of environmentalism and sustainability.
This program provides a comparison of urban and rural healthcare practices in Ecuador by splitting interns’ time between the coastal metropolis of Guayaquil and the smaller town of Puyo on the edge of the Amazon Basin. Interns will rotate through a variety of clinics and hospitals, as well as participating in home visits, encouraging a comprehensive view of care in each area.
Interns will complete a wide variety of rotations in clinical, hospital, and NGO settings in the Andean capital of Quito, while taking intensive Spanish language classes with a focus on medical vocabulary.
The IE3 Global program at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito-GAIAS Institute (Galapagos Islands) provides opportunities for students from any IE3 partner university to focus on biological and social sciences within the Galapagos archipelago. The program is ideal for students who want to study the natural environment and evolution in an amazing location first chronicled by Charles Darwin.
The IE3 Global exchange program at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) provides students from any of the IE3 Global partner universities the opportunity to study advanced levels of Spanish or courses from many other fields in the highest ranked university in the country. Students with sufficient language skills may enroll in regular university courses with Ecuadorian students, taught entirely in Spanish.