Study Abroad

Quest III in Ecuador

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Travel to beautiful Ecuador for an incredible academic and Quest III community engagement experience! We will examine topics related to gender, culture, and communication and will fulfill required Global Citizenship course criteria. Based in Quito, we will participate in community engagement projects and learn about the experiences of women in Ecuador. We will also experience homestays with Ecuadorian families in Cotacachi and develop intercultural communication skills. You will have the opportunity to hike in the Ecuadorian Andes, enjoy waterfalls and cloud forests, and visit the equator.

For information on the application process, program fees and total estimated spending, see the Application Guide for this program.

Quest III: Students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0, be in good standing, and meet course prerequisites, including Quest III prerequisites. Students who are not required to complete a Quest III course will be assigned to the wait list; seats will be assigned after all applicants who are required to complete Quest III to graduate and who have met the STEP III deadline have been awarded a seat. Students who do not meet minimum GPA and course requirements should contact the Office of International Education prior to applying to determine eligibility. As part of the application process, each students' disciplinary file will be reviewed and taken into consideration.


May Term 2022

Program Dates:


Program Type:

Group-International with Leader



Airport Transfer:



$4,785 with a minimum of 16 participants

Application Deadlines:

  • Steps I & II deadline: 2022-02-11
  • Step III deadline: 2022-02-18
  • Step IV deadline:


  • Courses:
  • Pre-travel Class Dates:
    • Apr 08, 2022 05:00 PM
      Attendance required: Yes
    • Apr 22, 2022 05:00 PM
      Attendance required: Yes
    • May 06, 2022 05:00 PM
      Attendance required: Yes
    • May 16, 2022 09:00 AM
      Attendance required: Yes
    • May 17, 2022 09:00 AM
      Attendance required: Yes


  • Orientation Quiz Due: 2022-04-01 16:30:00
  • In-person orientation (optional): 2022-04-02 09:00:00

Program Contact:

Liz Cannon Center for Equity & Diversity 008A; (liaison)
Carmen Heider Arts and Communications Building S123; (coleader)