The Center for International Education (CEI) is responsible for all aspects of the university's international vision: from study abroad to student exchange to international partnerships and agreements.
Our mission is to increase understanding – and thereby tolerance – between cultures by helping to form socially conscious and internationally aware university students. We fulfill our mission by offering higher education programs in an international setting to both Ecuadorian and international students that combine academic study, travel, intercultural and service learning.
Experience Ecuador: The world's most diverse country
Ecuador has it all: from snow-capped volcanoes to long sandy beaches; from bustling cities to rural communities; from indigenous tradition to modern convenience; from incredible natural riches to extreme poverty and inequality; from the Amazon Rainforest to the Galápagos Islands; you name it, this country has it. What's more, all of this is crammed into a tiny, accessible space. In other words, Ecuador is the ideal classroom; the perfect destination for students with a true interest in seeing and learning about the world. The study abroad and exchange programs offered by the Universidad Espiritu Santo (UEES) provide a unique mix of these elements, combined with a full academic component that includes Spanish language instruction, university courses delivered in both English and Spanish, and a large number of service learning opportunities. The Center for International Education (CEI) is responsible for all aspects of the university's international vision: from study abroad to student exchange to international partnerships and agreements.
Why choose UEES?
- Experienced, friendly, bilingual staff on call 24 hours a day
- Opportunity to live with Ecuadorian host family
- Extensive travel and field trips
- Weekly Cultural Seminar
- Opportunity to serve in the community
- Cultural and social activities
- Assistance with travel arrangements in Ecuador
- Chance to study at one of Ecuador's premier universities
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