Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) in Ecuador
- MSID in Ecuador focuses on problems of development and social change through grassroots internships in poor communities.
- The program is divided into three phases: seven weeks of classroom work in Quito, the capital of Ecuador; six weeks in a field study placement with an agency or development project in Quito or in a rural community; and a week-long final seminar. Course topics include theories and topics of development, national and regional history, economics, and culture.
- Field study placement categories include public health, education, environmental protection, social services, women in development, agriculture, and small business, involving a minimum commitment of 30 hours a week. Courses are taught in Spanish, which is essential to communicating with local people.
- Housing is in homestays with local families.
- Eligibility: Spanish through the 200 level (4 semesters) or the equivalent. At least one course each in Global Development Studies and Latin American Studies highly recommended.
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