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SIT Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages

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Program Information

Location

Quito, Ecuador

Terms

Fall, Spring

Languages

Spanish, Quechua

Minimum Language Requirement

Completion of the L4 level of host language, or equivalent; you must take all courses in the host language.

Areas of Focus

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences

Structure

Field-Based

Description

Study Ecuador's development processes while considering the relationship between power and discourse as the country's multilingual and multiethnic populations strive for social change and sustainability. On this program, you will study power and politics in Ecuador, focusing specifically on both dominant development paradigms and resistant models that different groups have proposed. You will consider how these discussions are shaped through different discourses. Because power and ideology are reproduced and challenged through language, you will also explore how different stakeholders in Ecuador have used both Spanish and indigenous languages to instill, reinforce, subvert, and reinvent power relationships, both historically and today. The program thus combines a political and economic focus with an emphasis on discourse and language. You will leave with a highly sophisticated understanding of how this small, bio-diverse, and multi-ethnic country is thinking about development.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

 
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