The academic curriculum offers courses, internships (professional, clinical, research) and community service. The academic year consists of Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters. Students can enroll in up to 24 quarter (18 semester) credits per term. Most courses and internships are 4 quarter (3 semester) credits. Science courses with a laboratory are 5 quarter (4 semester) credits. Click on a course title to view the description and download syllabus.
Spanish language & Ecuadorian culture
The Ecuadorian Culture & Society and Spanish Language are offered at Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano (CEN). The Ecuadorian Culture & Society is required. At least one Spanish Language is also required (waived for students with advanced proficiency). Spanish language courses are taught intensively in one-month sessions. Students can enroll in up to three Spanish language courses at increasing levels of proficiency during the same Quarter.
Elective courses (in English): medicine, science, business…
The following courses are offered at Instituto Tecnologico Bolivariano (ITB) in English and Spanish (with English tutoring and exams). Additional courses may be available. Contact KEI for more information. Course numbers starting with 0, 1 and 2 are considered beginner to intermediate level in the USA; those starting with 3 and 4 are intermediate to advanced; and courses starting with 5 and 6 are advanced level.
Elective courses (in Spanish with English support): medicine, science, business…
The following courses are offered at Instituto Tecnologico Bolivariano (ITB) in Spanish with tutoring and exams available in English. These courses are ideal for students with intermediate or higher proficiency in Spanish language. Course numbers starting with 0, 1 and 2 are considered beginner to intermediate level in the USA; those starting with 3 and 4 are intermediate to advanced; and courses starting with 5 and 6 are advanced level.
Internships (for-credit) and community service (not-for-credit) allow students to learn from practical experience not attainable in a classroom setting. Internships require a commitment of 120-240 hours (3-6 credits). Service does not have a minimum requirement.Placement is based on professional interests. Previous placements include Ecomundo Centro de Estudios, VHIDA (HIV Education & Assistance), ITB Clinic, Carino Foundation, Esperanza de Bastion Popular, Casa Hogar Guayaquil, Viviendas Hogar de Cristo, Parque Historico de Guayaquil, Emela TOUR, Ecuator & Tecnoviajes, Tlelerama TV, and Museo del Astillero (Soccer in Ecuador). Actual placement may be with a different organization. Positions are available in the following professional fields.
This program is organized under the International Knowledge Center (IKC), a partnership between KEI, CEN and ITB. The IKC is situated on the campuses of CEN and ITB and managed by the KEI Onsite Director. Collectively there are more than 8,000 students studying at CEN and ITB.