ECUADOR: Guayaquil

ECUADOR ACADEMICS

Quarter & Academic Year
Summer

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.

SOC/HIS204 Ecuadorian Culture & Society
SPN101 Spanish Language (Elementary)
SPN102 Spanish Language (Elementary)
SPN201 Spanish Language (Intermediate)
SPN202 Spanish Language (Intermediate)
SPN301 Spanish Language (Advanced)
SPN302 Spanish Language (Advanced)
SPN303 Special Project for Spanish Conversation
SPN400 Spanish Language (Business)
SPN 401 Independent Study in Spanish (Art, History and/or Literature)

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.

Biomedical & Science Courses
ENF105 Human Anatomy & Physiology (Morphophysiology) I
ENF106 Biochemistry
ENF202 Human Anatomy & Physiology (Morphophysiology) II
ENF203 Epidemiology
ENF204 Microbiology and Parasitology
ENF205 Nutrition
ENF303 Pharmacology
ENF305 Introduction to Pathophysiology
GER307 Geriatric Health & Society
ENF406 Mental Health & Psychiatry

Business Courses
ADE208 Fundamentals of Marketing
ADE305 Management & Business Processes
ADE307 Microeconomics
ADE406 Culture of Negotiation
ADE408 Macroeconomics
ADE409 Market Research
ADE504 Financial Analysis
ADE605 Finance
ADE606 Sales Management
ADE308 Consumer Behavior
ANS206 Ecology & Environmental Education

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.

Biomedical & Science Courses
ENF101 Sociedad y Salud (Health & Society)
ENF104 Enfermería Básica I (Basic Nursing I)
ENF206 Enfermería Básica II (Basic Nursing II)
ENF301 Semiologia (Clinical Semiology)
ENF303 Enfermería Comunitaria I (Community Nursing I)
ENF304 Salud Repruductiva (Reproductive Health)
ENF401 Enfermería Comunitaria II (Community Nursing II)
ENF403 Enfermeria Lactante Preescolar, Escolar y Adultos (Pediatric Nursing)
ENF405 Enfermeria Cuidados Intensivos y Urgencias (Nursing for Intensive Care and Emergencies)

Business Courses
ADE101 Gerencia de servicios
ADE201 Contabilidad General I
ADE203 Contabilidad de Costos I
ADE202 Introduccion a la Gestion Administrativa
ADE206 Estadistica Administrativa II
ADE208 Fundamentos de Mercadeo
ADE209 Presupuesto
ADE211Contabilidad General II
ADE212 Contabilidad de Costos II
ADE301 Principios de Legislacion Laboral y Mercatil
ADE303 Gestion Empresarial y Recursos Humanos
DE305 Gestion y Procesos Empresariales
ADE306 Diseno Empresarial
ADE310 Etica Empresarial
ADE311 Desarrollo del Talento Humano
ADE312 Comportamiento Profesional y Ambiental
ADE313 Analsis Geopolitico y Socioeconomico del Entorno
ADE403 Planificacion Estrategica
ADE406 Cultura de la Negociacion

Internships & community service

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.

Business
Marketing
Finance
Communications
Public Relations
Wildlife
Medicine
Health Administration
Teaching/Education
Humanitarian Aid
International Relations
Hospitality
Environment
Law

For more information, download:

Experiential Learning Guide
Internship syllabus

CREDIT & TRANSCRIPTS

Credit and transcripts for courses and internships issued by Lincoln University (accredited in USA).

HOST UNIVERSITY

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.