RequirementsMinimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore
Ecuador is characterized by great geographical, economic and ethnic diversity. The smallest country in the Andean highlands offers an idyllic climate, mountain vistas and mild weather as well as a complex scenario of social, cultural, economic and political phenomena. The program addresses current issues of globalization, ecological issues, oil politics and Plan Colombia, and students learn from individuals who help make change happen. Models of community participation, organization, development and social change are compared and contrasted.