Quito School of Education Program

Students in the field of education have the opportunity to gain international teaching experience through Boston University’s School of Education Program and the Colegio Menor, a renowned private bilingual school approximately 10 minutes from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in the valley of Cumbayá. In addition to the teaching practicum, students can enroll in one elective for 4 credits at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Program Details

  • Boston University students only
  • One semester or more of college-level Spanish language, or the equivalent, is suggested
  • Admissions requirements for all programs
Program Dates
  • Fall Semester: mid August to mid December
    • Spring Semester: early January to mid May
    • Upon successful completion of the program, students earn twelve Boston University credits. Students must enroll for a total of twelve credits.
    • Boston University’s homestay accommodations facilitate the students’ language acquisition and integration into the Ecuadorian society through the daily usage of Spanish. Housing costs include meals seven days a week, as well as laundry. Households represent a wide range of incomes and often include families with younger children and other university students. Students not only improve their conversational Spanish by living with families, but also learn important lessons about Ecuadorian culture and customs.
    Application Deadlines
    • Fall Semester: March 15 
    • Spring Semester: October 1

    Program Staff

    The Boston University Quito School of Education Program is administered in coordination with our Boston and Quito offices. In Boston, a program manager facilitates the admissions and orientation procedures, and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in Ecuador. In Ecuador, the program is facilitated by a resident coordinator.

    Heather York, Program Manager

    On-Site Staff