Participants receive 1:1 language instruction. Participants with all levels of Spanish language ability are encouraged to apply. Participant language proficiency is assessed and the language program is tailored to meet the needs of the individual. The language instructors are certified and have been associated with this program since its inception. To supplement the formal language instruction, participants live with a traditional Ecuadorian host family to improve their functional communication and encourage their participation in cultural activities.
One-Week Cultural Shot
Nature of the Program
This program is geared to education (general and special education teachers and administrators) and mental health professionals who are highly motivated to develop their Spanish language and cultural competencies in a limited amount of time. Participation in the EcuadorPPP Shot program will broaden an individual’s view of the world and increase their ability to communicate with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The skills, attitude, knowledge, and strategies gained from the EcuadorPPP Shot program will not only assist the participant during the international experience, but also the diverse students, families, and communities that they will serve when they return.