Living & Learning International - Ecuador
Based in Quito, the nation's capital, students will get to experience the rich history, architecture, and beauty that this city has to offer. Unlike south-central Pennsylvania, Quito has amazing weather and is famous for its eternal springtime conditions. Living and Learning in Quito is part of a 20-year-old organization called Youth World. They offer an amazing mixture of adventure, academic excellence, culture, practical experience, language, mission and integrated living as you participate in this Semester Abroad program.
- Students will complete all of the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) requirements that are a part of this program.
- Junior and Seniors - will accept some Sophomores
- 2.75 GPA or higher
Since studying off-campus for a semester is a privilege, please note the following implications of being place on probation at Messiah College:
- Chapel Probation: A student currently on chapel probation for the first time (or with an impending chapel probation for the upcoming semester) will be required to communicate or meet with the Director of the Intercultural Office to determine the potential impact on the student’s upcoming semester off-campus. If a student has been placed on chapel probation more than once during their time at Messiah, they will not be eligible to study off-campus for a semester.
Academic Probation or Low GPA: A student on academic probation or whose GPA drops below 2.75 will be not be eligible to study off-campus.
Disciplinary Probation: A student who has been placed on disciplinary probation at any time during the off-campus study application / acceptance process will be required to meet with the Director of the Intercultural Office to determine the potential impact on the student’s upcoming semester off-campus.
Messiah Pre-Approval Deadlines
- Fall - December 1
- Spring - April 1
All Messiah approved semester-long, off-campus programs are approved and designed to meet the requirements for the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI). To learn more about the process, please explore the ELI Off-Campus Study Information Page.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from this program.