Living and Learning in Quito, Ecuador

Want to study and serve in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, praised for its eternal springtime? Living and Learning in Quito, Ecuador, is a 13-week semester study abroad program that is a branch of Youth World International. The Quito Semester provides an academically excellent study abroad program where students will engage the challenges of a developing nation and learn to respond with an appropriate Christian Worldview. Opportunities to see and be involved in ministry will challenge students to put into practice all they are seeing and learning. In addition to exploring the Amazon jungle, students also have the opportunity to visit the Galapagos islands. For more information, check out Living and Learning in Quito.

General Information

Requirements: Open to all freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and express an interest in service and/or mission

Cost: Approximately $9,000; 50% of JBU institutional aid applicable

Team Size: 12- 15    Students are recruited from several schools so students are accepted on the basis of when their applications are submitted

Housing: Students will start out in program-approved apartments for the first couple of weeks. After adjusting to Quito and improving their Spanish, students will live with Ecuadorian families for a month. After the month with Ecuadorian families students will move back into their apartments.



Courses Offered (choose 3):





LS: 1413, 1423, 2213, 2123


Ecuador 250: History, Politics, and Culture of Ecuador

ICS 3163


Intercultural Practicum

Transfers as internship credit according to JBU major


Spiritual Formation

BBL 4002


Worldview and World Religions

RPH 3533 or 3543



How to Apply:

1. Read the JBU International Travel Policy, which lists the forms and documentation needed to study abroad and provides a general overview of payment methods.
2. Complete and submit the application on the Application Page of the Living and Learning website.

3. Notify the International Office of your intent to participate by contacting Mindi Stevenson at by October 1st (spring semester deadline) or February 1st (fall semester deadline).



Check the website for current application deadlines.


For More Information, contact:

Dr. Ed Klotz
Professor of Intercultural Studies
John Brown University

Melissa Dea Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University