Destinations: All across Ecuador Ecuador

Age: From 15 to 18 1/2 Years Old

Language: Spanish

Dates: September to June

Length: Semester, Academic Year

Price: From 5945 USD


Be an exchange student in Ecuador

Your Exchange Program in Ecuador with Nacel International
Smallest country in the Andean highlands with a great combination of warm people, well preserved colonial architecture, beautiful volcanic landscapes, dense rain forest and magnificent shores of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador has a lot to offer to exchange students wishing to improve their Spanish skills. Touch down in its picture-perfect capital, Quito, and you are no more than a few hours from a hike through all-swallowing Amazonian jungle, a snow swept ascent of a volcano, a sociable haggle with indigenous artisans, or a welcome wallow on a tropical beach. 
Exchange students are placed in public or private schools (with extra fee) and local host families during their High School program in Ecuador.

What should I expect from my school year in Ecuador?

The first 3-year cycle of Ecuadorian secondary school is a general curriculum´s. In the second cycle, students can specialize in one of several different curriculums. Exchange students in Ecuador usually choose liberal arts that will include Literature, History, and Speech.  Students will wear a school uniform and remain in one classroom; teachers rotate rooms.

Study Abroad in Ecuador

Note that most exchange students will be placed in private schools and schools are co-ed; there are also single-sex schools. Students go to school on mornings (from 7am to 2pm) and have to do their homework on afternoons. School begins at 7am and ends at 2pm. Afternoons are dedicated to schoolwork. The local coordinator organizes monthly activities for all exchange students in Ecuador.

Graduation is not possible during your experience in a High School in Ecuador. 

School type:

Public or private


Apply at least 4 months before arrival.


Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted for a High School program in Ecuador (preferably in Spanish).
A minimum of two years of Spanish study (minimum B grade average during the last 2 years) and good academic results (grades equivalent to C and higher during the last 3 years of study) are required to study in Ecuador.


Study abroad in Ecuador and live with a host family, providing full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).


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High School Program in Ecuador
Prices 2017

Country Program Dates Ref. Price
High School in Ecuador Semester September to January or January to June ZECY1/2 6 840 USD
High School in Ecuador Academic Year September to June ZECY1 9 290 USD

The application to your student exchange program in Ecuador is done in six stages:
1.An interview is carried out with you and your family to determine eligibility
2.You complete the application form and return it to us with supporting documents
3.We issue the formal acceptance and start working on your placement
4.Arrangements are made for your placement and communicated to you
5.We assist you to apply for your visa if necessary
6.You determine your travel arrangements and we organize your arrival

We wish you a successful exchange program in a High School in Ecuador! 

Price includes:

- Administration fees
- Host family accommodation with full board
- Host school placement
- Airport pick up and transfer on arrival and departure
- One-day orientation on arrival
- Student ID card, student orientation and progress reports
- Monthly activities with the local coordinator
- Support, assistance and 24 hours emergency phone number during the whole program

Price does not include:

- International airfare
- Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
- Visa, passport, paper legalization (around 20 USD) and medical exam fees
- School bus (around 40 USD per month), school lunches, school fees in private schools (around 40 to 60 USD per month)
- Personal expenses and pocket money and Extra extracurricular activities, excursions, school books, school uniforms and supplies (around 300 USD the first month, 150 to 200 USD the following months)
- Domestic transfers and transportation
- Extra activities organized by schools and others
- Extra language courses
- Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
- Application fees (65 euros)

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