Are you ready to live a unique and unforgettable experience in Ecuador and still learn Spanish? The country is the perfect destination for those who like to explore different cultures, flavors, music, and landscapes. You'll be enchanted by the cuisine, which has indigenous, African, Spanish, and Asian influences.

Join us on an unforgettable journey with a high school exchange program, designed for students aged 15 to 18. 

Click below to choose your favourite program and access all the information: detailed descriptions, immersive videos, interesting activities, testimonials from other students, and program costs. Your adventure to discover all Ecuador has to offer starts now!

Why should you study Spanish in Ecuador?

Discover why we think Ecuador is a nice place to learn Spanish!

  • Spanish is one of the easiest foreign languages to learn, especially for people speak another Latin language.
  • The Spanish language in Ecuador is spoken fairly slowly and it is easy to understand.
  • A spring-like climate all year round.
  • After your Spanish courses, visit the Galapagos Islands.
  • In the foothills of the Andes and to the west of Quito is the small town of Mindo, where you can see many rare and exotic birds.
  • You can relax on the beaches.
  • Learn Spanish to make new friends among people who don’t speak English.
  • Speaking another language means seeing the world in another way too.
  • The official currency of Ecuador is the U.S. dollar which you can easy change in many countries.
  • The living cost is lower than in most European and North American countries.

Since 1957, Nacel offers a wide range of Spanish courses in Ecuador. Our Spanish coordinators will make your language travel in Ecuador an exceptional and unforgettable experience.

We offer you Spanish courses in the most beautiful destinations of Ecuador: learn Spanish in Ecuador!

Invest in your education, learn Spanish in Spain with us, and travel cheaper and more local. Hundreds of students have already traveled with Nacel. You are welcome in the Nacel family as well!

Do you want to know more about Ecuador?

Let us give you some information: 

  • Country: Republic of Ecuador
  • Number of inhabitants: 17,483,326 (2023 est.)
  • Climate: tropical along the coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands
  • Capital: Quito
  • Government type: republic
  • Currency: US Dollar (USD)
  • Religions: 86.7% Christianity, 0.4% other and 12.9% no religion
  • Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua and Shuar (regional languages)
  • National Holiday: Independence Day (independence of Quito), 10 August (1809)
  • GPD per capita: $6.500 (2023 est.)

Quechua, a combination of many dialects, constitutionally recognized as an important part of Ecuadorian culture, is spoken by a minority, mainly Indians. Many Quechua words have been incorporated into the vernacular to replace or Spanish words to describe other concepts have no equivalent in English. Many interjections are thus derived from Quechua, not Spanish. Between the two main regions of the country, the coast and mountains of the Sierra, there are differences in pronunciation of some consonants Spanish.

If you want to visit Quito, come discover one of the most beautiful historic center of all the capitals in South America. There are some very fine museums like the museum-Etnico Abya-Yala (museum Shuar). The landscape is idyllic and beaches are beautiful!

Source: Wikipedia.

Did you know that in Ecuador...

... if you visit the city of Quito, you'll be in the northern and southern hemispheres simultaneously. Curious, isn't it?
... there are the Islas Galápagos? They were the inspiration for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
... has exotic and super-famous food? Try the shrimp ceviche, locro de papa (potato soup) and cuy (guinea pig), a popular local dish.
... has one of the highest volcanoes in the world? It's called Volcán Cotopaxi.
... you can take a train trip along the Devil's Nose Route? The Tren Crucero follows this route and is known as one of the most challenging railroads in the world.
How interesting is that? Book now and enjoy all this while immersing yourself in the Spanish language.

How to apply for a student visa to Ecuador?

You can find out everything you need to organize to learn Spanish in Ecuador without any problems. To be eligible for a student visa in Ecuador, you must have a valid passport, and the institution you choose must be a recognized educational institution in Ecuador. A letter of acceptance from the institution is also required.
Fill in the visa application form and make an appointment at the consulate to apply for the visa. The student visa is valid for one year and can be renewed or extended, if necessary.
A detailed explanation of all the steps involved in obtaining a student visa can be found on the website, click here.
And remember, we at Nacel will be here every step of the way to help you. Interested? Schedule a video call with our Expert Consultants now to receive personal advice! Click here to book

Want to know more about studying in Ecuador? We'll explain!

Now let's explain the education system in Ecuador. There are two types of schools: public and private.

The first three years of Ecuadorian secondary education are based on a general curriculum. During the second cycle, students can become specialized in one of several different subjects. Exchange students normally prefer liberal arts which include the disciplines: Literature, English, Philosophy, Physics, Research, Geopolitics, Socio-microeconomics, History, Mathematics, Guidance and Psychology. They can also take Chemistry or Physics.

Students wear school uniforms, go to school in the morning (from 7 am to 2 pm), and do their homework in the afternoon. The school year starts in September and ends in June.

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