This program offers high quality instruction in English at beginning to advanced levels in compliance with USDE standards for FLAS Fellowships. 

Program details:

  1. 6 credits of tuition through the University of Pittsburgh Apply

  2. 140 class room contact hours broken down as: 75 hrs of Quichua 1 Syllabus (June) + 65 hours of Quichua 2 Syllabus (July).

  3. Itinerary: 7 weeks June 6-29 and July 5-29.  Students study Quichua 5 hours per day Monday through Friday.

  4. Pre and post course testing of Quichua comprehension, speaking, and writing ability is conducted using both written and oral tests.  These tests assess progress toward the performance goals set forth in the USDE IRIS testing instruments.

  5. Cost: $7500 (broken down as $5000 academic + $2500 board and room).

  6. Course is held in a community where Quichua is the dominant every day language of communication.

  7. 132 FLAS Fellows from 36 universities have attended to date.

  8. To be funded students must apply for a FLAS Fellowship through one of the Centers for Latin American Studies designated as FLAS granting National Resource Centers for Latin America listed below.

  9.   List of FLAS granting Centers for Latin American Studies and application deadlines

Contact: Tod Swanson at; Phone 480 361-9289 to indicate interest in applying.

Program site address in Ecuador: Kilometro 11 Via Ahuano, Municipio de Tena, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador.

Andes and Amazon Field School

FLAS Fellowship Eligible Ecuadorian Quichua