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HECUA offers a study abroad program that combines 20 hr/week community-based internships, small seminar-style discussion, and three multi-day field trips. Students will learn about Ecuadorian history and culture along with contemporary issues, and will travel within the country to the Andean foothills, the Amazon basin, and the Pacific coastal region of Esmeraldas. Community immersion is an essential part of the HECUA study and intern abroad programs, and interns live in secure home-stays in Quito in addition to their 20-25 hour internship with local nonprofit organizations. Interested students are encouraged to visit the HECUA website to learn more about how they can study and intern abroad in Ecuador.