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Central and South America

Curricular Global Learning​​

Exonians have gained fluency in the history-rich UNESCO World Heritage trust site of Cuenca, Ecuador.


In Cuenca, a city of 400,000 in the Ecuadorian highlands, Exonians have attended Colegio Alemán Stiehle with local students for courses in art, math, history, philosophy and science. Courses in Spanish literature and culture (taught by an Exeter faculty member), along with help from host families, helped guide students toward fluency in the language.

While in Ecuador, students supplemented coursework with service learning projects and many field trips, including retracing Darwin’s journey on an excursion to the Galápagos, a visit to Cajas National Park, and an excursion to Gualeceo and Chordaleg.

The Experiential Approach

Hands-on learning is available through non-sibi programs led by Exeter faculty.