Long term Ecuador programmes at Don Quijote, Quito

From 240.- USD
approx 190.- GBP
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Key points

  • Quality school in a fascinating country
  • Warm and friendly welcome
  • Mini-group courses
  • Test center for DELE and SIELE exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
30 authentic opinions

Key points

  • Quality school in a fascinating country
  • Warm and friendly welcome
  • Mini-group courses
  • Test center for DELE and SIELE exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Exams
DELE (DELE Course)
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
30 authentic opinions

Our partner school is ideally situated in modern Quito and has an environment that is particularly suited to learning, with 12 comfortable and bright classrooms. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the city from the school’s terraces. There is a kitchen where you can make yourself a coffee, and a garden for relaxing and chatting with your new friends during breaks or after classes. The school also has a WiFi zone which students can use.

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  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or Certificate
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  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or Certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 250.-
(about GBP 196.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
1925
3953
4073
24
3785
7841
8081
36
5645
11729
12089
Extra week (36+)
155
324
334
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 12.02 / 13.02 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 25.05 / 10.08 / 12.10 / 21.11 / 25.12.2018
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 350.-
(about GBP 274.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 of culture and conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Culture and conversation: 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:00 (possibly afternoon) Culture and conversation lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
3005
5033
5153
24
5945
10001
10241
36
8885
14969
15329
Extra week (36+)
245
414
424
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 12.02 / 13.02 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 25.05 / 10.08 / 12.10 / 21.11 / 25.12.2018
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 405.-
(about GBP 317.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon during summer)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
405
574
584
2
745
1083
1103
3
1085
1592
1622
4
1425
2101
2141
6
2105
3119
3179
8
2785
4137
4217
12
4145
6173
6293
Extra week (12+)
340
509
519
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 12.02 / 13.02 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 25.05 / 10.08 / 12.10 / 21.11 / 25.12.2018
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Spanish + Dance

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 345.-
(about GBP 270.-)
Lessons
26 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 6 of dance)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + dance (6x lessons/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
3065
5093
5213
24
6065
10121
10361
36
9065
15149
15509
Extra week (36+)
250
419
429
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 12.02 / 13.02 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 25.05 / 10.08 / 12.10 / 21.11 / 25.12.2018
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 240.-
(about GBP 188.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
1805
3833
3953
24
3545
7601
7841
36
5285
11369
11729
Extra week (36+)
145
314
324
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Intensive course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 340.-
(about GBP 266.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 of culture and conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Culture and conversation: 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:00 (possibly afternoon) Culture and conversation lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
2765
4793
4913
24
5465
9521
9761
36
8165
14249
14609
Extra week (36+)
225
394
404
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Super intensive course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 410.-
(about GBP 321.-)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 of culture and conversation + 5 Semi-private classes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Culture and conversation: 14, Semi-private classes: 4
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-15:00 (possibly afternoon) Culture and conversation lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
3485
5513
5633
24
6905
10961
11201
36
10325
16409
16769
Extra week (36+)
285
454
464
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 405.-
(about GBP 317.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon during summer)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
405
574
584
2
745
1083
1103
3
1085
1592
1622
4
1425
2101
2141
6
2105
3119
3179
8
2785
4137
4217
12
4145
6173
6293
Extra week (12+)
340
509
519
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE Course

Beginner to Proficiency, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 1060.-
(about GBP 830.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1060
1736
1776
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
14.01 / 11.03 / 29.04 / 17.06 / 19.08 / 09.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Spanish + Dance

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 335.-
(about GBP 262.-)
Lessons
26 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 6 of dance)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + dance (6x lessons/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
2945
4973
5093
24
5825
9881
10121
36
8705
14789
15149
Extra week (36+)
240
409
419
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Options/Extras

Course materials deposit (to be paid on site) 30 USD
One-to-one course (per lesson) (Max. 4 lessons/week) 21 USD
One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) (per week) 100 USD
One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 195 USD
Extra night with host family, no meals 29 USD
Extra night in a shared apartment (no meals) 30 USD
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 100 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Quito) 59 USD
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 25 USD
One-to-one course (per lesson) (Max. 4 lessons/week) 21 USD
One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) (per week) 100 USD
One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 195 USD
Exam fees to be paid online (DELE)
At least 10 weeks before the exam date: www.donquijote.org/DELE
Extra night with host family, no meals 29 USD
Extra night in a shared apartment (no meals) 30 USD
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 100 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Quito) 59 USD

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, full board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
Host family, single room, full board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4/5
Overall rating

87% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

30 students gave their opinion about this school

31 years old - Germany
/ 5
Quito ist eine spannende Stadt mit sehr freundlichen und offenen Menschen.Die Lehrer an der Schule Don Quijote waren überaus herzlich und motiviert. Die ganze Zeit über hat man sich gefühlt wie in einer kleinen Familie. Sehr angenehm und motivierend jeden Tag aufs neue die grauen Zellen zu bemühen.Natürlich ist der allgemeine Lebensstandard in Ecuador nicht so hoch wie in Mitteleuropa. Im Vergleich zu anderen Ländern/Städten dieses Kontinentes befindet sich die Stadt jedoch im oberen Bereich Die Infrastruktur wie auch technische Möglichkeiten sind etwas einfacher, jedoch wird dies durch das Personal mehr als kompensiert. Alle waren sehr motiviert und überaus herzlich, somit hatte ich auch nie das Gefühl etwas zu vermissen. September und Oktober befinden sich offensichtlich in der Nebensaison, daher waren die Gruppen äußerst klein. Der Unterricht in der kleinen „Gruppe“ dafür war umso intensiver und effektiver Sehr freundliche und rücksichtsvolle Familie. Ausreichend großes Zimmer mit Schreibtisch und separatem Bad.Die Gastfamilie war sehr hilfreich und hatte bei Nachfragen auch immer Rat. Es wurde alles regelmäßig sauber gemacht, auch Wäsche wurde für mich gewaschen.Das Essen war authentisch und reichhaltig. Es gab jeden Tag frische Säfte. Leider sind die Mahlzeiten etwas reislastig, was für das Land aber durchaus normal ist Ausflüge nach dem Unterricht wurden von Lehrer begleitet, dir auch gerne auf individuelle Wünsche eingegangen sind und immer sehr gut informiert waren.Die Wochenendausflüge werden von einem Tourunternehmen durchgeführt, welches wie die meisten in Quito sehr gut organisiert ist. Somit war alles äußerst zufriedenstellend
2 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, die Lehrer haben mir vieles Neues näherbringen und mit auf den Weg geben können, trotz der relativ kurzen Zeit an der Schule (zwei Wochen) »
School highlights
« Super angenehmes soziales Klima. Tolle Stimmung und hoch motivierte Lehrer »
Top tips
« Individuell unterschiedlich, jedoch werden einem spätestens vor Ort viele Möglichkeiten klar und es wird sicher nicht langweilig »
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die location war gut gelegen, die Lehrer sehr freundlich und ich habe viel gelernt
3 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
L'Ecuador è un paese stupendo e Quito una città fantastica, da dove si possono intraprendere parecchi viaggi nelle vicinanze o anche più lontano. Lo consiglierei a tutti! La scuola è piccola, ma questo porta il vantaggio che le lezioni sono (semi)-private, il che è ottimo per l'apprendimento. Inoltre il direttore e gli insegnanti sono simpaticissimi. L'atmosfera nella scuola è quindi ottima. La famiglia era molto disponibile, però avevo contatto solo durante i pasti. Mi sarebbe piaciuto, soprattutto durante la prima settimana, che magari si fossero interessati di più a farmi conoscere la città. Altrimenti sono stata molto bene. C'erano sempre attività nel pomeriggio, per chi era interessato. Inoltre nel weekend venivano proposte un paio di escursioni. Altrimenti il direttore era sempre molto disponibile a dare informazioni.
4 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Decisamente. Il contatto con i professori e la gente del luogo mi hanno fatto migliorare moltissimo. »
School highlights
« In classe eravamo sempre massimo due allievi, il che ha aiutato tantissimo per l'apprendimento. »
Top tips
« Nelle vicinanze di Quito, andare assoultamente a: Cotopaxi, Mindo, Mitad del Mundo, Centro Historico, Laguna Quilotoa. Se si ha tempo di restare di più, viaggi all'Oriente, alle Galapagos, alla Costa, e molte altre opzioni sono sicuramente destinazioni stupende. »
37 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, October 2016 – February 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui j'ai fait des progrès en espagnol, avant de voyager je ne parlais pas du tout l'espagnol. Maintenant je peux avoir une discussion et je comprend le 90% ! J'ai aussi pris de l'assurance et de l'autonomie car vivre dans un appartement seule fait apprendre beaucoup de choses. »
School highlights
« La rencontre avec d'autres cultures, locales mais aussi des pays des étudiants à l'école! J'ai bien aimé le fait que l'école soit petite, cela fait une ambiance familiale et tout le monde parle avec tout le monde. »
Top tips
« Cotopaxi est une excursion vraiment magique ! Ainsi que les Galapagos si la personne le peut. »
40 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, April 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr sehr gute Schule!! Sehr freundliche und kompetente Lehrer! Man möchte am liebsten sein ganzes Leben dort zur Schule gehen!! Diese Schule ist in jeder Hinsicht weiter zu empfehlen!! Würde immer wieder hingehen! Das Lehrpersonal ist grandios!
9 weeks, October – December 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, definitiv! Habe sehr viel spanisch gelernt! »
School highlights
« Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft des Personals.Durch ecuadorianische Lehrer etwas über deren Kultur gelernt. »
31 years old - Belgium
/ 5
3 weeks, June 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
68 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, April – May 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Qualifizierte Lehrerschaft. »
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
In Quito (Academia Columbus) erlebte ich meinen besten Sprachaufenthalt (war ja insgesamt an 3 verschiedenen Orten). Die Schule liegt in einer ruhigen und sehr sicheren Gegend. Kino, Shoppingcentren und Internetcafes sind sehr nahegelegen. In die Mariscal (Touristenviertel) hat man aber rund 20 Minuten mit dem Bus. Die Schule ist gut ausgestattet, mit schöner Terrasse und bei schönem Wetter mit Hängematten für die Erholung. Die Klassenzimmer sind einfach aber durchaus mit dem nötigsten Ausgestattet. Die Lehrer waren sehr freundlich und haben viel Zeit mit uns Schülern verbracht, was ich sehr geschätzt habe und auch das Lernen gefördert hat. Alles tip top! Die Lehrer haben die Freizeitsangebote selber organisiert und durchgeführt, wobei das Spanisch lernen natürlich weiter gefördert wurde. Das Team war sehr hilfsbereit und ging auf Wünsche und Bedürfnisse der Schüler ein. Vielen Dank für die tolle Organisation meiner Reise! Weiter so, ich kann euch echt nur weiterempfehlen!
4 weeks, November – December 2014
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Top tips
« Im Allgemeinen soll unbedingt gut auf seine persönlichen Sachen geachtet werden. Egal ob am Flughafen, im Bus, im Taxi etc. Ich wurde zweimal bestohlen (Flughafen und einmal im vollen Bus) in Quito weshalb ich dies nur allen empfehlen kann. Nicht nur wichtige Sachen gehen verloren sondern auch das Lernen wird evtl. behindert weil man bei Gedanken dann bei diesem Vorfall ist und etliche Sachen erledigen muss. »

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Ralf Leonards
Ralf Leonards
Don Quijote, Quito
Duration: 12 weeks

Ecuador is a fascinating country and probably the most multifaceted country in Latin America. It has virtually everything and spreads from the Amazon rainforest over the Andes to the Pacific coast. The school is well located, the teachers are professional and friendly and the classes are taught in small groups, which is a great opportunity to make significant progress from the first weeks onwards. I met amazing people, whether students from all over the world or Ecuadorians whose culture and mentality I like. My trip to Ecuador was a unique experience and I recommend it to everyone.

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Julia Seidel
Julia Seidel
Don Quijote, Quito
Duration: 4 weeks

I am very pleased with the organisation and the advice of ESL, the Quito school was very well organised and the teachers were motivated. My host family was kind and helpful.

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Host family
Living with a host family during your stay in Quito is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the Ecuadorian culture whilst having the chance to practise your Spanish daily outside of class in informal and authentic contexts. Our partner school carefully selects local host families and they generally live max. 15 minutes away from the school. You will stay in a single room and have the choice between having half board or full board provided.

Shared apartment
Our partner school also proposes accommodation in a shared apartment, around 15 minutes' walking distance away from the language school building. Staying in a single room, you will share the common facilities with your flatmates, including a large equipped kitchen, a large living room, a terrace and 2 bathrooms. This option represents a very good opportunity to meet international students and to share the experience of a language study stay in Ecuador with them.
Please note: The doors to the rooms in the apartment cannot be locked (only the main entrance to the apartment can be locked).

Host family
Living with a host family during your stay in Quito is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the Ecuadorian culture whilst having the chance to practise your Spanish daily outside of class in informal and authentic contexts. Our partner school carefully selects local host families and they generally live max. 15 minutes away from the school. You will stay in a single room and have the choice between having half board or full board provided.

Shared apartment
Our partner school also proposes accommodation in a shared apartment, around 15 minutes' walking distance away from the language school building. Staying in a single room, you will share the common facilities with your flatmates, including a large equipped kitchen, a large living room, a terrace and 2 bathrooms. This option represents a very good opportunity to meet international students and to share the experience of a language study stay in Ecuador with them.
Please note: The doors to the rooms in the apartment cannot be locked (only the main entrance to the apartment can be locked).

The school offers a wide choice of social and cultural activities. A visit to Quito will give you the opportunity to discover the Ecuadorian culture, through the sensuality and rhythm of the dances, the rich cuisine or the debates and conferences on the Latin-American world. You can also go to Otavalo on the Pan-American, which is famous for its market; ride horses in Baños, in the Valley of the Andes; or even take yourself to the middle of the world, with the equator only 22 km north of Quito! Not to mention the well-conserved remains  of pre-Columbian civilisations, the national park of Cotopaxi or the thermal spas of Papallacta.

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