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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior Housing Options: Guest House
Areas of Study: Latin American Studies, Peace/Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science/International Relations, Service Learning, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Spanish Studies Program Category: Service Learning
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:
Travel to Quito, Ecuador with Professor José Jorge Mendoza,  Dept. of Philosophy
Spring Break 2020
1-credit course, PHIL.4910
(must be registered for spring semester by end of add/drop)
Service-learning Experience + Cultural Excursions
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Learn More:
  • About our on-site partner: Manna Project International
    • Manna Project International (MPI) is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that fosters communities of talented young leaders to become the next generation of social change agents by engaging in collaborative, on-the-ground service with international communities in need. Operating international sites in Nicaragua and Ecuador, MPI implements a variety of community development programs focused on improving health, education and livelihoods.
    • Communities Serving Communities: With the vision of Communities Serving Communities, MPI connects college students, recent graduates and young professionals with international opportunities where they can apply their passions, experience, and education through service to communities in need. MPI’s model is a collaborative community-based approach to development stressing three organizational pillars: holistic approach, community focus and leadership development.
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    • Through this service experience, the goal is to expand world perspectives, raise awareness of international issues, and instill a desire to serve on a deeper level.
  • The College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will offer the "Dean's World Ready Scholarship" to all students in the college applying to this faculty-led course with travel. 
  • Scholarship awards are $500-1000
  • Completed applications can be submitted to the Office of Study Abroad, University Crossing room 370 or
  • Application: AY19-20 World Ready Scholarship Application.doc
Program Costs:
  • Students will be charged a Program Fee in addition to the regular semester charges. The Program fee will include:
    • 3 meals daily
    • Housing in program guest house
    • Airport transfers and all in-country transportation necessary for itinerary items (itinerary to be shared by professor at a later date)
    • Cultural excursions & farewell excursion
    • International insurance + 24-7 on-site emergency support (faculty/staff on-site)
    • Round-trip airfare Boston to Quito, Quito to Boston. Group flights will be coordinated, more details to be shared at a later date
  • All costs can be viewed via the Budget Worksheet (also linked above)