IFSA Rehearsing Change

Quito, Ecuador

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Term
Fall, Spring
Language of Instruction

Spanish

Language Prerequisite

4 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.75
Typical Credit Load:
15

About Rehearsing Change

Do you believe in the power of education to change the world? Do you long for life in true community? With Rehearsing Change, you will become part of something bigger: living, studying, and working with local counterparts on a daily basis to create projects that have a real-life impact.

Rehearsing Change Benefits

  • Engage in a community-based program that uses the arts for social change as a means toward a greater understanding of our complex world
  • Offered in collaboration with the Pachaysana Institute and La Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the program is available for a small cohort of 8 to 12 international students
  • Participate in the only Fair Trade Learning program in the world, providing equal educational benefit and meeting established Fair Trade standards 
  • Together the students and counterparts form one cohort that studies with highly qualified university professors and professional artists, applying their studies through creative projects that confront global challenges at the local level
  • Curriculum incorporates the arts, social change and sustainability issues
  • Organized by teachers, artists and community activists who seek social justice through creative educational programming
  • Any student with an interest in the arts, social change or development may apply to this program; however, participants come from all academic backgrounds 

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Rehearsing Change

Courses
Participants take four program courses and may also choose an optional independent study. The Rehearsing Change program also includes field excursions in Quito and the Amazon. 

All courses except for the optional independent study are a required part of the program.
  • Identity and Place
  • Design and Evaluation of Sustainable Community Projects
  • Storytelling: Language and Movement
  • Theatre for Social Change and Innovation
  • Independent Study (optional)
Click here to view descriptions and syllabi for each course.
Experiential Learning

INTERNSHIP OR DIRECTED RESEARCH

Consider an independent study optional course, which may be carried out as an internship or personal research project. Internship options may include working in primary education, English instruction, public health, agriculture, and social entrepreneurship, among others. Directed research allows you to explore a specific topic of interest in greater depth. 

Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Rehearsing Change
Anthropology Cultural Studies Dance Environmental Science/Studies European History History Human Rights Indigenous Studies Latin American Studies Sociology Spanish Theater/Drama

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Host Family
Meals
Most meals included
Details
The Rehearsing Change program includes three meals per day.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Academic Affairs Director

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Heather Young

Associate Director for Academic Affairs

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
August 15, 2018
Program End Date
December 14, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$13,570
Housing
$3,050
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$16,620
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$900
Books & Supplies
$50
Local Transportation
$50
Personal Expenses
$265
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$1,265

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 17, 2019
Program End Date
May 22, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$13,810
Housing
$3,050
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$16,860
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$900
Books & Supplies
$50
Local Transportation
$75
Visa
$120
Personal Expenses
$265
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$1,410