The Centers for Interamerican Studies (CEDEI) is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning, dedicated to the study of American languages and cultures in Cuenca, Ecuador. It was founded in 1992 in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the meeting of the Old and New Worlds. To foster understanding among the people of the Americas, CEDEI sponsors a variety of academic activities independently and in conjunction with universities in North and South America.

CEDEI offers several programs throughout the year, including credit-bearing programs for those looking for University credit and Spanish immersion for non-students and professionals. Flexible, non-credit Spanish immersion classes and volunteer opportunities, as well as medical Spanish courses are also available at CEDEI.

The main CEDEI center is situated in the beautiful colonial heart of Cuenca, just a few blocks from the central plaza, Parque Calderón. Our building, originally a colonial house, is home to the Department of International Programs and the Spanish Language Department. Our rooftop study area, various classrooms, and central location offer a wonderful setting for students to study, relax and take part in cultural dance and cooking classes.