The foreign groups of the Intersession programs at the International Programs Department of CEDEI started classes this week. Each group will participate in several activities according to their area of ​​studies.

The UW-Whitewater Comparative Higher Education Seminar group studies topics related to higher education administration. For this reason, they will visit the universities of Azuay and Cuenca, as well as the Senescyt and UNAE offices, located in Azogues. This will be completed with a lecture on political issues in Latin America, with a focus on the latest reforms in higher education. The university students will also visit the Pumapungo Museum.

The Albright College group will begin its program visiting the Old Cathedral and the Museo de las Conceptas. They will also take Spanish classes and a course in comparative cultures. In addition, their agenda includes a lecture on migration as well as visits to the Panama Hat Factory, the Cajas National Park, and Ingapirca.

Another group that is in the International Programs department comes from St. Ambrose University with students of the speech pathology master´s program. This group will visit the CEDEI school and preschool. Also, they will tour the Cerebral Palsy Institute of Azuay (IPCA) and the Stephen Hawking Institute. In addition, the students will attend a lecture on natural medicine; they will take dance classes and will visit Saraguro in Loja.

Finally, the group from Salisbury University includes students majoring in Spanish and communication. They will take Spanish classes and other courses related to their majors. Therefore, they will visit local media such as Unsión Televisión and a local newspaper. Their itinerary also includes a lecture on migration and visits to the Pumapungo Museum and El Cajas National Park.