MSID—International Development in Ecuador

MSID—International Development in Ecuador — Dates

Dates & Deadlines

Submit the online application and complete the assigned application checklist according to the appropriate deadline:

Term/TrackApp Open Date*Deadline
August Language Pre-session 2015Dec 1, 2014Apr 1, 2015
August Session 2015: August 3–26  
Arrival date August 3
Last day of program August 26
Departure date August 28
Fall 2015Dec 1, 2014Apr 1, 2015
MSID Ecuador —Standard: August 31 – December 11  
MSID Ecuador —Plus Pre-session: August 3 – December 11  
Pre-session arrival date August 3
Pre-session last day August 26
Fall arrival date August 31
Classroom phase ends; Internships begin October 24
Internship phase ends December 5
Last day of program December 11
Departure date December 13
Academic Year 2015-2016Dec 1, 2014Apr 1, 2015
MSID Ecuador —Standard: August 31 – April 22  
MSID Ecuador —Plus Pre-session: August 3 – April 22  
Pre-session arrival date August 3
Pre-session last day August 26
Academic year arrival date August 31
Classroom phase ends; Internships begin October 24
Internship phase ends December 5
Last day of fall semester December 11
Winter break period December 12 – January 3
Research Seminar January 4 – January 16
Mid-semester seminar in Quito February 29 – March 4
Spring break period March 5 – 13
Internships ends April 17
Last day of academic year program April 22
Departure date April 23
Winter Break Language Pre-session 2016May 1, 2015Oct 15, 2015
January Session 2016: December 27–January 15  
Arrival date December 27
Last day of program January 15
Departure date January 17
Spring 2016May 1, 2015Oct 15, 2015
MSID Ecuador —Standard: January 18 – May 6  
MSID Ecuador —Plus Pre-session: December 27 – May 6  
Pre-session arrival date December 27
Pre-session last day January 15
Spring arrival date January 18
Classroom phase ends March 12
Spring break period March 12 - March 20
Internships begin March 21
Internship phase ends April 29
Last day of program May 6
Departure date May 8

 

Late applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. If the deadline has passed, contact Molly Micheels to inquire about applying late.

Information about a group flight will be sent out after the application deadline. Before purchasing alternate flights, please consult with Learning Abroad Center staff to coordinate with the scheduled group flight. 

*Program dates are subject to change. Contact the LAC for verification of dates before purchasing your airfare.
**If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person, program-specific session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.

Term AbroadDate/TimeLocation
Spring 2016 TBD TBD

Resources

Program Handbook Program Orientation Visa Information Program Resources

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Scholarship