The City: Cuenca is the cultural capital of Ecuador
and its third largest city. It is also Ecuador's best-kept
secret. Cuenca and its surrounding region are rich in history,
with a colonial atmosphere that has survived thanks to years of
almost complete isolation. Cuenca is a city of fascinating
contrasts: two universities, museums and art galleries stand
alongside Indian markets rarely visited by foreigners. Exploring
this delightful Latin American city and getting to know its
friendly people will make you want to stay forever...
CUENCA: Estudio Sampere is situated in a
detached building overlooking the Barranco River in the city
The school has seven classrooms, a small garden, common
room, library and video room. It has a friendly atmosphere,
and the director and staff are Ecuadorians who make
up a professional and committed team.
Foreign students per year: 400 (2004).
Average number of students: 25.
Traveling in Ecuador: It is worth taking some time to
explore Ecuador. Almost all of our
students spend several days or weeks traveling through the
Ecuadorian sierras, jungles and beaches after their course. The
Ecuadorians are friendly and hospitable, and a network of buses
connects the country, taking adventurous travelers to exotic and
fascinating places. For a few dollars you can find a room in a
simple and clean hotel or hostel.
Sampere Cuenca will be happy to help you plan your trip.
Galapagos is a dream come true for any nature lover. Excursions
to the Galapagos are expensive and prices, including air fare,
and accommodation start at 800 US$ (4 days/3 nights).
Spanish courses in Ecuador
PRICES and DATES for 2011 in Ecuador
- Dance and cookery classes (2 per week).
- Culture and civilization classes (4 per week).
- Full day excursions to Ingapirca, etc. (3 per month).
- Guided tours to museums and monuments (1 per week).
- And more, much more...