International Field Study

Ecuador – Logistics Winter 2019

Ecuador – Logistics Winter 2019

This International Field Study, IFS, Ecuador Be World Ready opportunity is designed for students who have a desire to explore the Ecuadorian culture and learn with peers and local industry professionals.

Students will visit the city of Guayaquil and resort area of Salinas. Highlights include a tour of the city and local historical park to experience the culture, architecture, indigenous wildlife and traditions of Ecuador. Tours have been arranged with local business and an excursion to Port Guayaquil, Ecuador’s busiest seaport, will highlight both the logistical and commercial aspects of Ecuador’s busiest port. The IFS includes an excursion to the coastal town of Salinas where there are opportunities to experience local culture and possibly see whales, dolphins and sea lions.

Students from the School of Business & Management will engage in a learning opportunity with Universidad Ecotec University and Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo. Morning workshops on business, commerce, and logistics will be followed by excursions to local businesses in the afternoon.

This trip qualifies for a $500 Be World Ready Grant to help bring down the cost of the experience. Be World Ready Grant Disbursement:

$400 Be World Ready Advance will be awarded upon completion of pre-departure requirements and used to cover a portion of the trip cost. This is reflected in the payment schedule below.

$100 will be awarded upon return from your Field Study.

More information regarding grant distribution as well as the multi-stage process of completion can be found on the 'Grants' page

Day 1

Depart Toronto Pearson flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Arrive at hotel and check in.

Day 2

Tourism in Guayaquil : Parque Historico Guayaquil

The Guayaquil Historical Park is one of Guayaquil’s most popular attractions, but a guided tour offers a greater insight into the city’s fascinating history. On this 3-hour walking tour, journey back to 20th-century Guayaquil; learn more about Ecuador’s culture and traditions; and spot wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, and macaws.

It includes 8 hectares divided in three zones: Wild Life, Traditions and Urban – architectural, where the nature, rural and urban aspects are brought together in one concept: encouraging the environment preservation, rescue and promotion of our customs.

Puerto Santa Ana: Its natural environment is located facing the Guayas River, its modern architecture, a building erected in what were once the silos of the brewery and that retain their original shape, the Plaza Pílsener, in which artistic events and museums are held. Popular Music Julio Jaramillo Lurido, from the Barcelona and Emelec Shipyard teams and the Beer Museum.

Day 3

Morning: In-class session at Ecotec University.

Afternoon: Company tour: Cerveceria Nacional, CN S.A. is engaged in the production, distribution and sale of beverages including beer and malt extracts, liquors and syrups. Products are sold under the registered trademark Premium and Dorada. The company was founded in 1887 and is based in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Cerveceria Nacional, CN S.A. operates as a subsidiary of SABMiller plc.

Day 4

Morning: In-class session at Ecotec University.

Afternoon: Tour of Andipuerto: (shipping port and logistics hub) Andipuerto Guayaquil S. A. won the tender issued by Port Authorities of Guayaquil in 1999 for the concession of the Dry Bulk & Multipurpose Terminal for 25 years with exclusive rights for handling bulk / grain cargo. The terminal can also operate general cargo, Steel and containers.

Located inside the main Port of Guayaquil called “Puerto Nuevo” it covers an area on the extreme East side of the Port with easy access to the city and connected to the main roads of the country.

All vessels destined to Andipuerto Guayaquil S. A. use the same channel access as “Puerto Nuevo”. The pilot station is located northwest from the “Puná Island”, being a quiet, wind calm and natural channel with an official draft of 32 feet brackish water.

Andipuerto Guayaquil S.A. is the biggest dry-bulk terminal in Ecuador with 360,000 MT of storage capacity. It offers productivity levels above the standard in comparison to other dry-bulk terminals in Ecuador. On average vessels would stay in almost half the time against similar vessel in other terminal.

Day 5

Morning: in-class session at UEES: Holy Spirit University. Certified as a university accredited by CEAACES quality control bodies, it achieves the highest qualification of the medium for the training of high-level entrepreneurial professionals.It ranks as the Business School Number 2 in Ecuador in the América Economica magazine.

Afternoon: Company Tour: Tonicorp , a company of Arca Continental and The Coca-Cola Company , is a Holding formed by the companies: Industrias Lácteas Toni SA, Plásticos Ecuatorianos SA and Distribuidora importer Dipor. He has an extensive career leading the segment of dairy products and functional foods with high added value in Ecuador since 1970.

The portfolio of our company has available: yoghurts, dairy products (regular and flavored milk), cream cheese, delicacies, gelatins, moisturizers and ice cream. The quality and technology implemented in the production of our brands have allowed the company to cross borders, marketing its products in countries such as: United States, Caribbean Islands, Puerto Rico, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Spain, Arab Emirates , among others.

Tonicorp Holding has a strong commitment to contribute to the sustainable development of the country, the company has been characterized for many years in the creation of shared value, highlighting programs in livestock and sustainability. We are convinced that the long-term success of the company is closely related to the development and well-being that we generate in the communities where we operate.

Tonicorp recently inaugurated its moderate dairy plant, which represents the largest investment in capacity expansion and productive innovation in the dairy sector, becoming a benchmark in the country.

Day 6

Morning:  in-class session at UEES: Holy Spirit University. Certified as a university accredited by CEAACES quality control bodies, it achieves the highest qualification of the medium for the training of high-level entrepreneurial professionals.It ranks as the Business School Number 2 in Ecuador in the América Economica magazine.

Afternoon: Company tour: Negocios Industriales Real SA (NIRSA) is one of the leading exporters of canned tuna from Ecuador, reaching more than 25 countries around the world with its products.

Day 7
Morning: Meet with representatives from Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce.

Afternoon: travel to Salinas. Salinas is a coastal town on the western tip of Ecuador’s Santa Elena province. It’s known for its popular beaches, like San Lorenzo and Chipipe, which are both hugged by the palm-lined Malecón promenade. Near the promenade, the Museo de Ballenas features whales, dolphins and sea lions. Migratory humpback whales pass the rocky point of La Chocolatera, which offers panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean.

Day 8

Return to Hotel in Guayaquil.

Day 9

Return flight to Toronto.

Included in the price
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • Insurance
  • Workshops and activities

Payment Plan

Note that the fees included below are approximate and may vary at any time.


$550 is due December 4, 2018

Second Payment

$550 is due January 5, 2018

Third Payment

$550 is due January 31, 2019

Final Payment

$300 +/- is due February 8, 2019

Option 1—Direct Deposit – Online

When making payment through online banking:

  • Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number
  • Once payment is made, you MUST email and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for International Field Study: Ecuador – Logistics Winter 2019. Please copy Be World Ready, at on the email
  • The following business day the payment will be uploaded to your student account and as long as Student Accounts receive an email from you, the IFS charge will be posted accordingly

Option 2—In Person

Go to Student Accounts located in the Registrar’s office at Niagara College. There is one at each campus. Have your student number available. Indicate that you would like to make a payment for an International Field Study: Ecuador – Logistics Winter 2019. Make payment (either deposit or final payment) for your International Opportunity to your student account.

Cancellation Policy

Students MUST email the Be World Ready team immediately at, from their Niagara College student email account, to notify the team of your decision to no longer participate in an IFS. If no notification of cancelation is received by email to the Be World Ready team after the initial deposit date, all payments are 100% non-refundable regardless of the below schedule of cancellation fees.

It is imperative that the Be World Ready team is notified of your choice to withdraw from any IFS as soon as possible. A missed payment is not considered a notification of no longer wishing to participate in an IFS an email must be sent to expressing your desire to withdrawal.

If a student needs to cancel their International Field Study, they may qualify for a refund of monies paid based on the schedule of cancellation fees outlined below:

Schedule of Cancellation Fees
  • 0—30 days of deposit date: Refunds will be granted based on vendor/supplier payments made by the cancelation date
  • 31—60 days of deposit date: 50% loss of all payments made to date
  • 61+ days of deposit date: All payments 100% non-refundable

Application Process

  • Apply online
  • Email a copy/photo of your passport to
    • Please ensure all text is legible as this is required to book your airline ticket
  • Pay the deposit (spots for this trip are only secured after a deposit payment has be made)

Grant Eligibility

All, full-time Niagara College students participating in an international activity are eligible for up to $500 worth of Be World Ready grants to help offset the cost of their experience. In order to qualify for the grant:

  • Apply to an international experience
  • Attend a mandatory pre-departure meeting (dates to be determined)
  • Complete the online pre-departure component (consisting of Blackboard modules and forms to sign)
  • Successfully attend the international experience
  • Upon return, submit two high-quality photos along with a well-written testimonial referencing your experience abroad to the Be World Ready team
Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email a copy/photo.
Approx. Price

$1950+/- (Grant Applied)

Trip Date

Feb 23, 2019—Mar 3, 2019






Course-based Research Projects, Cultural Immersion, Supply Chain & Logistics, Entrepreneurship


School of Business

Application Deadline

December 4, 2018