International Field Study

Ecuador SEA Spring 2018

Ecuador SEA Spring 2018


Niagara College Canada will be collaborating with Brock University and Solidarity Experiences Abroad to conduct a Field Study to Ecuador. Solidarity Experiences Abroad (SEA) is a social justice program organized by the Campus Ministries Department at Brock University. The program requires engagement in health community development and cultural activities in Guayaquil and Salinas as well as small rural areas in the vicinity. Staff and students will be staying at a Retreat House with the Catholic Church. Students will be escorted to all placements by Faculty along with a local driver and volunteer coordinators.

Projects: Students will be assigned based on interest and program of study

**Health campaigns in rural communities, Salinas and Guayaquil.

• Chronic disease management
• Street outreach
• Medical attention for homeless
• First Aid education
• Oral hygiene campaign
• Language studies

Day 1
  • Arrival in Guayaquil
Day 2
  • Orientation: Presentation on Ecuador’s Health System
  • Parque Historico
  • Spanish Classes
  • Plaza Lagos
Day 3
  • Visit Fundación Acción Solidaria
  • Visit Daule: Diagnostics
  • Spanish Classes
  • Puerto Santa Ana & Las Peñas
Day 4
  • Health/Dental Campaign: Daule
  • Spanish Classes
  • Salsa Dancing
Day 5
  • Health/Dental Campaign: San Francisco
  • Spanish Classes
  • Movie Night
Day 6
  • Health/Dental Campaign: Nigeria
  • Spanish Classes
  • Pan para mi Hermano
Day 7
  • Day trip to Salinas
  • Visit Salinas: Diagnostics
  • Spanish Classes
  • Pase Malecon Salinas – Mercado Artesanal
Day 8
  • Health/Dental Campaign: Salinas
  • Retorno a GYE
  • Final Debrief, Goodbyes, Pizza Party
Day 9
  • Departure back to Canada

Payment Plan

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


$550 is due February 21, 2018

Second Payment

$650 is due March 14, 2018

Third Payment

$650 is due April 4, 2018

Final Payment

$550+/- is due April 18, 2018

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 SEA Spring 2018. 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 SEA Spring 2018. 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


Trip Date

Apr 28, 2018—May 6, 2018






Health & Community Development, Cultural Activities


Dental Hygiene, Practical Nursing, RN Post Grad, Personal Support Worker

Application Deadline

February 23, 2018