Covid-19 Programming updates
Due to the global public health crisis, we are continuously re-thinking and adapting our programming to the realities in Ecuador and across the world, implementing appropriate measures for our in-person programming and expanding our virtual education programs. Please see our current online programming below, as well as our ever-developing plans for in-person study abroad programs. Visit our FAQs page for more information on how we are handling the global pandemic.
Re-imagining intercultural education and study abroad... online
The numerous crises we are facing have exposed cracks in our most long-standing institutions. In this online program, Pachaysana converts the cracks into opportunities for planting seeds of change. Our faculty is joined by community-based educators from Ecuador to co-teach two courses in English, using participatory methods to inspire a new way of doing online education, a way that is born from the cracks. Our college and university partners can contract an entire course solely for their institution or open the courses up for direct student enrollment. Learn more by opening this brochure or reading testimonials. (Spanish courses available upon request.)
creating spaces for collective unlearning and dreaming
Pachaysana offers a series of workshops and webinars on "unlearning" that can complement ongoing course instruction (we have worked with departments of Geography, Latin American Studies, Indigenous/Native American Studies, Theatre, Arts Administration, Education, Anthropology, Dance, and more), assist in program or campus community development (e.g. an effort to decolonize community engagement practices, or to strengthen a student-led club) or as faculty development seminars (we combine themes/methodologies into an unlearning series). Read about our most popular offerings (Identity and Pacha, Storytelling for Social Change and Epistemic Justice), each one that can be done as a dynamic webinar, an interactive workshop or a combination of both. We work closely with the contracting institution to tailor each offering to their diverse needs. Please inquire for prices and more information and read testimonials.
Rehearsing Change: Semester-Long Study Abroad
Adapting our study abroad Model to the new reality
After two very successful in-person semesters (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022), both of which followed a carefully crafted plan of Covid protocols, Pachaysana has decided to take a hiatus in the Fall 2022 semester to catch up on community-based projects that have piled up over the last 2 years. We encourage all students to apply for our Spring 2023 semester. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see stories and images from the past semesters!
We are pleased to announce that Rehearsing Change will return to its normal schedule and structure for the Spring 2023 semester. Students will have the option of host family stays or living in community-run volunteer housing sites. We plan to have community partner sites in the rural highlands and Upper Amazon. Please stay tuned for more information. Applications are open and admissions are rolling until all slots are filled.