Covid-19 Programming updates
Due to the global public health crisis, we are continuously re-thinking and adapting our programming to the realities of social-distancing and virtual education. Please see our current online programming below, as well as our 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.
creating spaces for collective unlearning and dreaming
Pachaysana has created a series of workshops and webinars 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 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 seminar). 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 or interactive workshop. 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
We have carefully designed an in-person experience that is structured to provide the safest experience for students and local participants. We have three possible scenarios for how we will carry out the program, ranging from normal community-based programming to pod-style modules at local eco-lodges. Two months prior to the term, in the last week of June, we will communicate our final decision to all accepted students and our college partners. We will also be accepting late applicants up until July 15. Click here to read about our Plans A, B and C and our working list of COVID protocols.
We will maintain a cautious approach and not make a final decision on which plan (A, B or C) we intend to operate until approximately mid November, 2021. Whereas the fall is likely to stray from our normal programming, we are confident that more widespread vaccine availability in Ecuador will allow us to operate in Spring 2022 with greater normalcy. In all cases, Pachaysana prioritizes the health and well-being of international students and local community participants and we ask for patience as we adapt plans to meet our evolving situation on the ground.