As previously announced, we’re hosting a FREE webinar on topic “Explore new student recruitment opportunities in Latin America“. Our goal is to provide international educators interested in the Latin American region with current information about key sourcing countries including Ecuador, Chile, Mexico and Peru. Participants will be able to ask questions and get answers in real time by our guest speakers. Our guest speakers are local student recruitment professionals who work directly with Latin American students and their families.
We’re proud to have as our guest speaker from Ecuador Ms Carmen Jaramillo, Vice President of COICEC – The Ecuadorian Confederation of Cultural Exchange Organizations.
ETN Focus has been partnering with COICEC for a third consecutive year for ETN Focus Workshop Ecuador, which is taking place this year on 18-19 September in Quito.
During our webinar, Ms Carmen Jaramillo will talk about the latest trends in outbound mobility of Ecuadorian students, as well as local social and cultural factors affecting the process of choosing to study abroad.
Here are three facts about the Ecuadorian market from Carmen’s presentation within the webinar:
- Ecuador and Latin America in general are highly family-oriented cultures
- Lack of local political and economic stability boost willingness to study abroad
- Within Latin America itself, there is a lot of migration from one country to another
COICEC is a group of Ecuadorian entities who promote, advise on and facilitate cultural exchange programs. The organisation aims to develop standardized guidelines with a seal of quality, prestige and experience that build confidence and Security in the national and international community.
COICEC members offer a platform of security and confidence when choosing a program that gives Ecuadorian students the safety, quality, warranty and support from reputable companies. COICEC is committed to the comprehensive development of Ecuadorian students and the tranquility of their families and sponsors.
Ecuador is located North West of South America, between Colombia and Peru. The capital city of Ecuador is Quito, and the local currency is US$.
Ecuador has a population of about 16.5 million people. In terms of religion and culture, people are mainly Roman Catholic, and have a traditional orientation. The official language is Spanish, but local people recognize the importance of a second language. Therefore, Ecuadorian students possess a decent command of the English language.
Since 2011 the Ecuadorian education system has changed school periods to “Quimestres” – two 5-month terms. The Ecuadorian school year starts with the SIERRA (from September to July) and ends with the COSTA (from March to February).
There are more than 280 public high schools and private schools with International Baccalaurate (IB). Minimum pass grade is 7/10.
This webinar took place on 27 June 2017. Watch the webinar recording by simply clicking the button below: