Improving education, and mega diversity
Located in South America, Ecuador is renowned worldwide for its incredible biodiversity. However, education is the 1st priority, since the Ecuadorian government started to solve its education problems in the 1980s. Recently, higher education in Ecuador is at the centre of its focus. There have been plenty of debates and decisions about how to improve and upgrade the Ecuadorian education system.
Education in Ecuador is divided to public and private schools. Public schools don’t require any enrolment fees, but students have to pay tuition fees annually. Private schools usually charge a monthly fee and offers all of their courses in English, especially private schools located in Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. Students also have a chance to learn and practice Spanish, which is one of the most spoken languages in the world.
Ecuador owns a large number of amazing natural sites. Though it is geographically a small country, there are countless adventure activities and chances for cultural explorations. Particularly nature-lovers can’t resist the temptation of enjoying these biologically fantastic sites of Ecuador. Ecuador is home to around 25,000 species of plants, 1,600 species of birds, 369 species of mammals and 350 species of reptiles. Although “mega diversity” is not literally an “official” word, that’s how many biologists describe Ecuador.
Considering the costs of living in Ecuador, it is very affordable when compared to other countries in America. To be more detailed, a meal in a normal restaurant would cost $3.00. Utilities (heating, garbage, electricity, water) for an 85m2 apartment is $40 per month. Nevertheless, the prices crucially depend on the location. Hence, it is advisable for students to search for information about the living cost or their desired destination.
Top 3 reasons to study in Ecuador:
- Recently improved education
- A massive biodiversity
- Amazing natural and cultural sites
Did you know this about Ecuador?
- The Ecuadorian Constitution requires all children to attend school until they achieve a “basic level of education,” which is estimated at about nine school years.
- “OFFICIAL” FACT: The colours of their flag are yellow for the diversity in the country, blue for the sky and sea, and red for the blood for those who fought for their independence.
- Charles Darwin’s massive breakthrough took place at the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Nowadays, there is even a volcano called Darwin.