Cuenca, Ecuador Project Center

Ecuador
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
C-Term during winter
Project Opportunities: 

Location and Culture

Cuenca, Ecuador is a modern city in the Andes Mountains, located in the southern part of the country. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Trust Site, exemplified by its historical central district. Cuenca’s climate is moderate, with warm days and cool nights.

Past Projects

Past students at the Ecuador project center have:

  • Developed and updated exhibitions at the beautiful and fascinating Museo de las Conceptas, a museum in downtown Cuenca
  • Identified entrepreneurial and business opportunities (i.e.: ecotourism) in the rural village of Shaglli
  • Developed a plan for increasing the use of bicycle transportation in Cuenca
  • Contributed to the “living sustainability laboratory” in the rural village of San Rafael