Universidad Casa Grande’s main campus is located in the vibrant city of Guayaquil. The city has several distinct neighborhoods, blending modern urban amenities with historic cultural traditions. The charming and colorful Las Peñas neighborhood, recognized as a National Cultural Heritage site, fills in the evening with locals enjoying the many cafes and bars dotted throughout this historic barrio. Situated on the Río Guayas’ waterfront, the modern and revitalized Malecón neighborhood is home to numerous museums, parks, shopping centers and entertainment options. Guayaquil is also considered the gateway to the pristine Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s best destinations for wildlife and nature tourism.

Universidad Casa Grande is committed to research, academic rigor and meeting the needs of society through education. As a small institution, the university prioritizes personalized student experiences and innovative teaching methods. ISEP students can study a variety of academic disciplines at the flagship Guayaquil campus.

ISEP students immerse themselves in Ecuadorean culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living with a homestay family or in an apartment in the community. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in volunteer projects, sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. The international relations office plans several optional excursions throughout the semester that are open to ISEP students. Universidad Casa Grande also has a "buddy system" to help connect ISEP and local students and adjust to life in Guayaquil!

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Course Description

Casa Grande holds a mandatory orientation for all international students in the first week of the semester. The orientation date will be included in the student's acceptance letter. For the Study in Ecuador Fall semester, students will go on a whale watching tour in Puerto Lopez and visit the "Los Frailes" beach (locations may vary depending on weather).

Students studying at UCG during Semester 2 (August - December term) can choose from the Fall Course List. Each field of study is listed in a separate tab, cycle between tabs to see available courses for Business, Visual and Performing Arts, Politican Science, Communication, Design & Architecture, Education, and 'Interfacultades' (most English courses are listed here). 

Students attending UCG for the Full Year (August to April) will take courses the Fall Courses List (above) during the August to December term and will enroll in the Spring Semester in Guayaquil program from January to April. 

The majority of courses are taught in Spanish, though some courses are available in English. 

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | KHakanson@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Communication

  • English Language and Literature

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations

  • Education: Recommended!

    Early Childhood Education Special Education

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Acting Design and Visual Communications Drama and Theatre Arts Graphic Design

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Other Academic Conditions

All students are required to have a B1 level of Spanish. A B2 level of Spanish is recommended for students not attending the spring semester program. 

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