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!

Program Website

Course Description

Students studying at UCG during Semester 2 (August - December term) will take courses from "Ciclo III."

Students attending UCG for the Full Year (August to April) or the Academic Year (January to December) will take courses from "Ciclo III" 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. 

Tips for finding courses:

1. Go to the university's home page

2. Click on the subject under "Oferta de pregrado"

3. On the bottom of the next page, click on “Ver Malla" to view a list of courses offered in Ciclo III. 

4. You can also view the courses available in English. Not every course is offered each semester, and a full course load in English cannot be guaranteed. 

Website for Course Availability

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.

Universidad Casa Grande

ISEP students can choose between two unique experiences in Ecuador! Take classes alongside local students in the Regular University Courses program at Universidad Casa Grande in coastal Guayaquil, or combine...

Walk Score®: 87


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature

  • History Recommended!

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Social Sciences Recommended!

  • Visual and Performing Arts

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 Radio and Television

  • 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: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
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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