Ecuadorians speak a very clear and easy-to-understand Spanish, which is especially helpful for students with little prior knowledge of the language. In addition, the friendly and welcoming nature of the people means that you will have ample opportunity to practice and improve your Spanish in conversation. Ecuador has been considered to be the safest country in South America with a crime rate lower than that of the US.
Quito is one of the prettiest and richest cities of the ancient Inca Empire. Its past is very exciting: conquered in 1534 by the Spanish, it is one of the oldest cities in South America. The historic center with its magnificent palaces of the colonial age form an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Quito lies 2850 Meter above sea level in a picturesque valley surrounded by majestic peaks of the Andes. Despite it being only 22km away from the Equator, Quito's climate is spring-like all year round!