EF Education First is an international education company that specialises in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange. The company was founded in 1965 and has approximately 43,500 staff and 500 offices and schools located in more than 50 countries. EF celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.
EF Quito is located in one of the most popular neighbourhoods next door to Parque La Carolina on the Mezzanine of La Puerta del Sol building – a modern building boasting well-equipped and comfortable classrooms. The school has lots of social areas, access to a roof-top garden, free WI-FI and is surrounded by a variety of eateries to cater for all tastes and budgets.
Help with Employment
During the course you will receive input on professional development and advice on seeking employment. On completion of the course, you will receive a report of your progress over the four weeks which will serve as a reference for future jobs and the EF tutors will act as referees on your CV. EF is a worldwide organisation, with 539 schools and offices in 54 countries, and language at the heart of our business. Currently EF offers positions primarily in China, Indonesia, and Russia where our centres are booming. However, there are many vacancies throughout our international network, too.
There are many options for accommodations in Quito including hostels, home-stays, hotels and apartments. The centre offers assistance in this area to applicants upon acceptance onto the course.
If you postpone the starting date of your course giving:
• More than 4 weeks’ notice - no penalty. The deposit will be valid for a future course. The course must be completed within one year of its postponement.
• Less than 4 weeks’ notice - you will forfeit your original deposit which must be paid again. If any other payments have been made, that money will be valid for a future course. The course must be completed within one year of its postponement.
If you cancel the course:
• More than 4 weeks before the course starts—full refund of balance (not of deposit).
• Between 2 and 4 weeks before the course starts—50% refund of balance (not of deposit).
• Less than 2 weeks before the course starts—0% refund.
The place on any course and fees paid cannot be transferred to another person.
We reserve the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks before the start date. In this case your full fees will be refunded (including deposit).
EF Quito is not liable for any other costs incurred by candidates including flights and accommodation.
QUITO is one of the most beautiful capital cities in South America. Its old town is a UNESCO Heritage site, the city views are spectacular, especially from the teleferico. Its architecture is beautiful, the people are welcoming and the food is great.
The 14,000-acre Parque Metropolitano, bordering the city’s Bellavista neighbourhood, is the largest urban park in South America. Hiking here, in the maze of forested paths, is a nature lover’s delight—the air smells of eucalyptus and pine, and from atop the eastern ridge, the views of Quito to the west, and to the east, the valley and volcanoes beyond is something you’ll not soon forget. On a clear summer day in Quito, in fact, you’ll see the snow-topped Antisana, Cotopaxi and Cayambe volcanoes looming over the city.
Covering more than 800 acres, Quito has the largest historic centre in the Americas, with an over-abundance of ancient thick-walled, tile-roofed colonial buildings, churches, museums, and more.
Climb the hill to find modern art: the home and art space devoted to Oswaldo Guayasamín can be found set atop a hill overlooking the Quito valley. It is a bizarre cube-like monument, filled with the Quechuan artist’s giant murals.
Plaza Foch, centre of the nightlife, is the favourite place to settle in with a cocktail at an outdoor cafe and do some serious people watching. It is also the place to satisfy your shopping lust for artisan gifts. If you prefer a more modern shopping experience, there are several indoor shopping malls around Parque La Carolina.