Community-Based Filmmaking Summer Program in Bahía de Caráquez

Program Description

This is seventh program in Bahía de Caráquez and the first one to offer students college credit for taking our filmmaking workshop along with an immersive language and culture course.

Film experience is not required. Students participate alongside community members to write, script, and produce a short film that will be screened publicly at the end of the program. Courses are supported by topic-specific lectures, directed readings and assignments, all of which is sequenced to lead up to the collaborative production of a fiction short.

Any student, university or high school senior (not limited to the US), who wishes to receive 6 credits should contact us by filling out the form below, or by contacting the Stony Brook University Program Director, Joseph M. Pierce at We will help you apply through the Stony Brook University Study Abroad & Exchange website. New York residents receive in-state tuition rates. Financial aid and internship programs are available.


  • Receive college credit (up to 6 units) through Stony Brook University
  • Dramatically improve Spanish language skills
  • Collaborate with native speakers rather than learning about them
  • Internships are available and individual research projects are encouraged
  • Engage creativity and make a difference in the local community


June 1 – July 8, 2016


Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador



Includes $300 non-refundable deposit, 120 hours of instruction in film production (in Spanish, one field trip, local transportation, housing (double or triple accommodation), and 18 meals per week. Fee does not include airfare, health insurance, and incidental expenses.

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