Ecuador: Guayaquil Semester
The city of Guayaquil is one of the most important harbors in Latin America and it is the largest city in Ecuador. Guayaquil is the economical capital of the nation. Ecuador is one of the few countries which produce and export vegetal ivory (tagua), balsa wood and passion fruit, and it is one of the major shrip producers of the world. Currently, Guayaquil has around three million people. Malécon 2000, the largest architectural development in the last century of Guayaquil's history, is a waterfront boardwalk that runs from Cuenca Street in the south of the city, all the way to Barrio las Peñas on the north. The Weather in Guayaquil during November is warm and dry, with average mean precipitation of 7.4 mm for the entire month, maximum temperatures of 30.8 ºC, minimum temperatures of 21.4 and Humidity of around 60%.
The Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning that achieved high prestige in the community. Católica has an attractive campus and a very active student life, including numerous social and recreational facilities as well as computer labs. The campus is served by public transportation. More than 5,500 students are enrolled in degree programs such as Architecture, Law, Business, Sociology, Education, Literature, Communications, Psychology, Economics and Engineering.