Services and Facilities
Sintaxis will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your home stay family. The family will then show you how to get to school (all families are close to the school - max. 30 minutes walking)
Sintaxis offers free of charge internet access for its students. In November 2007 we installed a broadband line into our school in order to provide this service to our students.
We offer weekly Salsa / Merenge dance lessons in the evening which is free of charge for our students.
Once a week we cook either lunch or dinner at school. Here you can learn to cook typical Ecuadorian meals and have fun with the other students. You will do the shopping at the market and afterwards we will teach you how to prepare typical Ecuadorian dishes.
Please note that the course itself is free of charge. Students will share the costs for the shopping.
Otavalo, Mitad del Mundo, etc. Sintaxis offers weekly excursions (usually on Friday) to the famous places around Quito. All students who would like to explore Quito and its surroundings are welcome to join us.
On demand we also organize bigger excursions. For excursions with longer travelling distance or higher entrance prices a contribution may be asked from the students. In such cases you will be informed in advanced.
Students who already have intermediate skills or who undertake a two week course (Interactive course) at Sintaxis are welcome to take the opportunity of doing some volunteer work in one of our partner projects with streetchildren. This volunteer opportunity can easily be combined with our courses and are free of charge for Sintaxis students. In these projects you will serve lunch, prepare workshops, play with the children, support them with homework, etc.
All documentation oforthe course will be handed out to you and you will be provided with enough exercises to achieve your learning goals.
As our staff know the country very well (Enrique is currently studying tourism), we can provide you with travel information and support you in planning your trip.
Storage facility for your luggage
We offer a secure opportunity to store your luggage while you are travelling within Ecuador or South America.
Confirmation of your flight
Sintaxis would be pleased to confirm your flight.