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Arrival in Quito

First day nerves? At Ailola Quito we understand the importance of feeling prepared for your journey of a lifetime to South America. That’s why we’ve prepared a straight-to-the-point summary for your arrival to Ecuador, including information about your first day at our Spanish school. Read on to find out more!

Prepare your trip

Centro Historico Quito

Pre-arrival contact with our staff

Ailola Quito is one of the few schools located in Quito’s majestic Old Town. So what, you say! Well, where else would a team of friendly Ecuadorian staff prefer to be? Indeed, we’re here throughout week and what’s more, we’re online, over the phone or via Skype to answer each and every question you might have about your arrival to Quito or your stay in Ecuador. Check out our FAQ section to start with, and contact us today!

Placement test

At Ailola Quito our commitment to results means we’ll place you in exactly the right course level for you. We offer an oral and written test on arrival to Ecuador to ensure you’re not ahead of or behind anybody in your Spanish class. For more information on our language levels,click here.

How to get to your accommodation

Free airport transfer

Wanting to know how to get to Quito from Mariscal Sucre International Airport? We’re one step ahead of you, with an airport transfer that’s included (and recommended) in your course fee. Before you leave, we’ll tell you what time and which person from our team will meet you there. Just send us your flight details (flight number, time of arrival to Quito, etc.), and we’ll see you on the other side!

Your First Day

Quito Language School

Welcome Pack

Before you leave home, our staff will prepare an information pack for your arrival to Ecuador. It comes loaded with specific details about your selected accommodation option in Quito (address, phone number, names, etc.), important phone numbers, a map of the Quito plus information about your specific Spanish language course with us.


Get in the know with Ailola Quito’s first-day orientation program! After your arrival to Ecuador we’ll come together with you and your new classmates to discuss life in Quito and your Spanish program in Ecuador. It’s a perfect way to feel at home! Orientation takes place at 9am on your first Monday of class.

Spanish course starts

With a teaching team of University-educated native speakers – plus our emphasis on interactive, communication-driven learning – your first day of classes with us is bound to be a hit! We usually begin classes on a Monday to time your first day with our orientation program.

Your stay in Quito

In case your Spanish school in the historic center of Quito or the majestic indigenous community of Otavalo weren’t enough to remind you, you’re in one of the most amazing countries on earth! And to make your time here even more enjoyable, we’ve prepared a range of support services, including:

  • 24-hour emergency hotline: Reach one of our staff members at any time of the day!
  • Full-time student advisor: For anything related to your stay in Quito, Otavalo, or beyond, contact our full-time student advisor for personalized assistance!
  • Transportation: We’ll not only pick you up from the airport, we’ll also take you to school on your first day and help you figure out the local public transport system!
  • After-school activities: We want you to make the most of your time here in Quito, Otavalo or any of our other locations, with free afterschool activities and program add-ons. Check them out here.