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CISabroad Semester in Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
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Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study:
Business, Business Administration, Communication, Culture, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, History, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Spanish
Program:
Affiliated
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Housing Options:
Homestay
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Credit Type:
Pass/Fail
Program Type:
Study
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Come live 9,000 feet above sea level in this high-altitude haven for all things fun: markets, mountains, and culture in the city, and beaches, jungles, and crater lakes all nearby. On our Semester in Ecuador you will study at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, a top-notch university, and improve your Spanish through both language and elective courses taught in Spanish. You will experience:

  • Study Spanish in Ecuador – The University’s broad range of courses mirrors Ecuador’s inspiring ethnic and natural diversity, from anthropology to cultural studies to volcanology. 
  • Lush US-style campus – Universidad San Francisco de Quito’s beautiful campus has all the luxuries typical of home: a world-class library, wireless access, classrooms, restaurants, and sports fields.
     
  • Amazing sites in Ecuador – This geographically small country is packed with adventure activities and opportunities for cultural exploration, and it boasts amazing biodiversity from the Amazonian jungle to nearby Galapagos Islands.
     
  • Life with local and international students – The University is known for its regional diversity within Ecuador, so you can meet fellow classmates from the Ecuadorean mountains, coastal areas, and cities, as well as from Europe, Asia, and the United States.
     
  • A fascinating, historic city – Quito’s entire downtown, with its fascinating blend of old and new, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, so it’s hard to go wrong when exploring when you study abroad in Ecuador!
Academics:
Semester in Ecuador is located at the gorgeous Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). Its courses in Spanish as a second language are excellent. We do recommend that you have at least 2 years of college-level Spanish before coming. An online Spanish placement exam will help you register for courses in the College of Liberal Arts, the Spanish Department, or Instituto de Lenguas Extranjeras. USFQ also boasts strong programs in biology and environmental science, liberal arts, arts and communication, marketing, international relations, business, and hospitality and tourism. Courses include anthropology, cultural studies, Spanish, volcanology, culinary arts, and studio arts, and most courses are taught in Spanish.

Student Life:
As a CISabroad study abroad student, you’ll get outstanding support. We’re with you every step of the way to provide academic advising, personal help, and cultural counseling.  We want to ensure that when you arrive in Ecuador, you hit the ground running.

Your semester will begin with an intensive orientation program that introduces you to life in Ecuador and Quito, as well as to life at your new university. The University offers numerous opportunities to get involved and meet local students on campus. Whether your passion is mountaineering, martial arts, or modern dance, there’s a student club or organized activity for you. And just in case you find your Spanish studies a bit more challenging than anticipated, tutoring is available for all language levels.





Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.