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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Option: Homestay
Area of Study/Major: Art, English Literature, History, Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Spanish Language
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Ecuador: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito

Overview

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is a four-year liberal arts institution with approximately three thousand students, 10 percent of whom are international students. The Ecuadorian government recognizes USFQ as one of Ecuador’s leading institutions of higher learning. At USFQ, students develop Spanish language skills through study and cultural immersion, while also learning first-hand about contemporary issues and trends in Latin America. Students can study at USFQ for two months during the summer, a semester during the fall or spring, or an academic year. A variety of courses are offered at USFQ for students who have a solid background in Spanish. Past offerings have included Andean History, Art in Hispanic Quito, Latin American History, Spanish Composition, Spanish Conversation, Cultural Anthropology, History of Ecuador, Introduction to Latin American Issues, People of the Andes, Rural and Urban Sociology, and Tropical Ecology. Language acquisition and cultural immersion are further encouraged through placement in a homestay.

 
Location

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Latin America. USFQ opened in Quito in 1988 and is located in the beautiful suburb of Cumbaya´, a short ride from the city's center.

 
CCIS

The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.




To apply for this program, please visit www.ccisabroad.org for an application. You must make an appointment with the study abroad advisor to review your application prior to submission. Appointments can be made by calling the Center for International Education and Programs at 847-214-7809.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 11/15/2019 01/01/2020 05/15/2020
Summer 2020 02/15/2020 03/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 05/15/2020 06/15/2020 TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 11/15/2020 TBA TBA