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Quito, Ecuador

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Program Provider:
BCA Abroad
Duration:
  • Spring Semester (Jan - May)
  • Fall Semester (Jul-Dec)

Requirements:
  • GPA - 2.6
  • At least 2 semesters of university-level Spanish

Academics:
  • Students will be studying at a private American style university, University of San Francisco Quito (USFQ).
  • Fall students are required to take a 4 week pre-semester course ‘Ecuador - Language and Culture'. This course offers intensive language training, along with information about Ecuador's history, culture and current issues.

Field Trips
  • Galapagos Island for 4 days
  • Amazon Trip for 4 days
  • The Indigenous town and market of Otavalo for a long weekend

Housing
  • Students will live with host families in order to further deepen your cultural immersion.
Links:
BCA - Quito
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Program Provider:
International Education for Students (IES)
Duration:
  • Spring Semester (Jan - Jun)
  • Fall Semester  (Aug-Dec)

Requirements:
  • GPA - 3.0
  • 4 semesters of university-level Spanish

Academics:
  • Students will be enrolled in the Language & Area Studies Program.
  • Students may take courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), the oldest private university in Quito.
  • IES Abroad Quito Area Studies students typically take 2 to 3 outside courses at PUCE.
  • Students will gain unique cultural exposure and international work experience through internships or service learning placements.

Field Trips
  • Galapagos Island
  • Amazon Trip

Housing
  • Students will live with Ecuadorian hosts in a private home in Quito.
Links:
IES - Quito
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