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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Required: 2.5 Program Type: Affiliate
Language: English, Spanish Program Advisor: Theresa (Tess) Thrower, theresa.thrower@sru.edu
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.


 
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SRU Program Requirements
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to study abroad, however, some SRU international partner institutions may require a higher GPA
  • There is no class level requirement for study abroad at SRU
  • Disciplinary files will be requested from the Office of Student Conduct, for each applicant, and will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  • Please make sure to check with the Financial Aid (if applicable) for academic and other requirements that pertain to potentially receiving aid during your study abroad experience. 
To apply for this program use the green 'Apply Now' button at the top or bottom of the page.  You will be prompted to log in after which you will be directed to the SRU study abroad application forms and other requirements. Once you have completed all required items, and your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be instructed to begin an application directly in the CISabroad application portal. Please do not begin an application with CISabroad until you have been first approved by SRU.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 11/22/2019 11/22/2019 TBA TBA