Academics that are literally sky-high! On our Summer in Ecuador program you'll live 9,000 feet above sea level in the amazing city of Quito at a highly ranked private university. On Summer in Ecuador you will study at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, a top-notch university, and improve your Spanish during unique excursions throughout this dynamic country. Quito comprises several distinct neighborhoods. You will love the historic downtown with its colorful buildings, cobblestone streets, and street vendors selling everything you can possibly imagine. You will experience:
Excellent academics if you’re looking to study in Spanish – Earn 9 credits in 9 weeks. You’ll have the freedom and flexibility to study Spanish in Ecuador as you practice your new language skills while traveling throughout ethnically, culturally, and naturally diverse Ecuador.
Lush US-style campus – Universidad San Francisco de Quito’s beautiful campus has all the luxuries typical of home: a world-class library, Wi-Fi 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 beautiful scenery and amazing biodiversity—the Galapagos Islands are nearby!
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. From indigenous festivals to cafes in tranquil parks, Quito is a city of wonderful contrasts. Its mixed history of ancient empires and colonialism is visible in the amazing ruins and the Spanish- style churches that dot the landscape.
Incredible excursions that complement your coursework – This program is packed with peak experiences. Visit the lush coast, teaming with tropical fruits, cacoa, and cafes. Trek in the mountain town of Baños, where thermal pools sit in the shadow of a volcano. And you’ll visit Tiputini, USFQ’s premier biodiversity laboratory, in the heart of the Amazon.