Program Details

Students accepted into the UNCW exchange/study abroad program with USFQ will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Areas of study available include administration, architecture, biological and environmental sciences, tropical ec
Location:
Quito, Ecuador
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is one of the most distinguished private universities in Ecuador. Located in the Cumbaya valley, adjacent to the city, the university consists of an intimate campus with all of the educational buildings centrally located. USFQ is a liberal arts university that is based on the American University system. The gorgeous architecture and immaculate landscaping provide a serene and attractive study environment.

Students accepted into the UNCW exchange/study abroad program with USFQ will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Areas of study available include administration, architecture, biological and environmental sciences, tropical ecology, communication, engineering and polytechnics, film, fine arts, food and nutrition, health sciences, law and liberal arts. Students may also enroll in Spanish language courses designed for non-native Spanish speakers interested in learning and practicing Spanish.

This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad: • Exchange – This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad. • Study Abroad – This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board directly to USFQ. With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Setting Description:
Quito is Ecuador’s second largest city and a major transportation hub for the country. The easily accessible airport and bus stations make travel a convenient bonus to this program. Ecuador offers a rich variety of sights, including the Amazon Basin and its luscious rain forest environment, the arid Pacific Coast, Incan ruins, and the unforgettable Galapagos Islands.

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