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Universidad San Francisco de Quito

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Sponsor: IES Abroad

Location: Quito, Ecuador


This program stresses Spanish immersion. Students take a full course load at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and have internship and service learning placement opportunities. A modern institution of higher learning, USFQ is one of Ecuador's most prestigious universities and offers a full range of programs and courses, all taught in Spanish.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


  • Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.
  • Read Internships and Service Learning for important information about earning credit.
  • Read Credit Enrollment requirements for information about maintaining a full-time course load while abroad.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IES application by the program's deadline

Languages: Spanish

Language Requirements: 

3 years or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.


Homestays (21 meals/week)

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $24,105

Billed by Northwestern: $16,615

  • Tuition: $14,055
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $7,490

  • Room/board & insurance: $3,655
  • Airfare: $1,000
  • Local transportation: $390
  • Books & supplies: $260
  • Personal expenses: $1,800
  • Visa & registration: $265
  • USFQ insurance: $120

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