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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.

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.


Home stays

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $23,115

Billed by Northwestern: $15,980

  • Tuition: $13,480
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $7,135

  • Room & board: $3,315
  • Airfare: $950
  • Local transportation: $350
  • Books & supplies: $240
  • Personal expenses: $1,700
  • Visa & registration: $235
  • IES insurance: $200
  • HTH: $145