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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.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern 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 2017: $23,125

Billed by Northwestern: $16,070

Estimated additional costs: $7,055

  • Room/board & insurance: $3,530
  • Airfare: $800
  • Local transportation: $350
  • Books & supplies: $315
  • Personal expenses: $1,800
  • Visa & registration: $260

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