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The Latitude Zero: Ecuador Research Initiative (L0ERI)


Ecuador: Cumbaya, Quito


Spring, Fall


Deadlines Fall: June 1, Spring: November 1

Degree Level


Subject Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Independent Study
  • Marine Biology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

Cost in US$:

Fees depend on how students come to study at USFQ and if their home institution has an exchange relationship with USFQ. Please contact the Office of International Programs or consult our website for more information on current costs for tuition, fees, and housing.

Program Fees Include:

Current costs including tuition, administrative fees, housing and health insurance can be found on our webpage.

Experience Required


    Program Requirements: - Be a U.S. citizen - Be a full-time undergraduate at a U.S institution - Have a major within the fields of hard sciences or engineering - Be accepted to the semester program at USFQ's Cumbaya campus

This Program is open to

American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Independent living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Online Application
  • Transcript
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

Deadlines Fall: June 1 Spring: November 1