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Study at the prestigious University San Fransisco de Quito university in Ecuador while enjoying having a gorgeous beach nearby, stunning mountains, crater lakes, and the Galapagos Islands. CISabroad offers both summer and semester study abroad opportunities in Ecuador.

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Spend the summer or January Term in the stunning and pristine Galápagos Islands with AIFS. You’ll earn 3 credits taking “Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Galápagos” through Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Live in comfortable hotels while in Quito and traveling to different islands in the Galápagos, and a homestay while on San Cristóbal Island.

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Through the Institute for the International Education of Students programs abroad, international students can enroll directly in an Ecuadorian university and take a full course load that lasts for a semester or an academic year. Stay with a host family in the Galapagos Island, Quito, or Riobamba and have an amazing learning experience.

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Venture to the dynamic city of Quito, Ecuador while taking an academic course in Spanish, Intensive Language, or Culture. Students earn academic credits upon completion of the program. They can also partake in cultural excursions such as thermal baths in Papallacta, visit a shaman in Santo Domingo, and ride a train to the Devil's Nose.

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Students either get to spend a summer or a whole semester in the vibrant city of Quito with EcuaExplora's learning programs in Ecuador. They can attend some of the most prestigious schools in the country and gain knowledge in their fields of study while exploring a different culture in a foreign setting.

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Spanish immersion, community service and educational travel through Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands', incredible cultural and environmental diversity. Combine immersive Spanish language study, hands-on service learning projects and amazing educational adventure travel. Gain insight into the lives of indigenous Andean and Amazon communities; be astounded by Machu Picchu, the spectacular...

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The Ecuador study abroad program offers Tropical Ecology, Language and Liberal Arts courses to prospective international students. Study at one of the prestigious universities in Quito, Universidad San Francisco de Quito. With the Boston University Study Abroad, students can spend a semester filled with educational travel-learning experience, all-inclusive excursion, and Spanish language immers...

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Pack your bag, book a flight, and head to Ecuador to study Spanish with the University of Minnesota. Explore the breathtaking geography and biological diversity through cultural excursions. Live in Quito for the whole summer break and enroll either in Intensive Spanish or Advanced Spanish courses available for students worldwide.

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Study undergraduate degree programs at the Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo through Knowledge Exchange Institute Ecuador international academic studies program. Offering major-specific courses such as Business, Law, Diplomacy, Computer Science, and other fields, students may anticipate for an educational escapade of a lifetime. The program is open to worldwide participants during th...

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Students will be studying at Academia Latinoamericana, a world class institution known for immersive Spanish language courses and Andean culture. It is accredited by the ministry of education in Ecuador and an accredited member of the Latin American Council of Spanish Academies. Quito, Ecuador is located in the upper region of South America, close to Columbia. It is a remarkable city that in...

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API students selecting Quito as their study abroad destination will complete their coursework at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). The USFQ is a private institution that began its operations in 1988, was recognized by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education in 1995 and formally accredited in 2001. It was recently ranked as the #1 university in Ecuador by the QS Latin American Universi...

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Students can delve into the beauty of Ecuador while taking classes on their field of discipline. This program, designed by Sea|mester Study Abroad at Sea, allows participants to enrich their knowledge, confidence and capabilities. In addition, they get to earn college credits along the way.

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Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Ecuadorian culture and language with this educational program in Ecuador's busy capital, Quito. Students will experience a cultural immersion like no other by taking a course in Spanish, Culture, or Intensive Language. The maximum size of every class is five students and excursions, as well as other cultural activities, are organized two to t...

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With AmeriSpan Study Abroad students may choose to take academic courses in the cities of Montanita, Quito, or Cuenca. Each programs is offered throughout the year. Elective courses are taught either in English or Spanish. Diverse subject areas offered include Business, Culture, and Spanish.

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Spanish Abroad, Inc. offers Spanish language studies in Ecuador. They work with well-established language schools in the country to ensure highly effective instructional methods. Students earn academic credits and enjoy a host of cultural engagements.

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Studying Abroad in Ecuador

The cobblestoned streets of colonial Quito, capital of Ecuador, are a living museum of Latin American history. Ecuador’s diverse ecosystems — from the lush jungle, humid coastal zones, high Andean Sierra and world-heralded Galapagos Islands — are fascinating laboratories of ecological variety. Ethnic diversity abounds with the myriad native languages of the indigenous groups rolling off tongues in shared time with Spanish, English, German, and more.

Geography & Demographics

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is a large, bustling metropolis just a few miles from the Mitad del Mundo, the Center of the World monument on the Equador. With its fair share of shops, restaurants, and nightlife, Quito is a central hub if you’re going to travel around other parts of the region. Another of Ecuador’s larger cities, Guayaquil, has a thriving riverfront and interesting sights like the Parque de las Iguanas, a small city park in the middle of a busy town square that has a large and friendly population of wild iguanas.

Things to Do

Beyond keeping your brain busy with Ecuador's innovative study programs, both on the mainland and in the Galapagos, your body and soul will never be bored in this country. Many undeclared majors dedicate themselves to the study of salsa, ceviche, andinismo in the snow-peaked mountains, surf off white sandy beaches, or engage in impromptu primate studies, performed while howling back at monkeys in the jungle. For active history fanatics, treks along the Inca Trail often end up at the spectacular ruins of Ingapirca, an ancient Inca palace and temple site.

Studying in Ecuador

If you choose to study abroad in Ecuador, you will enter both an eye-opening and mind-blowing classroom as the entire country becomes your learning platform. Many anthropological and international relations majors are drawn to Ecuador’s thriving scene of social and political action. There is a plethora of biologically diverse ecosystems to explore in the ocean, mountains, and Amazon jungle, hence biology majors will have plenty to examine in Ecuador.

The stunning array of natural wonders in Ecuador lures geologists, biologists, botanists, and birders from all over the world. Everyone’s inner science nerd tends to come out in full force in the presence of such a tantalizing array of flora and fauna. After all, it was off the coast of Ecuador, on the Galapagos Islands, where the famed naturalist Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution after studying the incredible array of bird, plant, and reptile life on the islands.

For archaeology or history majors, Ecuador is a treasure trove of Inca ruins, including the tomb of the last Inca emperor, Atahualpa, and Incan fortresses along the extinct Pambamarca volcano. The Lost Pyramid of Puñay, which predates the Inca, is the oldest and largest temple of its kind in the Americas, and the highest pyramid in the world.

Ecuador is a natural place to study Spanish. Living with a local family in a homestay is recommended. This type of immersion will accelerate your knowledge of Spanish, and spark your curiosity into learning more about this warm and welcoming culture — not to mention continuously clearing your plate and topping off the refills on fresh juice. Ecuador is also a renowned venue for studying Spanish, because its kind and patient population speaks clearly and slowly. You are less likely to twist your tongue while picking up the local lingo.

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