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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/10/2018 01/09/2019 05/12/2019
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 10/07/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) (FICE: 700735) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: Local Students Language of Instruction: Spanish
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Homestay Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Advertising, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Engineering, Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Counseling Psychology, Design, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning and Design, Film Studies, Finance, Food Science, Foods and Nutrition, Human Resource and Organizational Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, International Affairs, Journalism, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Law, Marine Sciences, Marketing, Mass Media Arts, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Music, Nutrition Science, Political Science and International Affairs, Psychology, Public Relations Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ is a liberal-arts, non-profit, private university located in Quito, Ecuador.

Academically, USFQ ranks as one of the three-top universities (category A) in the ranking of Ecuadorian universities (being the only totally private university to qualify for the highest category), issued by the Ecuadorian Council of Evaluation and Accreditation of High Education (Consejo Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de la Educación Superior CONEA). In 2009, it was ranked first in Ecuador in relation to the number of peer-reviewed scientific publications.
For additional information, please see:
USFQ Video
Universidad de San Francisco de Quito International Student Manual, 2015


Program Location

univ san francisco de quito 2With a rich pre-Columbian history, Ecuador's capital was founded on the ruins of an Incan city but offers everything a modern traveler might need. It remains the least-altered historic center in Latin America and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quito’s important sites include baroque gems like San Francisco and Santo Domingo monasteries, as well as La Compañía church and college. This huge city sprawls across a breathtaking Andean valley surrounded by volcanic peaks.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: Spanish
Courses available: Full Curriculum

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Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA
  • SPAN 3010 or higher

Program Itinerary

Fall Semester: Late August to Mid December
Spring Semester: Early January to Mid May


USFQ houses interested international students with carefully screened host families in Quito. Host families are required to provide students with their own bedroom (bathroom may be shared), Wifi internet access, and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner). Host families generally live within a 15-45 minute commute by public transportation from the USFQ campus in Cumbayá.

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Program Reviews:
Spring 2017 Participant
I felt well prepared for the study abroad

Spring 2017 Participant
"Wonderful experience - 10/10 would recommend!"

Spring 2017 Participant
Very safe neighborhood

Meeting new people
     — Jessica Pasquarello, Spring 2017
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