Semester in Ecuador - Universidad Internacional del Ecuador

Location: Ecuador: Quito

Term: Fall, Spring

Dates: Year Round

17 New South St. #301 Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Call Us

Phone: 877 617 9090

Fax: (413) 582-0327


Live in Quito, the highest capital in the world, while studying with international students at a prestigious private university. Your host city Quito sits 9,000 feet above sea level and is a high-altitude haven for all things fun. On Semester in Ecuador, you’ll take in its markets, cultural sights, and gorgeous colonial architecture. Nearby, mountains, beaches, jungles, and crater lakes beckon you. During your program, you’ll be based at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, a top-notch private university. You can improve your Spanish through both languages and elective courses taught in Spanish as you embrace this dazzling country.


1. Centrally located for excursions to the Amazonian jungle, the Mindo Cloudforest, the coast's surf scene, and the legendary Galapagos Islands
2. Courses taught in Spanish and English
3. Thriving artisan markets throughout the city
4. Community-service options and internships in the local and indigenous communities surrounding the campus
5. Visit nearby ruins to learn about Quito's importance in the Incan empire

Degree Level


  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Full-time tuition and fees
Breakfast and dinner at homestay
Medical and accident insurance
CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
Optional add on of one-month internship at the end of the program
Academic advising
Financial aid counseling
Assistance with travel arrangements
Pre-departure orientation
Airport pickup
On-site support
On-campus internet access
Weekly laundry
An optional 4-day Amazon trip to Tiputini Biodiversity Station
Three full day excursions over the semester
University orientation
NYTimes Digital Subscription
La Vida Local cultural program

Credit Available


This Program is open to

American, Canadian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Year Founded