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SBU & University of San Francisco, Quito’s Partnership Program in Ecuador

Spend an entire semester in full-time academic study in Ecuador at the University of San Francisco, Quito. Students selected to participate pay their normal tuition on campus and pay for program fees and housing in Ecuador. Additionally, flights are paid by the student. Participation requires a SBU GPA of 2.75 or greater and to be in good financial and academic standing with the university. Other requirements apply, please see the SBU International Studies page.

are two possibilities:
  1. The main campus in Quito, in the Andes mountains: If you can speak Spanish at least at the intermediate level, you can take advantage of the main campus of USFQ. On campus there are available most of the main programs expected in a liberal arts environment. The programs available can be found on their website at www.usfq.edu.ec. Participation in this program including the Ecuador flight should not exceed the costs of attending the SBU campus including on-campus housing, fees and full meal plan. External financial aid may be applicable. Contact Dr. Tompkins discuss this program.

    Location: USFQ Campus, Quito, in a suburb called Cumbaya.

    Housing: Home stay in Quito included

    Food : Breakfasts and Dinners included, Lunches are independent of the program.

    Language Requirements: Intermediate Spanish (some classes on campus may be in English.)

    Other expenses: Local transportation by bus from home stay to campus, flight to Quito, miscellaneous expenses, excursions.

     

  2. The Galapagos Academic Institute of Arts and Sciences. You do not need to speak Spanish to participate in the GAIAS program. There are four different tracks for a full semester of classes:
    • Marine Ecology
    • Evolution, Ecology and Conservation
    • People Politics and the Environment
    • Mountain Studies

Most of these programs spend time at the main campus in Cumbaya, and visit the Tiputini Biodiversity station in the Amazon jungle, for a week. Most of the time is spent taking classes at the center in the Galapagos. Below are a few pages of pictures of the different locations:

The GAIAS Institute in the Galapagos Islands of the Pacific

The Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Amazon Jungle

The USFQ main campus in Cumbaya

The Mountain Studies Research Station

The programs available can be found on their website. Participation in this program including the Ecuador flight is more than the costs of attending the SBU campus including on-campus housing, fees and full meal plan. Please see the schedules of prices at the bottom of this page. External financial aid may be applicable. Contact Dr. Tompkins to verify the current costs for this program.

Location: USFQ Campus, Tiputini Biodiversity Station, GAIAS Institute in the Galapagos, & many other locations depending on program.

Housing: Home stay included

Food : Some Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners included.

Language Requirements: Conversational Spanish Convenient

Other expenses: Flight to Quito, miscellaneous expenses, additional excursions.

Non-SBU students must complete and sign the SBU Principles and Expectations Statement.

Prices and schedule for Academic Year 2010-2011:

Both Main Campus & GAIAS
2010
Application Forms Required to The ACTS 1:8 office: 1, 2010
for student notification if accepted into program: 15, 2010
for notification of USFQ of Student Participation: 1, 2010
Spanish Exam (Only required for Main Campus): 20-July 1, 2010
Arrive: 21, 2010
for International Students: 23-24, 2010
day of classes: 11, 2010
Exams: 13-18, 2010
Departure Date: 19, 2010
Spring 2011:
and Application Forms Required to The ACTS 1:8 office: 1, 2010
for student notification if accepted into program: 15, 2010
for notification of USFQ of Student Participation: 10, 2010
Spanish Exam (Only required for Main Campus): 12-November 22, 2010
Arrive: 4, 2011
for International Students: 5-6, 2011
day of classes: 7, 2011
Exams: 9-14, 2011
Departure Date: 15, 2011
Main Campus
 Expenses (Both Fall 2010 & Spring 2011):
Regular Tuition*:
Technology and Assessment Fees $150
International Studies Fee
Housing and Administration Fee
Housing Fee ($15 per day) Fall/Spring
Travel/Health Insurance
Shots and Visa to Quito Ecuador Student's Expense
excursions, books, local transportation & Miscellaneous Student's Expense
Federal & State Financial Aid is Available as normal on campus
GAIAS
Expenses (Both Fall 2010 & Spring 2011):
Regular Tuition*:
Technology and Assessment Fees $150
International Studies Fee
Housing and Administration Fee
Program Fee
Travel/Health Insurance
Shots and Visa to Quito Ecuador Student's Expense
meals, books, local transportation & Miscellaneous Student's Expense
Federal & State Financial Aid is Available as normal on campus