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Featuring CCIS Programs

Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador Virtual Program

Quito, Ecuador (Latin America)

Quick Facts

Fall 2020
Module I
 August 31 - October 25, 2020
Application Deadline:  August 24th, 2020

Costs: $TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member

Module II
 October 26 - December 20, 2020
Application Deadline:  October 19, 2020

Costs: $TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member

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Program Overview

USFQ Global Online (GO) is a new, blended learning intitiative aimed at making international educatino accessible to all students and further developing international partnerships.  Through this program, students will learn alongside, and share a classroom with individuals from all over the world.  The objective is to create an immersiv, online classroom experience that allows studetns to acquire new global knowledge and skills.  

Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

College of Staten Island, CUNY
John Dunleavy
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(718) 982-2100

This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.

Academics & Program

Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito 

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is a four-year liberal arts institution with approximately 7,000 students, ten percent of whom are international students. The Ecuadorian government recognizes USFQ as one of Ecuador's leading institutions of higher learning. USFQ opened in 1988 and is located in the beautiful suburb of Cumbayá, a short ride from the city's center. Students also learn first-hand about contemporary issues and trends in Latin America.

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is a private liberal arts university located in Quito, Ecuador. In addition to the main campus located in Cumbaya/ Quito, USFQ has a satellite campus and research station in the Galápagos Islands and a biological field station “Tiputini Biodiversity Station” in the Amazon basin. USFQ offers international students the opportunity to study in Ecuador for a semester, year, or summer.
Facts about USFQ:


USFQ Global Online (GO) is a new, blended learning initiative aimed at making international education accessible to all students and further developing international partnerships. Through this program, students will learn alongside, and share a classroom with individuals from all over the world. The objective is to create an immersive, online classroom experience that allows students to acquire new global knowledge and skills.

Course Offerings 

Students can choose from course offerings offered in English, and, depending on their Spanish level, can mix English and Spanish offerings to best suit their needs and interests.


 Module 1
 Registration date: Aug 24th
 Course dates: Aug 31 - Oct 25
 Mode: Online, self-paced + live sessions
 Module 2
 Registration date: Oct 19th
 Course dates: Oct 26 - Dec 20
 Mode: Online, self-paced + live   sessions
 Basic Quichua 1
 Medical Spanish
 Spanish Language Proficiency Courses
 Siglo de Oro*

 Watercolor Workshop 1*
 Soccer in Latin America 
 Climate Change and Society*
 Basic Quichua 2
 Medical Spanish
 Spanish Language Proficiency Courses
 Siglo de Oro*

 Drawing 1*
 Antropologia Cultural
 Climate Change and Society*
 Renewable energy*
 Semester-long courses
 Registration date: Aug
 Course dates: Aug 31Dec 20
 Mode: Blended, flexible learning + live sessions
 Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Galapagos Islands
 Mountain Ecology in the High Andes
 Carnivore Ecology and Conservation
 Advanced Spanish Conversation
 Language and Latin American Film

*Self-paced. All other courses are BFL
Blue courses are taught in Spanish. All other courses are taught in English.
Course descriptions/Syllabus here.

Courses in Spanish

Students can choose the Spanish courses from across USFQ's ten colleges. USFQ offers hundreds of online courses each semester. USFQ online courses taught in Spanish can be found here.

Online Research and Further Field Work Opportunities

Additionally, there are opportunities to participate in Online Research Projects. Students will participate in a problem-based approach to research and receive 4-5 hours per week of direct access to lead researchers and further mentoring opportunities. There will be an optional excursion at the end of the semester where students can visit Ecuador to conduct field work associated with their courses or research projects. To find out more, please click here.

Student Life & Housing

This is a virtual program.

Duration & Costs

Fall 2020:
Module I:  August 31 - October 25, 2020
Module II: October 26 - December 20, 2020

Fall 2020

$TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Fall 1: August 24th, 2020
Fall 2: October 19, 2020 

Eligibility Requirements 

Minimum GPA: Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Students must submit their official transcripts, have two academic references, and a statement of purpose. T


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