The Quito Latin American Studies Program immerses students in the cultural and ecological diversity of the northern Andean country of Ecuador, through direct enrollment in university coursework and all-inclusive excursions throughout the country. The program features a guided excursion to the Galápagos Islands and an excursion to the Amazon rainforest, two trips to the famous Otavalo Indian market, a guided tour of the colonial architecture of Quito, and other day trips. Students in this program are considered full-time undergraduates at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), a modern private university located in the valley town of Cumbayá, on the outskirts of Quito. Students have access to the full curriculum at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and enroll in four to five semester-long courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a local community service affiliation for two credits. For the most up-to-date listings of courses available, please refer to the USFQ website. Students have the option to participate in a local community affiliation placement.
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