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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: Level 222 or equivalent Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20 Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communications, Computing Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Education, Elon Core Curriculum, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, Fine Arts, French, Geography, German, History, Human Service Studies, International Studies, International Studies: Latin America, Italian, Japanese, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education & Health, Physics, Policy Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Studies, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology, Spanish, Sport & Event Management, Statistics, Women's/Gender Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Catherine Hinken
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingApplicationsVisaOrientationsInformation / Links
 

About the Location

Ecuador is located in South America and is bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.  Quito, the capital city, is the largest city with a population of 2 million people.


Academics

Who is this program right for?

This program is designed for the intermediate Spanish-speaker with a strong interest in Latin American culture.  Students who choose this program should be prepared to be independent.  Students will live in homestays, attend courses with local students, and will have few excursions included with the program.  Students will have a wide variety of courses available to them, but liberal arts and social sciences courses will be the easiest to find.  All courses are taught in Spanish.

What is this program like?

This program is a direct-enrollment opportunity into a private university in Ecuador.  USFQ is based on the U.S. model of higher education, so students will find some parallels with university life in the U.S.  Students may also find that university services are very different from universities in the U.S.  USFQ receives a large number of students from around the world each term, so students will have numerous opportunities to make friends with other international students as well as Ecuadorians.  However students can also expect fewer programmed activities and excursions than on some other programs.  Students on this program can expect to commute to class from their homestay on public transportation.  Previous students have experienced commutes of 45 minutes.  

Academic Notes:


General Program Dates

Fall semester – late August to mid-December
Spring semester – early January to mid-May


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC.  For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


Housing

Students live with host families.  Host families are carefully screened by Universidad de San Francisco de Quito (USFQ).


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by UNC-Wilmington.


Visa

A visa is a special page inserted into a passport to show that the holder has received permission from the government to remain in the country for an extended period of time.  Students will be required to appear in person at the Ecuadorian consulate with jurisdiction over their home state in order to apply for a visa.  In many cases this will require transportation to and a hotel stay in the appropriate city.  Students should take these expenses and time commitments into account when applying for this program.  Students should also be aware that the visa process will require surrendering their passports for a period of up to eight weeks, during which time students will not be able to travel outside of the United States.

To find the consulate with jurisdiction over your home state, please click here.

To see a list of visa requirements for the consulate with jurisdiction over North Carolina, please click here.  All Elon students are eligible to apply for their visas at the consulate in Washington, D.C.  Should you decide to apply for your visa elsewhere, you should ascertain the requirements of the specific consulate you will be visiting as they may be different from Washington, D.C.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule.


Additional Information and Links

Learn more by joining the Global Education Center Facebook page.  Chat with alumni, connect with prospective students, and get program updates.

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

Ecuadorian Embassy in DC http://www.ecuador.org/nuevosite/

US Embassy in Quito http://ecuador.usembassy.gov/

 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
**
Rolling Admission 01/09/2019 05/12/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Calendar Year 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.