Ecuador, Quito Semester

Living and Learning in Ecuador Program

Program Overview
George Fox University students may apply to study in Ecuador for one semester in the Living and Learning Quito Semester Abroad program.  This program is located in Quito, Ecuador, the capital of Ecuaeor.  Quito is located in the Andes and is the highest capital city in the world at an elevation of over 9000 feet.  The historic Old Town is a World Cultural Heritage Site.  The Quito Semester is part of Living and Learning Program which is part of Youth World. Ecuaddor is one of the most diverse countries in the world where you can experience the Andean mountains, the tropical rain forest of the Amazon Jungle, and the unique Galapagos Islands.  

Courses
Students can take a variety of courses including Spanish language courses, interdisciplinary seminars about Latin culture, history, ecology, politics, economics, and religion.   Students will also have the opportunity to serve in hands-on internships.

Additional Opportunities
Students will travel thoughout Ecuador including a visits to the Amazon Jungle, Andean volcanoes, and the Galapagos Islands.

Application
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form (obtained from the Center for Study Abroad; or downloaded here)
• Living and Learning, Quito Semester application.

* The Living and Learning, Quito Semester application should only be completed after being informed from the Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.

Eligibility
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. There is NO language requirement.

Credits
Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating in the Quito Semester, academic credit is awarded by George Fox Univeristy. Students will typically take 16 credit hours. Students will be required to attend two pre-departure meetings, complete an online course evaluation, and attend a re-entry meeting upon their return. Students must see the transfer credit specialist in the Registrars office BEFORE they begin their semester off-campus. APPROVED FOR SPANISH MAJORS.

Housing
Students will live in homestays with Ecuadorian families.

Costs
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees (an additional fee is required to attend some programs).  Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students.  Round trip airfare is additional.

For more information, contact:
Center for for Study Abroad
Lemmons 9
Phone: 503-554-2150
E-mail: lscott@georgefox.edu

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