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 Ecuador.  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. Ecuador 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.  

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. There is no language requirement for non-Spanish majors.

Living and Learning Quito offers several intership opportunities, including Communications, Information Technologies Graphic Design and Digital Media;Business; Intercultural Studies; Education; Outdoor Leadership; Youth and Worship Ministries; Social Work, Family and Human Psychology; Pre-Med and Nursing.

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

The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application
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.

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.

Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating in the Quito Semester, academic credit is awarded by George Fox University. 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. 

Students will live in apartents and cook for themselves.  Students will spend five weeks in homestays with Ecuadorian families.

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