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.  

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

Internships
Living and Learning Quito offers several internship 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.

Excursions
Students will travel throughout 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

The Veritas Christian Study Abroad application should only be completed after being informed from the Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.

Quito Semester application

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

For more information, contact:
Center for Study Abroad
Moore House
Phone: 503-554-2150
Email: lscott@georgefox.edu