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Creighton in Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Affiliate Program
Areas of Study: Business, Ecology, Entrepreneurship, Environmental & Energy Science, Fashion Design, History, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Legal Studies/Law, Liberal Arts, Management, Marine Science, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Theology/Religious Studies Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Options: Host Family
Open to Non-Creighton Students?: No
Program Description:


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The City
Quito, Ecuador is full of attractions to see and fun things to do. The city’s architecture includes the Basillica del Voto Nacional, built in the neo-Gothic style, the Church of La Compañía de Jesús, which took 160 years to build, and the Cathedral of Quito. Quito is also home to seven football clubs. Ecuador is home to beautiful scenery to explore. Some highlights are the Amazon rainforest, the Ecuadorian highlands, the cloud forest, and, of course, the beach.

The University
Universidad San Francisco de Quito is a liberal-arts, private, and non-profit university with the mission to “train leaders, free from constraints, educated, innovative, creative and enterprising.” The university has three campuses, and this program is located at the Cumbaya campus. Cumbaya is a small town close to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Approximately 5,500 students attend USFQ.
USFQ is divided into ten colleges ranging from sciences to business to music. If you are interested in the biological sciences, especially marine life, this program offers the opportunity to study in one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world!

Program Duration
Fall, Spring, or full-year programs at the Cumbayá campus in Quito.


Visit USFQ's page for International Students for more Information!


Financial Aid
As an Affiliate program, students will pay Creighton tuition and can apply institutional and federal aid and scholarships.  Room and board are also paid to Creighton University, and the equivalent are provided at USFQ during the term abroad.  Students are responsible for airfare to Quito, visa costs, and any additional personal and travel expenses. US Dollars are the official currency in Quito, so no exchange is necessary. Approximate costs in Quito include a soda which would cost 30-60 cents, and an hour of bus travel would cost approximately $1.

The university places study abroad students with carefully screened host families in Quito. Host families are required to provide students with their own bedroom (bathroom may be shared), Wi-Fi internet access, and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner).  Lunch will be purchased on campus, and an ID card to scan for lunch is included in the program cost to Creighton. Host families generally live within a 15-45 minute commute by public transportation from the USFQ campus in Cumbayá. Students will pay Creighton at the Kiewit freshman standard double rate which can be found on the Creighton website.



Students will take 4-6 courses, including one required Spanish conversation class.
Check out USFQ´s available courses. Find courses taught in English by clicking “Mostrar sólo cursos en Inglés."



On-Site Assistance
Students will have an on-site orientation upon arrival.  Students will also be assigned 2 "Ecuabuddies", or current USFQ students, in order to better acclimate to the city and culture.



2.5 minimum GPA
Recommended four semesters of college level Spanish. However, intensive Spanish language courses are offered, as well as English courses in many subject areas. Meet all other study abroad eligibility requirements as outlined in Creighton’s Study Abroad Policies & Procedures



For questions, please e-mail, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.

To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
     - Go to
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Curran”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.