May 05th, 2021

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

USFQ Feature
Semester Abroad
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Quito, Ecuador
USFQ is one of the most distinguished private universities in Ecuador. A liberal arts university that is based on the American University system, the university consists of an intimate campus with centrally-located education buildings. The academic programs range from health sciences and tropical ecology to film and fine arts, thus offering a wide variety of classes. It also boasts a successful Spanish as a Second Language program for students interested in learning and practicing the language.

Quito is a majestic city nestled between the high peaks of the Andes Mountains. Although it is a mere fourteen miles from the equator, Quito’s altitude of approximately nine thousand feet provides a comfortable climate year-round. The city is famous for its colonial architecture and artwork that is displayed proudly in a host of museums and churches that line the historic downtown area. The northern section of town is a showcase of modern skyscrapers mixed with contemporary housing. This area is also completely stocked with shopping centers, discotheques, and restaurants galore.

Visit the Universidad San Francisco de Quito international student website for more information on studying in Quito.
Program Fees
Tuition, Fees, Room & Board
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Quito, Ecuador
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- August through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- January through May
- Application Deadline: May 1
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
90% of courses at USFQ are taught in Spanish so proficiency is essential. Areas of study available include administration, architecture, biological and environmental sciences, tropical ecology, communication, engineering and polytechnics, film, fine arts, food and nutrition, health sciences, law and liberal arts.
Credits Information
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.