Welcome to the Quito Program for the Summer of 2017
Georgetown University offers an exciting program on the campus of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. This program offers your the opportunity to experience first hand the many facets of Ecuador, including its colonial heritage, its multiethnic culture, and its amazing geographical diversity: from the Amazonian jungle to the Galapagos Islands, one of the most important ecological reservations in the world.
The program includes an array of intensive language, Latin American literature and culture courses taught by professors from Georgetown University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Students may opt for one of the following tracks:
A. NATURE AND CULTURE 7 - 9 CREDITS
Students take one or two Language, Culture and Literature courses depending on their interests and language level. In addition, stuudents must take a course in Nature and Culture that includes two weeks of field work, one at the ecological station in the Ecuadorian jungle and the other in the Galapagos islands.
B. RACE, GENDER AND ETHNICITY IN LATIN AMERICA 7 - 9 CREDITS
This course examines concepts of race, gender and ethnicity in Latin American in general, and Ecuador in particular. The course has two closely linked components: classroom discussion on theories of race, gender and ethnicity and two weeks of related field activities, one in Riobamba and one in Quito.
Learn more about the program's coursework, course credits, as well as the objectives of each course offered in the program.
Take the time to learn about the things that you will see in Ecuador. Learn about Ecuador, its capital, as well as the San Francisco University of Quito (USFQ).
Important information regarding the items you need to bring to Ecuador, as well as details about means of transportation, details about money in Ecuador, as well as topics related to health and safety in Ecuador.
Email the director of the program or the instructors who will be travelling with you to Ecuador. We look forward to answering your questions.