Quito Summer Program

Welcome to the Quito Program for the Summer of 2024

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 language, 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:


Students take two courses to choose among the offerings on Language, Culture/Literature courses, or Linguistics, depending on their interests and language level. In addition, students take a course in Nature and Culture that includes two weeks of fieldwork, one at the ecological station in the Ecuadorian jungle and the other in the Galapagos islands.


This track focuses on concepts of race, gender, and ethnicity in Latin America in general, and Ecuador in particular. In addition to the two language, culture/literature, or linguistics courses this track offers one course with two closely linked components: classroom discussion on theories of race, gender, and ethnicity and two weeks of related field activities.


Prairie scenery in Quito from the Quito summer 2019 program.

         Course descriptions

Learn more about the program’s coursework, course credits, as well as the objectives of each course offered in the program.

Street view of a cathedral in Quito in the Quito Summer 2019 program.

         Preparing for Ecuador

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). 

         Key information

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.

          Contact information (new window)

Email the director of the program. We look forward to answering your questions.