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Ecuador: Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Keene State College has an exchange with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. USFQ is the premier private university in Ecuador and is known for its innovative programs and supportive environment. Founded less than two decades ago, it has emerged as a leader in Ecuadorian higher education, and many of the top Ecuadorian political figures and national leaders have attended or taught at USFQ.

Universidad San Francisco is located in a valley in the outskirts of Quito, the Ecuadorian capital. Declared a Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO, Quito is a majestic city with many colonial buildings as well as modern businesses framed by Mount Pichincha at 2,800 in the backdrop. It has a multiethnic population of one and a half million. Quito is located very close to the equator, but due to the altitude the city is known as the city of eternal spring, because it never gets too hot or too cold. From Quito, it is possible to travel to the Pacific Ocean, which is tropical, or the Amazonian Rain Forest easily.

Semester Dates:

Fall: Late August through mid-December
Spring: Early January through mid-May

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Special Requirements:

Minimum of two years of College level Spanish or the equivalent. GPA of 2.75 or higher. Approved by ML for Sp350