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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewOUS Quito

Nestled high in the Andes Mountains, Quito is the center of Ecuador's political and cultural activity. Colonial churches and cathedrals as well as the art and artifacts of a diverse indigenous population illustrate Quito's rich history. Narrow cobblestone streets of the Old City instantly provide contrast with the modern office buildings and avenues just a few blocks away. 

Program Focus

Through this IE3 Global exchange program, you may study in Quito at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). In Quito, you may study Spanish language and culture and/or take regular university coursework in a number of subjects. You are encouraged to participate for an academic year, but semester options are available.

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Program Provider IE3 Global
Program Dates Current IE3 Global Calendar

Fall Semester with IE3 Global = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with IE3 Global = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Child & Family Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Health Education
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Philosophy 
  • Political Science
  • Science, Service Learning
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Theater Arts
  • Tourism
  • World Language & Literatures
Credits Fall and Spring semesters: Students enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during fall and spring terms
Language of Instruction  Spanish
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Homestay
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement 6 terms of college Spanish
Program Fee Click here to view the IE3 Global Program Fee
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 

Program Fee Includes the following:

  • Academic and administrative tuition and fees
  • Room and board 
  • On-site support
  • Orientation expenses
  • Group activities
  • Accident and sickness insurance