Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is a private, American-style university that was founded in 1985. The school, often considered "the premier university of Ecuador," has approximately 3,300 undergraduate students, about 10 percent of which are international students.
For year long students, there is a one month orientation, "Ecuador: Language and Culture," which is very informative and helps you ease into Ecuadorian life. The instructor for the four credit course is Daniel Bryan, the BCA-Quito director. Spring term students take the one-credit, 12-contact hour pre-semester course "Ecuador: Culture and Justice."
Tiputini Biodiversity Station The Tiputini Raystown Environmental Exchange (TREE) program is run through the Raystown Field Station.
-Lindsay Norton, studied in Quito Fall 2009