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  • Locations: Galapagos, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Boston University Study Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Core Program Attributes: Center-based Program, Direct Enrollment
Minimum GPA: 3 Housing Options: Homestay
Approved by: A&S, AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA Minimum Student Status: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Advisor: Stephen Capobianco Curricular Highlights: Economics & Business, Eng/Math/Computer Science, Natural Science, Performing Arts/Fine Arts/Design, Politics/Policy/Law, Psychology, Sustainability
Program Description:
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Quito, Ecuador

The Quito Language & Liberal Arts Program immerses students in the cultural and ecological diversity of the northern Andean country of Ecuador, through direct enrollment in university coursework and all-inclusive excursions throughout the country.

The program features a guided excursion to the Galápagos Islands and an excursion to the Amazon rainforest, two trips to the famous Otavalo Indian market, a guided tour of the colonial architecture of Quito, and other day trips.

Why BU?

Start with the numbers:

* 75+ programs
* 30+ cities around the world
* 20+ countries
* The first to establish programs on six continents
* More than 4,000 active internship sources worldwide
* Last year we accepted 2,100 students from 150+ colleges
* Since 1984, 16,000 students have participated in our programs

Add in the internships:

It's what we're known for and what we do better than pretty much any other program: we give students a way to intern AND study while living in a foreign city.

* Internships are guaranteed
* Internships are personalized
* Internships are available in arts, business, communications, journalism, advertising, marketing, pre-law, international relations, NGOs, political science, psychology, social policy, and more.

Learn why interning abroad is such a unique opportunity and why BU is the leader in internship opportunities.

Finally, consider all these benefits:


Students in Boston University language programs learn foreign languages based on their skill level in countries all over the globe.


Upon completion of the program, students receive an official transcript from Boston University, helping to make credit transfer easier.


Competitive program prices and financial aid make study abroad more affordable than ever.


Students benefit from years of professional experience of Boston University's resident faculty and staff overseas. See a full staff listing of our Boston and overseas program offices.


Each of our programs provides housing, whether it's in BU-managed properties, dormitories/off-campus housing of affiliated colleges and universities, in a local family's home, or in apartments or residential hotels. All housing options are screened by Boston University International Programs.

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Financial Aid Available

Why Quito?

  • Direct enrollment at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito
  • Homestays for greater linguistic and cultural immersion
  • Program excursions to the Galápagos Islands, Amazon Rainforest, and other sites are included
  • Stunning setting and a wealth of outdoor recreational and adventure activities


Contact Us

Boston University
International Programs
888 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-353-3402 (fax)


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.

Indicates that deadline has passed. See CUAbroad.