Course Offerings | API Study Abroad
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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Service-learning and research opportunities

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Open to high-intermediate and advanced-level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • University contact information form
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with student visa

Add on a Volunteer Program!

  • API students completing a study abroad program (particularly in Latin America) may be interested in extending their stay on an API volunteer abroad program. Click on the link below for more information on options and pricing.
  • Volunteer Add-On Options

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Aug 15, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017
$15,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 9, 2018 - May 18, 2018
$16,380
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Mid-Aug, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$16,380
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Mid-Aug, 2018 - Mid-May, 2019
$31,680
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Aug 15, 2017 - May 18, 2018
$30,960

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2017 (Priority: Mar 1, 2017)
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017 (Priority: Oct 1, 2017)
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2018 (Priority: Mar 1, 2018)
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2018 (Priority: Mar 1, 2018)
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2017 (Priority: Mar 1, 2017)
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2017

Course Offerings

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Manager.

Students at the USFQ may complete a Spanish language course in combination with electives in English or Spanish. To be eligible to complete literature courses in Spanish with local students, API students must reach a minimum score on the online language placement test prior to departure. Course registration will take place online prior to arrival on-site.

A comprehensive list of all courses in both English and Spanish can be found online here.

Select “Primer Semestre 2016/2017 (or appropriate session)” as the “Periodo”.  For “Area”, select the academic discipline of your interest (e.g., economia).  For “Campus”, select “Campus Cumbayá.” For “Sesión”, select “Presencial Diurno Cumb”. Next, click on the button labeled “BUSCAR.” Courses are uploaded on a rolling basis.
Select “Mostrar sólo cursos en Inglés” for courses in English.

Spanish language courses can be found under EPE (Español para Extranjeros);  more advanced Spanish options are found under EAI (Español Avanzado Internacional).

COURSES IN SPANISH

Students who demonstrate the Spanish language proficiency necessary to take coursework in Spanish can choose from almost any course at the university. The majority of courses listed in English are also offered in Spanish. Students who meet the reach the minimum score on the online language placement test are able register for over 2,000 courses listed on the website.

Subject areas include but are not limited to:

Architecture
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Business and Economics
Contemporary Art and Communication

Higher Education
Language
Law
Music
Nutrition
Philosophy
Public Health
Sports

COURSES IN ENGLISH

Local students studying at USFQ can complete a variety of coursework in English. As such, even courses offered at the university in English will have local Ecuadorian students. Some coursework that has been offered at USFQ in English in the past includes the following list of subject areas:

Architecture
Industrial Design Architecture
Latin American City

Biological and Environmental Sciences
Conservation Biology
Tropical Marine Biology
Tropical Terrestrial Ecology
Tropical Rain Forest Ecology

Business and Economics
Operation Management
Project Management
Law and Economics
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Economics
Cost Management

Communication and Contemporary Art
Social Media

International Relations
International Relations
Advanced Theories of IR
Foreign Policy
Corruption as a Global Issue
International Organization
Intro. to International Relations

Law
Comparative Constitutional Law
European Human Rights System

Psychology
Practice in Psychodynamic Therapy (Spring)
Practice in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Spring)
Psychology of Addictions
Existential Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Religion
Philosophy of Religion

Social Sciences and Humanities
Globalization
Process Philosophy
Atlantic History XV to XIX century
International Organization
Model United Nations
Advanced Theories of IR
Psychology of Adolescence
Experimental Psychology
Counseling and Interview
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Psycho-dynamic Therapy
Neuropsychology

 

SERVICE LEARNING COURSE [Syllabus]

The university also offers a service-learning course that affords students the opportunity to work with diverse organizations in Quito and the surrounding areas. Students complete 80 hours of service in addition to meeting in an academic setting once per week. The course examines the social issues of Ecuador and is offered in Spanish or English. It is also equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits.

The Service Learning course combines a theoretical learning component with service hours in order for the student to acquire an integral learning experience about Ecuador’s social reality. The principal learning method to be used during class will be discussions based on material read before class. Active participation of the students will be vital for a profound analysis of course topics. For this to happen, it is necessary that students arrive to class punctually and that they read all assigned materials before the start of class. In terms of the virtual course component, the students will complete various assignments that can be found on the virtual platform.

LATITUDE ZERO: ECUADOR RESEARCH INITIATIVE (LOERI)

International students have the opportunity to conduct a research project in conjunction with a USFQ faculty member in various fields of study. The project is undertaken as a 3-credit independent study course in the field of relevance over the duration of a semester.

Students who participate in a research project will also select regular USFQ classes to complete alongside the project. A total of five students are selected each fall and spring semester for participation in this program, based on their academic history, research interests, and faculty availability. Students interested in this option should indicate their interest during the application process.