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Snapshot

Minimum GPA: 2.50

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022

Advisor:

Rebecca Dlubac

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Overview

Opportunity Description

Experience life in Quito, Ecuador, at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) through the Cumbayá program. Students may choose from over 2,000 courses in a wide variety of disciplines, with about 80 courses taught in English per semester.

What is unique about this program?

Students participating in the Cumbayá program can choose classes from any of the 10 USFQ schools.

  • College of Music
  • College of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Communication and Contemporary Arts
  • College of Hospitality, Culinary Art, and Tourism
  • College of Administration and Economics
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • College of Sciences and Engineering
  • College of Architecture and Interior Design
  • College of Law

What is unique about Quito?

Outside the classroom, you can enjoy all that Quito has to offer. Quito, with its vibrant neighborhoods and beautiful colonial architecture is considered a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Note: This program will not have a homestay housing option for fall 2021. Students are responsible to find their own housing. 

How do I learn about USFQ?

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad, @CornellEducationAbroad

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a 2-Step process.  You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete any approval or nomination forms for the program itself. 

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  2. For Program Admission, apply directly on the program website. Most programs have rolling admissions.