Fall and Spring Semester Program


Medical and public health students will have the opportunity to take classes alongside Ecuadorian Health Science students during the Fall and Spring academic semesters and receive credit at their home institution. Please review the attached Medical School and Public Health School curriculums to see the classes available to international students. These classes are offered in Spanish and will be taken at the School of Medicine and USFQ main campus.

This program offers international students the chance to enhance their Spanish language skills, broaden their clinical knowledge, and experience the healthcare system in Ecuador. The Global Health semester program is open to partner and non-partner university students in the field of Medicine or Public Health.

Application requirements:

  • Medical students: equivalent of USFQ 4th or 5th year medical student
  • Public Health students: can be undergraduate or graduate level
  • Online Spanish placement exam (70% or above)
  • USFQ application forms (insert link)


  • USFQ tuition
  • Administrative fee
  • Housing rate (if applicable) and fee

Application submission deadlines:

  • Fall semester: June 1st
  • Spring semester: November 1st

* Prices will vary depending if you are student affiliated with a partner institution or non-partner institution.

Global Health