International Student Information - OPI

Do you want to be part of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) for a summer, semester, or year?

We offer different programs for international students who want to come to have a great academic and cultural experience on our campus in Cumbaya or in the Galapagos.

Study Abroad at USFQ

Before you travel to Ecuador


Student´s Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Withdrawal and Dismissal

USFQ Campus Map

Pre departure

Pre departure Guide

Pre departure Infogram


Visa Information Fall 2020


Health Insurance

Health Insurance Requirements

Health Information

Sexual Harrasment

Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ strives to create and maintain an atmosphere of respect in which all community members are free to work and learn. All forms of sexual misconduct are incompatible with USFQ’s mission of forming ethical individuals.

International students can report instances of sexual misconduct directly to our support staff listed below to receive assistance.

Dean of Students Office Counseling Services

Maria Belen Vasconez Cruz
Coordinadora Consejería
Office: Hayek 100
Telephone (+593) 2 297-1700 ext. 1274

Estefanía Sevilla
Coordinadora Consejería y Tutorías
Office: Hayek 100 C
Telephone (+593) 2 297-1700 ext. 1456


Valentina Lucio Paredes
Office: N301
Telephone: (+593) 2 297-1700 ext. 1733


Safe Zones

Frequently Asked Questions Homestays

Emergency Preparedness

Volcanic Eruption


Zika / Tropical diseases


Transportation Guide

Metropolitan public transportation map

​Orientation Videos

Welcome to Universidad San Francisco de Quito - USFQ


Types of visa

Common questions for the Temporary Resident Visa

How to get around Quito

How to stay healthy while you are at USFQ

Ecuadorian health system

Just in case scenarios

USFQ Homestay Program