Ecuador (AEMPPI) - Quito-Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
10585
1146
Departments open upon request.
February, March, July, August, September, December
12 SCOPE STUDENTS
3 SCORE STUDENTS
Host family, 2 times per day.
Host family
Same as AEMPPI EC.
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LEOs
Lucía Vega
OVERVIEW

Quito is amazing and offers a wide variety of tourist places to come and go. The places tell us about the history of Quito, its widespread culture, beliefs and diversity. The places tell us about its life styles, single daily, nights, enjoyment options and its assets.

The city's crown jewel is its 'Historical Center,' or 'Colonial Town of Quito' a Unesco World Heritage Site packed with colonial monuments and architectural treasures. Everyday life pulses along its handsomely restored blocks with 17th-century facades, picturesque plazas and magnificent art-filled churches.

And we are in the middle of the world, lets come and have a nice time!

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador


Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) is considered as an educational reference in the national and international scope; its fundamental commitment is to serve the community with professionals of high academic and human quality

The PUCE Medical School is an accredited academic institution, recognized by the international and international community, as a model of medical education, for its capacity for research, academic, ethical and scientific management. Its mission is to form integrally medical professionals with capacity for leadership, Christian values, bioethical principles, scientifically qualified and committed to health and life.
   

We count with the support of the National Public Health Ministry and we are available to practice in all the public hospitals in the city and most of them are really near of the University and you could see many amazing things there.


RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

As a university we have simulated laboratories and research labs where you can work at.

BOARDING
Host family, 2 times per day.
LODGING

Every student that comes to our university will be accommodated with a host family of one of our members. It is important that you respect your hosting family and their rules. To have a good experience. 

TRANSPORTATION

Transport in Quito is relatively cheap and easy. The small blue buses are called populares and cost 25 cents. There are also buses (interparroquiales) that go to towns and villages just outside of Quito. The fare depends on the distance.


Another fast and cheap (25 cents) way to travel in the north/south direction is the trolley bus or ‘ecovia’


All taxis are yellow, The minimum fare is 1,5 dollar. At nighttime prices go up and fares have to be negotiated in advance, altought the minimun at nigth is 2 dollar. But you could also use uber that is cheaper.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

QUITO AT NIGHT (QUITO TOUR BUS)

Visit the Historic Center of Quito at 5 meters high to enjoy a panoramic view of the city illuminated, with a stop in the traditional street of the "Ronda". In this time you can walk through this narrow street, home of painters, poets, writers and bohemians, also taste the famous "empanadas de viento" 

CENTRAL BANK MUSEUM IN QUITO

The “Museo Del Banco Central del Ecuador” has the richest and most complete permanent exhibition of the intricate, diverse and unfinished Ecuadorian identity.

SUCRE'S HOME – MUSEUM

Sucre’s Home in Quito was the residence of Marshal Antonio Jose de Sucre, who led the last battle against the Spanish Empire in the Pichincha volcano on May 24, 1822.

QUITO'S SKYRAIL - TELEFERICO

Quito’s Skyrail named in 2005 as the Teleférico, is the highest in South America. Starts at 2.950 m.a.s.l. and ends at 4.050 m.a.s.l. It reaches the top of Cruz Loma, adjacent to the Pichincha volcano.

QUITO ZOO

Quito Zoo is located in the valley of Guayllabamba, is the most diverse zoo of animals in Ecuador.

SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH

The Church of San Francisco is the most extraordinary building work of Quito. It’s located in the historic downtown, at 477 Cuenca and Sucre Streets. In front is a square with the same name, which makes it an architectural masterpiece.

CARONDELET – GOVERNMENT PALACE

The Government Palace is one of the most important attractions of Quito’s downtown. It’s the Government Palace, residence and official workplace of the Republic of Ecuador President.

PLAZA FOCH

Quito's nightlife has many contrasts; wide-ranging forms are present in this city at night. One of these forms is the “farra” (spree and party), activity in which Quito inhabitants and foreigners converge, especially in an area, the heart of fun and festivity, Plaza Foch.

QUICENTRO SHOPPING

It is one of the busiest malls in Quito; in it you will find libraries, Sony Center, shops of exclusive designers, delicatessens, as well as fast food. It is located in an important commercial area from where are done the majority of commercial transactions in Quito.

 

MUST SEE

BASILICA DEL VOTO NACIONAL

Basilica del Voto Nacional is one of the most important examples of neo Gothic arquitecture in Ecuador.

QUITO MITAD DEL MUNDO - MIDDLE OF THE WORLD

This attraction is located 13.5 km. from Quito, was owned by the Government of Pichincha Province and is practically a tourist and commercial city, the smallest of Ecuador.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Guys you all are invited to come and have a nice exchange experience!

Lets come to Quito!