Quito is the hidden pearl of Ecuador, filled with history, culture and tradition. Its iconic and colorful colonial-style houses are so historic and well-preserved that they were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Discover the beautiful facades, age-old churches, charming plazas and picturesque vistas. Come learn Spanish in Quito, where you'll be immersed in culture — literally at the center of the world!
Despite its diverse and breathtaking landscapes, a flourishing economy that exports international staples such as oil, steel and bananas and its colorful and intriguing culture, Ecuador is quite unknown to the typical tourist. For that very reason, it is the perfect place to immerse yourself in an authentic Latin American culture and discover the endless wonders of the land. Find yourself on a personal journey as you learn about the famed Galapagos Islands, Andes Mountains, Amazon Rainforest and some of the most active volcanoes in the world. As you study at our academic center in Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978, you will be immersed in a culture you can’t help but fall in love with. Come find out why expatriates ranked the capital city as having the highest quality of life out of any city in the world!