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Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar

ZSEIFS 2014: Andean & Amazonian Ecuador Program Information



PROGRAM DATES: May 18-31, 2014
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE: $2500 (estimated)

Included in the program fee are all accommodations, daily breakfast, two meals as a group, admission fees to scheduled excursions, transportation--both to, from, and in-country. Per Diem is not included in program fee and will not be eligible for matching funding. Applicants will be expected to secure 1:1 matching of funds from relevant department/college to cover the program fee. This leaves half the program fee (approximately $1250) to be paid by the applicant either out of pocket or through other internal/external funding. For any questions regarding funding, please contact


Click here for the ZSEIFS Ecuador itinerary.


Universidad San Francisco de Quito

The Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) will play a vital role in ZSEIFS.  Since 2009 USFQ has been partnered with WKU for the exchange of students.  In recent years, student interest in Ecuador has risen and USFQ has moved into a more central position in WKU's internationalization efforts.  Faculty with limited or without any connections in Ecuador should consider utilizing the resources available through USFQ.  For a list of the academic programs at USFQ, click here Please feel free to contact OIP should you be interested in connecting with an academic department at USFQ.  We are more than willing to work with our established connections at USFQ to assist you.

Click here to visit the USFQ website.

NOTE: Although we will preference faculty members who have had fewer (or no) international professional development opportunities, faculty with international experience are not ineligible for participation in the Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar. However, faculty who have experience in the target country/region are not likely to be considered eligible. 


ZSEIFS Destinations for May 2014!

ZSEIFS Destinations

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