Study Abroad in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Overview

Spend January Term exploring the ecological diversity of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, with AIFS! Study environmental science at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), a leader in education, research, creativity and entrepreneurship in Latin America.

Academic Program Options in the Galápagos Islands (Universidad San Francisco de Quito)

January Term

What’s Included

  1. TUITION

    3 semester credits
  2. courses

    environmental science
  3. HOUSING

    with local families on San Cristóbal Island. Hotel accommodation is provided for the Quito and Santa Cruz Island sections of the program
  4. MEALS

    breakfast and lunch in Quito, 3 meals a day on San Cristóbal and breakfast and lunch on Santa Cruz
  5. EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS

    to Quito, Ecuador (2 nights at the start of the program and 2 nights at the end) and Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos (2 nights)
  6. CULTURAL & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    including a guided tour of Quito’s historic center and the Middle of the World Monument or Otovalo Market. Activities in the Galápagos include visits to Frigate Bird Hill, El Junco Lake, La Galapaguera – home to the famous giant tortoises, La Lobería Beach to see the marine iguanas, snorkeling excursion to Kicker Rock, Puerto Chino and Isla Lobos to see the blue-footed boobies
  7. HEALTH & SAFETY

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  8. On-site Resident Director and Support Staff

    to help with any questions or advice you may need while in the Galápagos. AIFS operates a 24-hour emergency telephone service so that local staff can always be reached in an emergency situation
  9. Optional Components

  10. AIFS FLIGHT PACKAGE >>

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
    Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas

Visa

U.S. citizens receive a 90-day tourist visa on arrival.

Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for making all necessary arrangements for obtaining a visa as required.

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