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

** Starting J Term 2023 and onward students participating in our Ecuador programs will need to have COVID vaccinations and at least one booster dose. Students without these doses will NOT be allowed to participate or be allowed into the country. **

What’s Included

  1. TUITION

    3 semester credits
  2. COURSES

    Course in 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

    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

    Guided tour of Quito’s historic center and the Middle of the World Monument or Otavalo Market, visits to Frigate Bird Hill, El Junco Lake, La Galapaguera, La Lobería Beach, snorkeling excursion to Kicker Rock, Puerto Chino and Isla Lobos
  7. WELCOME EVENT

    To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay
  8. ON-SITE SUPPORT

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
  9. HEALTH & SAFETY

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

Optional Components

AIFS FLIGHT PACKAGE >>

  • Round trip flights U.S.-Quito-U.S.
  • Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas
  • Green Initiative – Providing carbon offsetting for all flights

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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