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

    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. 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 throughout the program. AIFS operates a 24-hour emergency telephone service so that local staff can always be reached in an emergency situation
  9. Unique to the Galápagos Islands

    • Galápagos National Park entrance fee and immigration card plus snorkeling equipment in the Galápagos
    • An isolated group of islands relatively unspoiled by tourism
    • Renowned for its biodiversity
  10. Optional Components

  11. AIFS FLIGHT PACKAGE >>

    Round trip flights U.S.-Quito-U.S.
    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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