Study Abroad in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

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Program Dates - January Term 2021

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: January 2, 2021 to Quito | Inbound: January 15, 2021 from Quito

2-Week January Term Program

Saturday, January 2

Optional flight from U.S. to Quito*. Arrive in Quito and transfer to accommodation*

Sunday, January 3

Orientation at USFQ Cumbayá Campus. Welcome lunch. Class begins

Monday, January 4

Travel to San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos. Orientation and welcome lunch at USFQ Extension Campus. Class on campus. Homestay family meet and pick-up

Tuesday, January 5

Class on campus. Visit to Interpretation Center and Frigate Bird Hill. Snorkel excursion in Darwin Bay

Wednesday, January 6

Class on campus. Visit to La Galapaguera Tortoise Breeding Station and Puerto Chino beach

Thursday, January 7

Class on campus. Visit La Lobería Beach for snorkeling and walk to see tropical birds’ nests

Friday, January 8

Class on campus. Snorkeling at Kicker Rock

Saturday, January 9

Class on campus. Visit a local recycling plant and hike to El Junco crater lake

Sunday, January 10

Class on campus. Visit Isla Lobos to see the bluefooted booby nests and snorkel from the shore

Monday, January 11

Final exam. Travel by speed boat to Puerta Ayora on Santa Cruz Island

Tuesday, January 12

Visit Darwin Research Station and the Lava Java Organic Coffee Farm. Free afternoon to explore Puerta Ayora

Wednesday, January 13

Fly to Quito and overnight in hotel

Thursday, January 14

Guided tour of Quito historic center and Middle of the World Monument or guided visit to Otavalo Market

Friday, January 15

Optional return flight from Quito to U.S.*

Dates and routings are tentative and subject to change. Please note that the flight route may require connections in the U.S.

* Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.


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