Study Abroad in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Excursions / Travel - January Term 2018

The program also includes an excursion to another island within the Galápagos archipelago.

Excursion to Santa Cruz Island (2 days)

Included in program fee

Travel by speedboat to Santa Cruz, the island with the largest population of all the Galápagos and the most developed due to its history of human settlement and agriculture which began in the 20th century. Settlers from the U.S. and Europe were attracted by the variety of wildlife and vegetation allowing farmers to rear cattle and plant crops including avocados, coffee and sugarcane. The island is the location of the Charles Darwin Research Station, an international non-profit scientific organization which works with the government of Ecuador to provide scientific knowledge and assistance to ensure the conservation of the Galápagos. Students will visit the Research Station to gain a better understanding of its vital work in safeguarding the Galápagos Islands. Visit the Lava Java Organic Coffee Plantation to learn about sustainable business in an island setting. You will spend 2 nights in a hotel with breakfast and one lunch included and have a free day to explore the island on your own.

Date and itinerary is tentative and subject to change. A minimum enrollment of 10 students is required for the excursion to run.