Study Abroad in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

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Study Abroad in The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Summer Program $4,995

The Program Fees Include:

  • Tuition—3 semester credits
  • Housing—with local families on San Cristóbal island. Hotel accommodation is provided for the Quito and Santa Cruz Island sections of the program
  • Meals—Breakfast and lunch in Quito, 3 meals a day on San Cristóbal Island and breakfast and one lunch on Santa Cruz Island
  • Flights—Round-trip flights from Quito to the Galápagos with private round-trip transportation from the airport to the hotel or campus
  • Cultural and social activities including a guided tour of Quito’s historic center and the Middle of the World Monument or Otavalo 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
  • Visit to Darwin Research Station
  • Excursions:
  • Health and Safety—24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personalized assistance—by the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience
  • Pre-departure resources—including an information handbook and online AIFS account to help you manage your application and planning
  • AIFS Travel Manager—who will be with the group throughout the program and be available to provide local information, answer questions, take care of logistics and deal with emergencies
  • Official transcript—On completion of your program, a transcript issued by the Universidad San Francisco de Quito will be sent to your home institution
  • Personal/Professional Development–Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Please note, fee does not include the non-refundable $95 application fee. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

Optional Components

  • AIFS Flight Package (see below)

Optional AIFS Flight Package

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Green Initiative – Providing carbon offsetting for all flights

Estimated fees by departure city

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and are subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Summer Program Flight Package


  • U.S. to Quito
  • Quito to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Des Moines$1,133
Los Angeles$753
New York/ Newark$873
San Francisco$873
St. Louis$1,113
Washington, DC$813

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

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