Study Abroad in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

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Study Abroad in The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 7 to Quito | Inbound: June 20 from Quito

Universidad San Francisco De Quito (USFQ)

Academic Program: June 8 - June 16

Monday, June 7

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

Tuesday, June 8

Orientation at USFQ Cumbayá Campus. Welcome lunch. Class begins

Wednesday, June 9

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

Thursday, June 10

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

Friday, June 11

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

Saturday, June 12

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

Sunday, June 13

Class on campus. Snorkeling at Kicker Rock

Monday, June 14

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

Tuesday, June 15

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

Wednesday, June 16

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

Thursday, June 17

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

Friday, June 18

Fly to Quito and overnight in hotel

Saturday, June 19

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

Sunday, June 20

Optional return flight from Quito to U.S.*

Itineraries are tentative and subject to change.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.

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