- San Cristobal, Ecuador
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Winter Semester
- Program Description:
There’s no place in the world quite like the Galápagos Islands. Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, these 3.5-million-year-old islands are home to some of the rarest species on the planet, and are where Charles Darwin first formulated his Theory of Natural Selection. Studying abroad here with us allows you to discover the incredible beauty and biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands that has captivated famous scientists and world travelers for decades.
This three-week January Term is perfect for students interested in Marine Ecology and Environmental Studies. You’ll study at the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) on the island of San Cristóbal. This remote campus of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito was established to further efforts in conservation and sustainable development on the Galápagos Islands.
The Galápagos Islands will also be your classroom. Throughout your time here, you’ll learn about the ecology of the marine habitats found on and off the coast of these islands. Through course readings, discussions, and course-related trips, you’ll also begin to discovery the effects human impact is having on these delicate ecosystems. You’ll leave here with a more complex understanding of the relationship between humans and the environment.
- Setting Description:
- magine stepping foot onto this mysterious dark land knowing it’s an estimated 3.5 million years old. Yes, million. This environmental haven awaits you when you study abroad in the Galápagos Islands. 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos have sea lions, iguanas, and tortoises galore waiting to welcome you. Study abroad in the Galápagos for the ultimate immersive ecological adventure.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- IES Abroad offers $5 million dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships and grants that can be used toward an IES Abroad study abroad program. Apply online using our universal Aid Application, and we’ll pair you with the scholarships and grants.
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