Spend a summer in the biodiverse Galápagos Islands, Ecuador with AIFS! Study environmental science at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), one of the highest ranked universities in Ecuador. Begin the program at USFQ’s Cumbayá campus in Quito before flying to the university’s Extension campus on the island of San Cristóbal.
Academic Program Options in Galápagos Islands (Universidad San Francisco de Quito)
3 semester credits
Course?offered in environmental science
with local families on San Cristóbal island. Hotel accommodation is provided for the Quito and Santa Cruz Island sections of the program
Breakfast and lunch in Quito, 3 meals a day on San Cristóbal Island and breakfast and one lunch on Santa Cruz Island
Quito, Ecuador (2 nights at the start of the program and 2 nights at the end) Santa Cruz island, Galápagos (2 nights)
CULTURAL & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
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
ON-SITE RESIDENT DIRECTOR
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
HEALTH & SAFETY
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
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