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Why You Should Study Abroad in the Galapagos Islands Next J-Term!

Florence, Paris, London — we love them, but if you want to go on an adventure a world away, here’s why you should study abroad in the Galapagos next year.

Start out in Quito

Spend 3 days in Quito, Ecuador, where you will: attend orientation at La Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), one of Ecuador’s top ranked universities, tour historic Quito, and begin classes.

Travel to San Cristobal Island

Travel to San Cristóbal Island for orientation and a welcome lunch at the USFQ extension campus, where you will continue classes. Meet your homestay family.

Take Academic Field Excursions to Learn About the Galapagos Islands’ Environmental Characteristics

Visit Frigate Bird Hill, El Junco Lake, La Galapaguera, Puerto Chino and more.


Blue footed booby! Visits to La Loberia Beach and sites to see tropical birds’ nests.

Ecological Niche

Visit to Kicker Rock, Bahia Sardinia, Pucuna and Playa de Muerta

And Environmental Issues

Visit Cafétal, Recyling Plant and La Finca Colina.

Then Travel to Santa Cruz Island…

…For a visit to the Darwin Research Station. And your final exam!

And Then a Little Relaxation Time

The beaches are some of the best in the world.

So Grab a Friend

Or go it alone! You’ll make friends there!

And Set Out for the Adventure of a Lifetime!

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

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