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AIFS Study Abroad in the Galapagos Islands: Summer
Galapagos, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Sponsor: AIFS 
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Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study:
Ecology, Environmental Studies
Language of Instruction:
Housing Options:
Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Student
Credit Type:
Program Type:
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Earn 3 credits over 3 weeks in Ecuador; course is taught in English.
  • Live with local families on San Cristóbal Island and in hotels for the Quito and island-hopping sections of the program.
  • Enjoy cultural and social activities such as a tour of Quito's historic center and the Middle of the World Monument, visits to Frigate Bird Hill, El Junco Lake, La Galapaguera (home to the famous giant tortoises), La Loberia Beach to see sea lions, snorkeling at Kicker Rock and more.
  • Excursions to Floreana and Santa Cruz Islands, plus the famous market town of Otavalo, are included.
  • Tuition and transcript provided by the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ).
  • This program is available to high school graduates for Gap Year participation.
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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.