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AIFS- The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


Students will take an intensive 2 week course focusing on Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Galapagos.  Meanwhile, they will be immersed within the Ecuadorian culture and have an opportunity to explore Quito, the Galapagos islands, and the Charles Darwin Research Station.


  • Homestay family in Ecuador
  • Tour Quito
  • Snorkeling around the islands
  • 2-day excursion to Charles Darwin Research Station


Environmental Science 310 – 3 credits 

Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Galapagos

Program Costs


Included in the cost:

  • Housing – homestay
  • Tuition for 3 credits
  • Meal plan (2 meals a day)
  • Excursions & cultural activities
  • International Medical Insurance (AIFS)
  • Access to 24-7 AIFS Resident Director and Support Staff

Not included in the cost:

  • Airfare
  • Some meals (lunches)
  • $95 AIFS Application Fee
  • $250 refundable damage deposit to AIFS

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