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  • Locations: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/08/2020 06/21/2020

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: AIFS Field of Study: Ecology, Environmental Science
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:

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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Spend the summer in the stunning and pristine Galápagos Islands with AIFS! You’ll earn 3 credits taking “Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Galápagos” through Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFG). Courses are taught in English.

Live in a homestay with a local family, where daily breakfast and dinner will be provided. Hotel accommodation is provided for the Quito and Island-hopping section of the program.

You’ll enjoy cultural activities including: 
  • Guided tours and museum visits in Quito
  • Trip to Frigate Bird Hill
  • Visit to El Junco Lake
  • Visit to La Galapaguera – home to the famous giant tortoises
  • Trip to La Lobería Beach to see sea lions
  • Visit to Kicker Rock
  • 2-day excursion to Santa Cruz Island.
 
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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.