Type of Program: ICA
City: Quito, Ecuador and San Cristobal Island, Galapogos
When Offered: May/June 2014 

Faculty Leaders: Florencia Cortes-Conde and Nina Kasniunas

Students can complete Spanish 229G or Spanish 299G (independent work credits for Spanish) and Environmental Studies 130E in the Galápagos in May/June 2014. This course will allow students to study environmental sustainability and Spanish in one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. Students will stay with host families in San Cristobal Island, spend time "island-hopping" to learn about the islands of Santa Cruz, Bartolome, and Isabela. We will return to the mainland in Quito, Ecuador where students will visit Mitad del Mundo (Equator) and Cotacachi (the birthplace of participatory democracy movement initiated by indigenous peoples).  

Eligibility, Prerequisites, and Academic Credit:

Students with a 2.5 or higher GPA can apply for this program. To earn SP 229 credits, students must have completed or must be currently enrolled in SP 130. To earn independent work credits for Spanish (SP 299 credits), students must have completed or must be currently enrolled in any 200 or 300 level course in Spanish. Environmental Studies is an introductory course. After the successful completion of the program, students will earn a total of six credits and fulfill the environmental sustainability and the study-abroad requirements. Applicants are encouraged to speak with Professors Florencia Cortes-Conde and Nina Kasniunas before submitting an application.

Program Costs:

The estimated cost is $5,200-5,500. Cost includes airfare from the Baltimore-Washington area to Quito, lodging, some meals, classes, local flights and entrance fees to Galápagos, health insurance, and excursions.
Note: Information contained in this flier is accurate at the time of publication, but is based on conditions over which Goucher has no control, including rates of exchange, airline fares, student enrollment, and the availability of facilities. Therefore, this information is subject to change without notice. 

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines

October 17, 2013: Application deadline
December 3, 2013: $500 non-refundable deposit is due
February 23, 2014: Final payment due