Type of Program: ICA
City: Quito, Ecuador and San Cristobal Island, Galapogos
When Offered: Summer 2017 (anticipated)

Faculty Leaders: TBD

Students can complete Spanish 229G or Spanish 299G (independent work credits for Spanish) and Environmental Studies 130E in the Galápagos in May 2017. 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 faculty leaders before submitting an application.

Program Costs:

The estimated cost will be determined as the program date approcahes.

Financial Aid:

All students are eligible to apply for OIS scholarships. There is a scholarship section on the main application form in each program application packet. Loans are also available to eligible students through the Financial Aid Office in SAS. Students who qualify for the $1,200 voucher are able to apply the voucher to the cost of the program. Students entering Goucher beginning in Fall 2014 may apply for a Goucher Global Grant in lieu of the study abroad voucher.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines

TBD