Type of Program: ICA
City: Quito, Ecuador and San Cristobal Island, Galapogos
When Offered: May 2017

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 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 Professors Florencia Cortes-Conde and Nina Kasniunas before submitting an application.

Program Costs:

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

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines