Picture yourself in the exotic remote islands that inspired the works of Charles Darwin!
Application Deadline: September 14, 2012
Deposit Deadline: September 21, 2012*
Confirmation of Deposit Form
We are excited to be offering this program again this year! As this is a very popular program, make sure that you confirm your acceptance quickly and hand in your forms on time!
Explore exotic bird habitats, tour lush tropical rainforests, and hike across the terrain of a volcanic island, all while earning 3 credits! With this program, you will travel to the tropical destination of the Galápagos Islands, on the Equator and in the Pacific, about 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian coast.
Meet one of the remaining giant tortoises; discover exotic plants with the ability to adapt to their volcanic surroundings such as the Lava Cactus and Passion Flower. Prepare to be amazed at the fearless nature of the wildlife as you hike, boat, and snorkel your way through the Galapagos Islands! It’s along this volcanic chain of islands that you will experience up and close and personal encounters with plants and animals found nowhere else in the world!
Dive into a world of tropical ecology, biodiversity, and evolution with expert faculty member, Dr. Christopher Bazinet, and experienced professional naturalist guides, and explore the natural wonders of the Galapagos!! A required journal documents observations from field trips and notes from seminar sessions.
Courses: BIO 1859 Tropical Biology and Evolution and BIO 2859 Island Biogeography and Evolution
Dates: January 12 - January 20, 2013
Accommodations: Includes double occupancy hotel accommodations in Quito, as well as double occupancy accomodation onboard the Galápagos cruise vessel.
Next, you will journey to the famed Galápagos Islands, where you will embark on a 5 day, 4 night cruise aboard a chartered yacht. Led by a naturalist guide, you will discover the natural wonders of the Galápagos, experiencing the native flora and fauna up close, through experiences that are sure to produce vivid lifelong memories. Your itinerary includes stops at the islands of Baltra, Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach, Darwin Research Station), South Plaza, Santa Fe, Espanola (Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez) and Floreana (Punta Cormorant) and the famous snorkeling site Corona del Diablo.
Meals: Some meals included
Professor: Christopher Bazinet
Program Fee: $3,590
*Please note: Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you choose to enroll in while abroad.
Includes double occupancy accommodations in Quito and the Galápagos Islands, several meals, roundtrip internal flight to the Galápagos Islands, Galapagos cruise, airport transfers, and bilingual guides.
The Program fee does NOT include the following:
- Airfare to Ecuador
- Galápagos National Park Entrance fee: $100 per person
- Galápagos Transit Card $10: per person
- Departure tax
- Personal expenses
Special Notes: More information on the Galapagos Islands and Quito can be found on the Lonely Planet website.