Galápagos Islands Study Abroad student photo of Bartolome Island

Galápagos Islands

Ecuador

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Imagine stepping foot onto this mysterious dark land knowing it’s an estimated 3.5 million years old. Yes, million. This environmental haven awaits you when you study abroad in the Galápagos Islands.

600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos have sea lions, iguanas, and tortoises galore waiting to welcome you.

Study abroad in the Galápagos for the ultimate immersive ecological adventure.

Programs

Galápagos Islands Direct Enrollment - GAIAS

Galápagos Islands
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,245
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Galápagos Islands January Term - Marine Ecosystems

Galápagos Islands
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
Price TBD
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Galápagos Islands's Top Five

Explore the Charles Darwin Research Station

A must-see for budding scientists, check out the breeding center, and learn about the islands’ fascinating ecology and history.

See Turtles at Turtle Bay

You just might observe hatchlings emerging from their eggs and heading to the ocean!

Snorkel with Sea Lions

Head to La Loberia beach, and spend a day in the sun with these unique marine mammals.

Hang with the Local Penguins

Take a trip to Las Tintoreras, and get up close and personal with the islands’ penguins.

Visit the Santa Cruz Fish Market

Watch fishermen unload their catches from the day, and grab a bite of fresh seafood.

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Sep 12 10:25pm
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Hello Galápagos

by Xavaar

I think island time is getting to me, it’s taken me almost three weeks to write this post since setting foot on San Cristóbal. With a population of ~5000 here in the town of Puerto Baquerizo things work a little differently than back on the mainland in Quito. Nothing in the town itself is more than 15 minutes away from anything else by bike, and my official address is simply “House of Martha Morales”.

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Sep 12 6:45pm
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Back to the Mountains: Bella Vista and Pappallacta

by Xavaar

The flow of adorable animals doesn't stop, here I share a picture of the Olingo a banana eating critter also known as the Kitty-Bear.

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Sep 3 8:40pm
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Tiputini: Welcome to the Jungle

by Xavaar

After spending a week in the Amazon I share a picture of a sloth as well as some other stuff.

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Aug 14 9:30pm
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by Xavaar

In which my worst case scenario almost comes true, more adorable pictures of dogs are shared, and I do my best to describe a city I’ve lived in less than a week.

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