The Latest from Ecuador

Oct 10 1:33pm
Galápagos Islands

The Language That Everyone Can Speak

Post by Rachel Seyler

I might struggle with Spanish but soccer is something I understand!

Sep 29 1:45pm
Galápagos Islands

A New Island, More Diving, and Giant Tortoises!

Post by Rachel Seyler

I really should have believed people when they said that time would fly by while I was here. The first week was a little slow because we were all wandering around a bit and waiting for classes to start but since then we’ve been in overdrive. Recently we went on a four-day trip to one of the other islands, Santa Cruz, with our Techniques of Marine Research II class.

Sep 16 12:34pm
Galápagos Islands

Starting from Scratch and Braving a New Language

When I first investigated studying abroad, I had two goals in mind: improving my French and homing in on my environmental science skills. While I’m not majoring or minoring in French, learning it has been a fun hobby of mine and I was ready to take it to the next level by studying abroad. However, after looking into the available options, I realized that it would be pretty difficult to find an environmental program in a francophone country. Nothing quite fit the bill. And so… alas...

Aug 30 3:36pm
Galápagos Islands

Boat Days and Eagle Rays

It’s currently a sunny Saturday afternoon here in the Galápagos and I am basking in the absolutely absurdly, beautiful reality that I will be living on San Cristobal for three months.

Aug 26 1:26pm
Galápagos Islands

Underwater? For Class?

Post by Rachel Seyler

Lots of pleasant surprises during my first two weeks in the Galápagos.