Study Abroad in the Galápagos Islands

What to Expect in the Galápagos Islands

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. 

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Top 5 Things to Do in Galápagos Islands

Explore Kicker Rock
Travel by boat to this amazing rock formation near San Cristobal to enjoy one of the best spots for snorkeling.
See Turtles at a Breeding Center
Observe and learn more about baby and older turtles in their native habitat.
Snorkel with Sea Lions at La Loberia
Head to La Loberia beach, and spend a day in the sun with these unique marine mammals.
Hang with Blue-Footed Boobies
Observe and get up close to these marine birds with characteristic bright blue feet.
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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