Even though your adventure starts in San Cristóbal, our course-related trip takes you beyond this island to discover the culture and traditions of your host country and beyond. Course-related trips are academic trips associated with courses. They are organized to complement your courses and contribute to a general knowledge of current environmental, political, and economic issues. The cost of these course-related trips is included in the program fee, and participation is required. Here are a few possible destinations.
Spend the day in the beach observing sea lions in their natural habitat.
El Junco Lagoon
Located in the highlands of the island, this crater lake is home to many species of fauna and flora including the San Cristóbal mockingbird and the endangered Galápagos miconia.
Just off the shore from San Cristóbal, this islet is home to many Galápagos birds, sea lions, and numerous marine iguanas.
This cone of an extinct volcano, which is shaped in the form of a sleeping lion, is the perfect habitat for sharks, large rays, pelagic and reef fish, and sea turtles.
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz is the second largest island in the Galápagos and contains the most populated urban center in all the islands, the Charles Darwin Research Station, and Tortuga Bay. Here you will be able to observe marine iguanas, birds, galápagos crabs and the gigantic galápagos tortoise
Bartolomé Island offers some of the most beautiful and distinctive landscapes in the archipelago. The island consists of an extinct volcano and is primarily known for snorkeling and the iconic Pinnacle Rock and its penguins.
Note: IES Abroad field trip destinations, course-related trips, activities, and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability.