CUNY - College of Staten Island: Galapagos Islands/Quito - Field Biology Program

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CSI offers a unique field biology program in Quito and the Galapagos Islands with our partner institution USFQ.  This winter intersession, faculty led program offers the opportunity for honors students to explore the “living laboratory” of the Gal... read more

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CSI offers a unique field biology program in Quito and the Galapagos Islands with our partner institution USFQ.  This winter intersession, faculty led program offers the opportunity for honors students to explore the “living laboratory” of the Galapagos archipelago and understand how the Islands influenced Darwin’s ideas regarding evolution. Overseas Honors Courses are intended for MacaulayHonors College University Scholars, local honors program students and CUNY Dean's List students who seek academically challenging overseas course work. Approximately 15 students from diverse backgrounds, different CUNY colleges and varied majors are selected to participate in each program. Sophomore standing and above is required. 


Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is recognized as one of Ecuador's leading institutions of higher education. Quito is located in the Andean mountain region, more than 9,000 feet above sea level. The "living laboratory" of the Galapagos archipelago, set in the Pacific Ocean some 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian coast, consists of 61 islands and islets. The Galapagos are a "United Nations World Natural Heritage Site", a national park and a marine reserve.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
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