Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS): Galapagos - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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The Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) offers full-semester programs in English to international and national students of the biological and social sciences. Each program track consists of five intensive 3-credit course... read more

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Spanish, broadened world view, problems are complex and have multiple solutions. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the Galapagos Islands and the importance of conservation. It was definitely one of the best experiences of my life and I would recommend it to anyone. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS): Galapagos - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned to "see with my intellect" meaning that I applied what I learned to everything I saw around me in the natural world. Personally, I learned to enjoy taking life at a slower pace and to got out of my comfort zone to experience more. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review

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The Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) offers full-semester programs in English to international and national students of the biological and social sciences. Each program track consists of five intensive 3-credit courses taught in three-week modules. Students will first study at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito's (USFQ) main campus in Quito and then spend the remainder of the semester at the GAIAS campus on San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos. While on the mainland, program participants will go to the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Amazon Basin and USFQ's highland campus in Riobamba, the Instituto Santiago de Quito. In the Galapagos, students will visit various sites and take a 4-day cruise throughout the archipelago. In addition to its core courses, GAIAS also offers optional basic Spanish and digital photography courses. GAIAS students are also able to participate in fieldwork, volunteer work, or independent research projects for credit.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
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