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  • Locations: Galapagos, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: NIU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 02/28/2024
**
Rolling Admission 06/03/2024 06/16/2024

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Environmental Sciences Program Type: Cosponsored
Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Student At Large Housing Options: Home Stay, Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
 

Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

Spend a summer in the biodiverse Galápagos Islands, Ecuador with AIFS! Study environmental science at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), one of the highest ranked universities in Ecuador. Begin the program at USFQ’s Cumbayá campus in Quito before flying to the university’s Extension campus on the island of San Cristóbal.

 Semester/Term Eligibility Requirements Rec. Semester Credits
 Fall, Spring or
Academic Year
 Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum of 2.5 GPA  3 semester credits


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Where You'll Study

La Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is one of Ecuador’s top-ranked universities. It has a community of 7,000 students and 300 professors and is a leader in education, research, creativity and entrepreneurship.

What Makes AIFS Abroad different?

Career Readiness

Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants' time abroad. We utilize the CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.

Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)

As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
AIDE General Social Identity Resources

Sustainability

We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the
Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE.)
Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral we include
carbon offsets for all participant's return flights, environmental
education connecting students on the ground to environmental
projects, and making our own business practices more
sustainable.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Tuition
  • Pre-departure advising
  • Housing
  • Onsite Resident Director
  • Cultural & Social
    Activities
  • Excursions & day trips
    24/7 Emergency
    Support
  • Comprehensive
    insurance
  • Carbon offsets
  • and more

EXCURSIONS COULD INCLUDE

  • Santa Cruz Island
  • and more.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Group flight package
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional excursions

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.

Learn more about funding



This program is currently not accepting applications.