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  • Locations: Galapagos, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Winterim
  • Budget Sheets: Winterim
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winterim 2020 10/01/2019 10/04/2019 01/04/2020 01/19/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: SU Travel Course Field of Study: All
Language of Instruction: English Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Housing Option(s): Hotel
Institutional Aid Category: N/A
Program Description:
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Overview



Galapagos 4


Dates: 
January 4-8 &17-19, 2020: Quito, Ecuador
January 9-16, 2020: Galápagos Islands

Students will take:

ENV 320 Environmental Science Field Studies (3 credits) (SEE Scientific Reasoning-Laboratory)

Dr. Keith Johnson, Associate Professor, Biology

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Academics


Galapagos 6

Participants will take the following course:

ENV 320 Environmental Science Field Studies (3 credits)

Go on an adventure to the birthplace of biology! The Galápagos Islands are a magical place where you can experience habitats and species that exist nowhere else. Learn from local experts about the habitats, organisms, and human dimensions that few people get the chance to see. There will be hiking on volcanoes, snorkeling with marine iguanas, and hanging out with land tortoises - all in their natural environments. Experience activities and lectures from researchers, professors, and naturalist certified guides. This travel course will change the way you see the natural world! 
Fulfills SEE Scientific Reasoning Laboratory
Course Prerequisites: Minimum Sophomore standing


Other Eligibility Requirements: Students must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing with the University. Non-SU students are welcome to participate, please see the Travel Course Eligibility Guidelines for Non-SU Students.  

Logistics


Galapagos 5

Itinerary
A tentative itinerary of this travel course's activities and excursions is available below.


Tentative Quito Itinerary

Tentative Galápagos Itinerary 

Lodging
While in Quito participants will stay in a hotel in Cumbayá, where the Universidad San Francisco de Quito is located. Small hotels or hostels will be utilized in the Galápagos. In the cloud forest (Maquipucuna) the group will stay in a lodge.

Meals
Daily breakfast is provided in the accommodations, as well as some meals (as indicated in itinerary).
 

Cost

ENV 320: Environmental Science Field Studies (3 credits)
Cost: $5,070
Includes academic credit (if enrolled in 12-15 SU credits in Fall 2019), roundtrip international airfare (from BWI), roundtrip airfare from Quito-Galápagos, Quito airport transfers, housing, some meals, excursions as listed on itinerary, international health/evacuation insurance, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee.

Additional costs include any meals not listed as included on itinerary, U.S. airport transfers, passport (if don't already have), tips, and personal expenses.


Budget

Application requires $250 non-refundable deposit by October 1, 2019. Remainder of cost is due by Winterim/Spring 2020 payment deadlines in mid-December 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Stevenson University reserves the right to make any necessary changes, including cost adjustments, in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Travel courses are subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. Confirmation of application status will be communicated after the application deadline.

Withdrawals/Refunds: Upon submitting application and deposit, participants are considered committed and responsible for the full cost of the travel course should they be accepted. Should a participant wish to withdraw their application for any reason after acceptance, only recoverable expenses may be refunded (which vary according to date of withdrawal). Stevenson University withdrawal and drop/add deadlines do not apply.