IES Abroad Quito Summer - Environmental Studies
Based in Quito and featuring three weeks of field study in the Galápagos Islands, this program allows you to study issues of environmental management and preservation, while exploring Ecuador's rich ecology. The program is organized in cooperation with the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). All Environmental Studies courses are taught in English, and previous Spanish study is not required.
Sit back, relax, and dream about the adventures that await you in Ecuador. First, imagine exploring Quito's vibrant neighborhoods and admiring the beautiful colonial Spanish architecture that makes the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, picture yourself studying the ecological diversity of the Galápagos Islands, standing on the equator in Mitad del Mundo, and hiking the mountain rainforest in Loja Province. Pack your bags now—South America awaits you.
Academics & Curriculum
Participants who participate in this 9-credit summer program enroll in three courses: Two environmental studies courses (3 credits each) and one Spanish language course.
Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.
Accommodation & Meals
Study abroad participants live with host families. Each students has a private, furnished room in the home of a family or señora in Quito. Homestay hosts provide three meals daily. IES also provides all housing and meals during field studies.
Students attending this program may consider applying for one or more of the following scholarships:
More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage