Explore the Galápagos Islands Quito. Study the evolution of Ecuador's unique species. Visit local communities to better understand the relationship between humans and their environment. Dive into the Pacific to get close to the marine life you learn about.
|Location||Quito and Galápagos Islands, Ecuador|
|Term||Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
This program is comprised of five modules. Spend the first 5 weeks of the program (Module 1) in Quito completing an orientation, a course at the Cumbayá campus of USFQ and academic excursions. Modules 2-4 are completed at a remote campus of USFQ on the island of San Cristóbal in the Galápagos. Return to Quito for Module 5. Earn 3 credits per module plus one credit for a required Spanish-language course.
Choose from courses in four tracks:
Instruction is in English by local faculty.
Typical credits: 16 for fall or spring semester
Detailed course information can be found on the Academics page of the IES program page.
Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.
The date for the in-person Fall semester 2020 & Academic Year 2020-2021 orientation session is as follows:
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Add International Health Insurance
Multiply the number of months you will be away by $45.
Subtract Affiliate Fee Reduction
Visit the Affiliate Program Fees to determine the fee reduction you receive for being a University of Minnesota student.
Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See the IES website for term options|
|Track Name||See the IES website for track name|
|Country||Select the country of your program location|
This program will require additional approval steps for Spring 2021 due to COVID-19. Connect with your LAC program contact for more information.
Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.
All students, both UofM and Non-UofM should use this apply button if applying for a program Fall 2021 or beyond (academic year, winter break etc.). You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
You do not need to print out the Authorization and Evaluation form. Once your application is complete, we can electronically authorize your application with IES.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toJackie Gmiterko or call at 612.626.4523.