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  • Locations: Galapagos, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Global Seminar Sprg
  • Restrictions: SPU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Sponsor: SPU Faculty-led Areas of Study: Biology
Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad Housing Type: Cabin on Ship, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Number of Credits: 5
Program Description:
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Tropical Biology in the Galapagos Islands 

Spring Global Seminar

The next Galapagos seminar will take place in June 2019

Program Overview

In the Galapagos Islands Tropical Biology Global Seminar, students will study the natural history of the Galapagos Islands through readings, discussions, as well as field instruction and observations related to the geology, oceanography, and biology of this unique location. Offered alternately with the Tropical Biology Global Seminar in Belize, this is an intensive program in which students learn to identify common species, and study their ecology and behavior. In addition, students learn about the history of the islands and their inhabitants.

"The sound of the bell rang through the boat as Daphne Major, one of the Galápagos Islands, came into view. We peered over the top of our books recognizing how the sketch of this rocky island was nothing compared to the beauty that was before us. It was here that Charles Darwin studied his finches, and four different currents meet to create the most diverse ecosystem on our planet. We were experiencing the heart of science in the Galápagos Islands.

After spending nine days living in the Galápagos Islands on our tour boat, we were less seasick, more tan, and full of insight about the natural history of this place. As 13 biology majors, we came to spend winter break off the coast of Ecuador to study the diversity of life on the islands." 

Read the rest of the article about the Galapagos program in etc Magazine.

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For more information about this program, please contact SPU Study Abroad

This program is currently not accepting applications.