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Winter in Ecuador and the Galapagos

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    This program explores the culture and history of Ecuador. Excursions and lectures lend themself to the biodiversity, ecosystems and rich scientific discovery in this South American nation.

    The schedule includes a few days in Quito experiences Ecuadorian culture through museum visits, cultural festivals, churches, parks and other historical sites. Students will also spend an afternoon in beautiful Mindo in the north of the country and 5 days/4 nights on the Galapagos Islands!

    Location Galapagos, Ecuador
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates January 4 - 19
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    ANT 311 Immersion in Another Culture: This course will focus on following Darwin's footsteps through the region and seeing and experiencing what he did, leading to his development of the theory of the origin of species by natural selection.  Additionally, l ectures, texts, and field excursions consider ecology, history, language, and cultural systems of Ecuador, toward providing students with a comprehensive understanding of another cultural system. (3 credits, SBS+, DIV).


    IAP 487 Independent Research: Students can propose a biological or social science research topic to Program Director for approval and execution in country (1 credit, EXP+).

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Winter
    Living Arrangements Hotel-style accommodations

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0
    Application Deadline October 1

    Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee $60
    Tuition Rate $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 per credit for non-residents
    Program Fee $2,950
    Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
    International Health Insurance
    Other Fees Included: 13 Breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 5 dinners. Students should budget for all meals not included.
    Travel Costs Flight estimate ~$700 All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site. Students should wait for flight details prior to making travel arrangements.
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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