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Winter in Ecuador and the Galapagos

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    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, 2020
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Hotel-style accommodations
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    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.


    GPA 2.0
    Application Deadline October 1 (EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15)

    Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
    Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
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    Course Information

    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+).

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