USFQ-GAIAS | Ecuador

The IE3 Global program at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito-GAIAS Institute (Galapagos Islands) provides opportunities for students from any IE3 partner university to focus on biological and social sciences within the Galapagos archipelago. The program is ideal for students who want to study the natural environment and evolution in an amazing location first chronicled by Charles Darwin.

  • The Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts & Sciences (GAIAS) program offers natural and social science courses taught in English.
  • GAIAS provides a rare opportunity to live and study on an archipelago populated by unique plants, animals, and other forms of biodiversity.
  • In addition to the small class size and individualized attention, most classes include field trips and fieldwork Students have many opportunities to participate in excursions to various locations in the Galapagos
  • GAIAS offers various options to participate in community service project



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