Based in the picturesque Andean city of Quito, this thematic summer program includes a three-week excursion to the Galápagos Islands. Students enroll in center-based courses on the environment and Spanish language with other students from U.S. universities.
Environmental Studies Summer
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Summer 2019: 6/5 - 7/24
- Program Organization
- This is an IU Co-Sponsored Program
- Summer Environmental Studies Program with IES Abroad
- Typical enrollment: 10-15 students from U.S. colleges and universities
- Academic Program
- IES Abroad "Environmental Studies" summer program*
- Required Spanish language course
- Two environmental studies courses taught in English
- Field Trips:
- Galápagos Islands - Students explore the ecological diversity of one of Ecuador's most famous sites. Activities have included snorkeling, guided tours, and discussions on identifying Ecuador's flora and fauna.
- The Amazon region - Students hike through the world's largest and most biologically-diverse rainforest.
- The highlands
- Program requires enrollment in Spanish language course and two IES Abroad courses.
- 9 IU credits
- Required Spanish language course (3 credits)
- Environmental Issues: Conservation and Public Policy in Ecuador (3 credits) SPEA-OS 100*** (SPEA-V 450 for SPEA undergrad environmental management majors ONLY)
- Ecuadorian Ecosystems (3 credits) BIOL-OS 300** lecture or lab course
***Note: -OS 100 (-OS 300) is the default designation to identify overseas study coursees recorded as 100-level (300-level) undistributed credit that can count in total hours toward graduation and may be able to satisfy major, minor or distributional requirements with the approval of participants' school or the department.
**Note: Course fulfills either an unspecified BIOL-OS 300 upper-level lecture or an unspecified BIOL-OS 300 upper-level lab in Biology B.A. and standard Biology B.S. The course fulfills an unspecified BIOL-OS 300 upper-level lab in Biology B.S. with Area of Concentration in Integrative and Organismal Biology.
*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors IES Abroad program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all IES Abroad tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.
- Additional Information
- Students live in private homes in Quito with families or señoras
- Homestay hosts provide 3 meals per day, 7 days per week
- Program Eligibility
You may apply if you:
- are an undergraduate student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress
- are in at least your third full-time semester of college
- have approximately a 2.75 cumulative GPA
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are ineligible.
- Costs and Financial Aid
- IU portion of fee: $228.00
- IES Abroad portion of fee*: $8,315 (academic fees, housing and meals, orientation, field trips, health insurance)
- International airfare: $550 - $1,750
- See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.
*Based on published IES materials. Indiana University cannot guarantee the prices charged by IES and is not responsible for any price increase or change.
Personal expenses and vacation travel additional. Initial prepayment of $500 due February 19, 2019.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
- IU scholarships, grants and loans applicable to program costs with some exceptions. Please carefully check these exceptions before you commit to a program.
- IES Abroad Merit-based, Diversity Scholarships, Legacy Scholarships and Disability Grants available.
Please see our financial aid page for general information and links to additional scholarship opportunities.
- Program Contacts