Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Quito, Ecuador and San Cristobal Island, Galapogos
When Offered: Summer 2017 (anticipated)
Faculty Leaders: Citlali Miranda-Aldaco (email@example.com) and Nina Kasniunas (Nina.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Students can complete Spanish 229G or Spanish 299G (independent work credits for Spanish) and Environmental Studies 130E in the Galápagos in May/June 2017. This course will allow students to study environmental sustainability and Spanish in one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. Students will stay with host families in San Cristobal Island, spend time “island-hopping” to learn about the islands of Santa Cruz, Bartolome, and Isabela. We will return to the mainland in Quito, Ecuador where students will visit Mitad del Mundo (Equator) and Cotacachi (the birthplace of participatory democracy movement initiated by indigenous peoples.
Download the brochure information with its program cost(s) here: 2017 ICA Ecuador Flier.docx
Download the information session flyer for this program here: 2017 ICA Ecuador-Info Session Flyer.pdf
Eligibility, Prerequisites, and Academic Credit:
Students with a 2.5 or higher GPA can apply for this program. To earn SP 229G credits, students must have completed or be currently enrolled in SP 130. To earn independent work credits for Spanish (SP 299G credits), students must have completed or must be currently enrolled in SP 229 or any 300 level course in Spanish. After the successful completion of the program, students will earn a total of six credits and fulfill the environmental sustainability and the study-abroad requirements. Applicants must speak with Professors Citlali Miranda-Aldaco and Nina Kasniunas before submitting an application.
Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines
November 7, 2016: $50 non-refundable application fee and online application due
November 30, 2016: $500 non-refundable deposit due
February 17, 2017: Final payment due
Loans are also available to eligible students through the Financial Aid Office in SAS. Students who qualify for the study abroad voucher are able to apply the voucher to the cost of this program. Students entering Goucher beginning in Fall 2014 may apply for a Goucher Global Grant in lieu of the study abroad voucher.
Passport and Visa Information
Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program. Please apply for a passport as soon as possible at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/get_4855.html