Galapagos Islands/Amazon Rainforest

This program is not offered this academic year. See this year's interims.

Basic information

  • Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | Map
  • Dates: January 7-27
  • Class requirement: Sophomore
  • GPA requirement: 2.00+
  • Cost: $5,850 (exact)

Travel to Ecuador and spend seven days on the Galapagos archipelago and six days living in the Amazon jungle.

As "living laboratories of evolution" the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rainforest are two of the most unique and fascinating places on earth. Having an equatorial climate, these two ecosystems are quickly becoming trendy vacation spots, generating local economies that are heavily reliant on the ecotourism industry.

Participants in this course will investigate the biology of the local flora and fauna of these areas and also study the economic and environmental issues and tradeoffs that are necessary to maintain these areas. Particular attention will be given to the application of Reformed Christian principles of biological and economic stewardship as tools for assessing the current and future status of these important natural areas. Daily excursions include hiking, canoeing and snorkeling.

This course may fulfill an elective in the IDS program. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement.

For more information on how to apply, visit the off-campus programs website.


$5,850 (exact)



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