Seize the opportunity to study the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador in both a TCNJ classroom and on the island themselves! For more detailed information, visit https://biology.tcnj.edu/academics/biology-options/organismal-options-in-biology/the-natural-history-of-the-galapagos-islands-ecuador/.
The application window for the Spring & Summer 2019 program has closed.
This program is available to students in any major; one does not need to be a Biology major to enroll. Students who will graduate in May 2019 are eligible to enroll in the 2019 course, even though the trip occurs after commencement.
The program is comprised of two half-courses; each earns 0.5 units for a total of 1 unit. The course descriptions are as follows:
BIO 365 / HON 365 / IDS 365 The Natural History of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador I: An introduction to the natural history (including ecology of plants and animals, geology, and climate) of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador, with a reflection on interactions between these and the history, culture and economics of the Islands and Ecuador from pre-colonial to modern times. This course is taken in Spring Semester 2019.
BIO 366 / HON 366 / IDS 366 The Natural History of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador II: An immersion experience to develop a deep understanding of the natural history (including geology, climate, and ecology of plants and animals) of the Galápagos Islands and continental Ecuador, with a reflection on interactions between these and the history, culture and economics of the Islands and Ecuador from pre-colonial to modern times. This course is taken in Summer Session I (May 24 to June 7).
Courses: BIO 365 / HON 365 / IDS 365 and BIO 366 / HON 366 / IDS 366: The Natural History of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador I and II
Liberal Learning: Natural Science with a Lab; Global. View additional academic fulfillments.
Summer Session Travel Dates: May 24 – June 7, 2019
Program Director: Dr. Donald Lovett, Professor of Biology
- Tour of the historic Old Town of Quito
- 8-day guided cruise through the archipelago on a personal yacht
- Birdwatching and hiking in the Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve & Lodge
- Homestay with local families in the Quichua village of San Clemente
- Explore the market of Otavalo, the largest indigeonous market in South America
- Relax at the Termas Hot Springs Lodge
- Visit the Quitsato sundial
- Optional hike up to the Cayembe-Coca Ecological Reserve
Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-771-2596.
For course specific questions, please contact Dr. Donald Lovett at email@example.com.
Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.