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  • Locations: Galapagos, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • Restrictions: Drake applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
J-Term 2019 04/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/07/2019 01/24/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Drake Administered Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel
Credit Type: Drake Credit Language of Instruction: English
Provider: Drake University Experiential Learning: Service-Learning
Program Description:
ENSP 111: Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Tourism in Ecuador and the Galapagos
David Courard-Hauri
AOI: Global and Cultural Understanding
The course examines issues of sustainable development and interactions between tourism, the natural environment, and economic development. Students have the opportunity to speak with individuals from numerous backgrounds in country, and to gain an appreciation for the issues that is very difficult to convey in the classroom. There is also a service learning component that includes habitat restoration in an area that Drake has been working in since 2013, and it is very interesting to return and be able to show the effects of our work. Finally, students learn a lot about Ecuadorian politics and culture in their homestays.

Please consider the physical challenges presented by this course:
This seminar is physically strenuous. Habitat restoration is labor intensive.  We hike up Rucu Pichincha (15,696’) and bike across San Cristóbal Island (about 1000 feet vertical climb on old bikes).

Estimated Range for 2019: TBD. Airfare included.
*Registration preference will be given to ENSP majors and minors.