Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
- Program Terms: Summer
All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level. TnCIS program courses are for credit only.
In Ecuador, students will enroll in ONE course for 3 or 4 credit hours. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.
This four week program explores the famous islands abundant with plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! While on location, students will study either biology or statistics. The participating students will have the unique opportunity to complete their course work in a living laboratory that provides opportunities to personally see and experience many of the relevant biological concepts.
Students in the General Biology II course will study plants, animals, and ecology with emphasis on topics relevant to the Galápagos Islands. Students in Elementary Statistics will study the fundamentals of probability and statistics, using examples taken from research on the islands where appropriate. All courses will incorporate the islands into their classwork to culminate in a unique academic experience that cannot be compared to a US classroom. There will be interdisciplinary projects that will encourage collaboration between students in each course. Concurrently, the students will have the additional opportunity of being immersed in the local Ecuadorian culture and the Spanish language.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles per day around cities and on varied outdoor terrain that includes uneven and slippery surfaces. There will be significant time spent outdoors during the program in hot and humid weather. Students will need to take appropriate precautions to limit sun exposure and drink plenty of water.
Excursions May Include
There may be multiple excursions while on the Santa Cruz and the Isabela Islands as well as a planned day trip to one other island of the Galápagos. Excursions may include:
Generally, classes will meet six days a week. Lectures will be held in the mornings and for science courses the labs will be held in the afternoons.