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  • Locations: Baños, Ecuador; Coca, Ecuador; Galapagos, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Cost:: Summer
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/31/2019 06/22/2019

** 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:
Number of Credits: 3, 6 Credit Type: WKU Credit
Field of Study: BIOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Catagory: WKU Partner Program Colonnade Credit: Yes
Class Eligibility: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
Program Description:
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Experience Ecuador
KIIS Ecuador embraces the natural beauty of this South American country: snowcapped volcanic peaks, lush rain forest and the famous Galapagos Islands. This program will mainly focus on the biological sciences, visiting three diverse eco-systems. The program culminates in the Galapagos Islands, home to an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Note: Students should be aware that many excursions are physically strenuous involving hiking in lowland heat and humidity as well as in cold conditions at higher altitudes.


BIOL 475-1: Field Biology: Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation (3 hours)
BIOL 475-2: Topics: Applied Field Experiences (3 hours) / GEOG 452: Applied Field Experiences (3 hours)
BIOL 485: Topics: Galapagos (1 credit hour)
GEOG 226: Dangerous Planet (3 hours)*
GEOG 328: Elements of Biogeography (3 hours)
GEOL 475: Topics: Galapagos (1 credit hour)

*Fulfills Colonnade Connections - Systems.