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Biodiversity in Ecuador & Galapagos

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Ecuador and the Galapagos


Ever used a machete? Visited a stratovolcano? Hiked the rainforest? You’ll uncover and experience Ecuador’s biodiversity and observe its unique endangered species as you visit Quito, explore the Amazon, and cruise through the Galapagos Islands. Tour the Charles Darwin Research Station, visit the Equatorial Monument, and give a day of service at a local non-profit organization. This dynamic Ecuadorian experience will leave you with vivid memories that you won’t soon forget.


Course Information

Course: BIO/GBS 3450: The Hidden Face of Ecuador; fulfills the HPU Global Studies (GBS) requirement

Term: Spring 2014

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisite: Completion of any Biology or Environmental Science course

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Dinene Crater & Dr. Josh Campbell


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Biodiversity of Ecuador (Global Experience)


Program Details

Travel Dates: May 5-24, 2014

Estimated Cost:

  • $6,899-6,999 (15-18 students)
  • $7,099-7,499 (10-14 students)

Click here for additional information about the Ecuador Program


Application Information

To receive detailed information about the application process, please contact the faculty leaders for this course, or stop by our office in Slane 324. You can also connect with us at

Application Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2013; 5:00pm

Selected students will be notified by Wednesday, November 25, 2013.


The Office of Global Education is located in Cottrell Hall, Suite 142. Building #12 on the HPU Campus Map.

Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280

Click here to meet our staff.


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