Charles Darwin’s observations in the Galápagos led to a breakthrough in evolutionary theory—this volcanically-active island archipelago is one of Earth's natural treasures, home to plant and animal species not found anywhere else. This program focuses on both natural and social science questions of evolution, sustainability, tourism, and the idea of “World Heritage,” looking carefully at examples on three main islands: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela. Swim with sea turtles and rays, walk with giant tortoises, and observe marine iguanas and Darwin’s finches while considering the increasing impact of development on local ecosystems and human populations.
Prerequisite: GalapaGOs, The Islands as Paradise: Sustainable Truth or Sustainable Fiction?
Financial aid: Need-based aid may be available
Directors: John Bodinger de Urarte, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology and Shari Jacobson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Antropology
Through intentional programming, students make the most of their short-term study abroad on GO Short programs. You will study away with Susquehanna faculty/staff leading a small group of Susquehanna classmates, all of whom have participated in the program’s preparation (i.e. GO Prep) course in the semester prior to departure. After an intensive, active program, there is a reflection course for the program to optimize your cross-cultural learning. As these programs run during winter or summer breaks and are 2-6 weeks, they are great opportunities for students to study away without committing to a full semester.
Photo Credits: John Bodinger
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