Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


The Galápagos Islands are a group of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, on both sides of the Equator 500 miles from mainland Ecuador. The Galapagos Science Center is on San Cristobal Island is the easternmost Island. Universidad San Francisco de Quito is located in Quito, which is the capitol of Ecuador with close to 2 million people.

What Students Do

Students can participate in research and education of healthcare professionals. Since 2017 SON faculty and students have provided continuing professional education for health professionals on the Galapagos Islands and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito as well as participated in several community research projects.


Students have to be fluent in Spanish.


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