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The Oregon University System program at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito-GAIAS Institute (Galapagos Islands) provides opportunities for students from any of the Oregon University System (OUS) universities to focus on biological and social sciences within the Galapagos archipelago. The program is ideal for students who want to study the natural environment and evolution in an amazing location first chronicled by Charles Darwin.
- The Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts & Sciences (GAIAS) program offers natural and social science courses taught in English.
- GAIAS provides a rare opportunity to live and study on an archipelago populated by unique plants, animals, and other forms of biodiversity.
- In addition to the small class size and individualized attention, most classes include field trips and fieldwork Students have many opportunities to participate in excursions to various locations in the Galapagos
- GAIAS offers various options to participate in community service projects
The Oregon University System International Programs are cooperative programs to which all students in public universities in Oregon and select private partner universities have access. The programs are predominately reciprocal exchanges that not only send students abroad, but also bring students to Oregon campuses. It is through these direct relationships that students and faculty connect with partner institutions abroad and bring diversity to Oregon universities.
Eastern Oregon University
Inlow Hall 109E
La Grande, OR 97850
Oregon Institute of Technology
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
(541) 885- 1847
Oregon State University*
Julie Van Hoosen or
1600 SW Western Blvd., Suite 290
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
(541) 737-6459 or (541) 346-3972
Portland State University
International Affairs, East Hall 101
Portland, OR 97207
Southern Oregon University
Stevenson Union 321
Ashland, OR 97520
University of Oregon
Oregon Hall 330
Eugene, OR 97403
Western Oregon University
Study Abroad &
Monmouth, OR 97361
* Also serves as the program Coordinator/Assistant.