Summer Internships in Ecuador - Travel

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Marine Research in the Galapagos, Ecuador

Program Orientation

Pre-Departure Orientation
There will be a program-specific orientation with the instructor and/or program provider at UC Davis. This orientation addresses travel, packing, academics, health and safety, and more. It also provides you the opportunity to meet with others on your program. Prior to orientation, you will receive a Program Specific Guide that will further support program preparation.

On-Site Orientation
Soon after arrival to the program destination, you will have an on-site orientation. The on-site orientation serves to introduce you to the new environment as well as provide on-site resources and support.

Travel Arrangements

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the program site. Detailed instructions for making flight arrangements are sent to enrolled students via email once the program is confirmed. Wait to purchase plane tickets until you receive this email. Instructions on how to get to the program accommodations will be included in your Program Specific Guide.

As UC Davis Summer Abroad programs are not affiliated with a host university, you will enter as a tourist and can travel there for 90 total days if you are a U.S. citizen.

Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return and you have blank pages available per entry/exit stamp. Note those with passports that do not meet these requirements may not be allowed to enter and could be sent back to the United States at their own expense. For full entry and exit requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State link below.

Note: If you intend to participate in another study, intern or travel program immediately beforehand or afterword, make sure to take this program into account when figuring out your visa situation. Summer Abroad can provide you a verification of enrollment letter when requested, but you are responsible for securing visa(s) if needed.

On Site Transportation

TBD

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A passport is required for this program.

There are no visa requirements for this program.

U.S. Citizens Born in Ecuador please read the section on Special Entry/Exit Instructions at the link above.

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

A passport is required for this program.

Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa and other entry requirements by contacting the consulate of their travel destination(s). Participants are responsible for obtaining their own visa. Summer Abroad will supply a verification of enrollment or other necessary documents for non-U.S. citizens upon request.

International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa interested in studying abroad, should ensure the US visa in their passport has at least 90 days validity remaining whenever they travel abroad. If the US visa expires or is about to expire (even if the I-20 is current), students will be required to apply for the visa to Ecuador in their home country. Non-US citizens unable to gain access to the study abroad country will be subject to cancellation fees as shown in the cancellation schedule. For this reason, international students are highly encouraged to research entry to their destination country well in advance, and before enrolling in the program if possible.

Insurance

Participants are enrolled in GeoBlue Global Health Insurance and UC Traveler Insurance for the duration of the program and will be provided with specific coverage information. More details about coverage is available in the Study Abroad Student Handbook