ECUADOR (Quito and the Galápagos) STUDY VISIT


12-day study visit

June 20-July 1, 2015

The estimated $5,200* fee includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Raleigh-Durham International airport
  • Transport between and within mainland Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodations in tourist class hotels or hostels (double or more occupancy)
  • Entrance fee to the Galápagos National Park
  • Entrance fees to cultural, historical sites, and ecological sites
  • Services of a local guide and UCSF faculty
  • Some meals per itinerary
  • Briefing materials
  • Supplemental health insurance



The goal of the study visit is to help educators become leaders for global education by looking beyond North Carolina’s borders and experiencing cultures and countries different from their own. Educators will learn more about educational systems, culture, and sustainability practices in Quito and the Galápagos Islands while visiting schools, universities, and non-governmental organizations. We also will explore significant cultural and historical sites. World View study visits provide a unique and challenging professional development opportunity — not a tourist trip! This study visit will be a “no frills” experience and participants must be able to handle travel by speed boat, small plane, lengthy walking, and very basic accommodations.To best prepare for the study visit, participants are required to attend a day-and-a-half seminar that focuses on Latin American and North Carolina (March 24-25, 2015) in Chapel Hill. Following the study visit, participants return for a follow-up workshop (August or September 2015). Knowledge, strategies, and experiences gleaned from the seminar, the study visit, and the follow-up workshop will give participants the ability to add global content to their teaching and help their schools and colleges become more globally focused.


World View’s study visit is open to any full-time educator, but priority is given to educators of World View’s Partner schools, school systems, or colleges*. Secondary priority is given to educators who have not traveled internationally. Participants of past World View study visits may submit an application, but will be placed on a waitlist. The ideal candidate is an educator who is committed to global education and to increasing the opportunities for adding global content and activity to their school or college. World View considers international travel to be an essential aspect of being well-educated in the 21st century and seeks candidates who have not had an opportunity for international travel.

*Add $250 if out of state applicant
Please Note: This trip requires a minimum of 15 participants.


After every World View study visit, participants gather in Chapel Hill at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence for a one day follow-up workshop. The program generally runs from 9:00am-4:00pm and includes presentations on using your new experiences in the classroom, group discussion/reflection, and sharing of resources to support your Ecuador lesson or action plan.

2015 Workshop Agenda
Directions & Parking
Lesson Plan Template
World View Action Plan Template

Hotel Suggestion

Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro
(919) 969-6988
370 East Main St. Unit 100, Carrboro, NC
$119 +tax, guaranteed until September 11.
Rooms may be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the World View rate, or by clicking here.