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Julia in a Giant Tortoise Shell in the Galapagos!

Julie in a Giant Tortoise Shell in the Galapagos!

Julie Savage is a senior pursing a major in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology-Wildlife Concentration and a double minor in Spanish and International Studies.  She participated in a semester study abroad program at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Quito, Ecuador in Fall 2013. The main focus of her study abroad experience was to practice Spanish and learn more about Ecuadorian culture and wildlife.

While there, Julie took six classes in Spanish including a Protected Areas course. She lived with a host mom and traveled to various parts of the country during weekends and breaks.  Major highlights of the semester included a trip to USFQ’s Tiputini Biodiversity Station within Yasuní Biosphere Reserve and a Marine Ecology class field trip to several locations on Ecuador’s coast including Isla de la Plata. She ended her semester with an unforgettable trip to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu with her family over winter break.

*Feel free to email Julia if you would like to learn more about her personal Study Abroad experience. She also participated in the Summer Study Abroad trip to Namibia, Africa in 2012.