Discover a new culture, mingle with exotic wild life, explore deserted beaches and make life-long friends. Come home with a world-class tan, a new appreciation for nature and a new way of looking at yourself and the world. “It was the most interesting three weeks of my life,” said Sam Noddle, a junior majoring in finance.

“Being in the Galapagos was like being on another planet, with the addition of amazing people from Miami and unforgettable sights and sounds, “ said Mira Shah, a sophomore in health studies, “The Galapagos exceeded every one of my goals and expectations,” said Steve Elenberg, a media management major.

The Galapagos program is hot.


CNJ595 (3 credits) and MMI593 (3 Credits)

This is a six-credit total immersion, multimedia package of two UM courses with full writing credit for each course. Students in all majors are invited. Course equivalencies are available in several majors including ECS, EPS, INS, BUS, and BIL. Talk with Professor Treaster for details and other options.

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More Information

  • Galapagos Summer University of Miami Facebook

    The official facebook page of the Galapagos program. See pictures of past summers and read up on things to come.


    The Miami Planet is a production of the chool of Communication in collaboration with Florida International University and Miami Dade College with generous support from Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. It focuses on South Florida and its environment and is aimed at a worldwide audience.

  • The Galapagos, An Incredible Journey

    It was three weeks. But it went by in a flash. Fourteen students and two professors, in the 2014 University of Miami study abroad expedition to the Galapagos Islands.


It is limited to 12 highly motivated students. Registration Closes Dec. 1. Don’t hesitate. Contact Professor Joseph B. Treaster at, (917) 575-9562, and Professor Heidi Carr, and (305) 284-1636 and (305) 877-1627.