Cost Information

Registration Fee (nonrefundable)

$250 USD per school / registration

Delegate Fee

$170 USD per student (delegate / head delegate)

Faculty / Guest Fee

$170 USD per faculty advisor / guest

Students may not register as faculty

Hotel / Tour Package (mandatory)

$1,900 USD per person; Ecuadorians pay $1,600 USD due to lower park fees; Quito residents, not staying at the Quito hotel, pay $1,400 USD.

This package covers numerous items including, airfare between Quito and Galápagos (possibility of a short plane refueling stop at Guayaquil airport), two nights of hotel in Quito, seven nights of hotel on San Cristóbal Island in Galápagos, breakfasts and most lunches, park entry fee, tourist card, study tours, service projects, and more. In addition to committee sessions, the package includes the opportunity to:

  • Participate in service learning opportunities in Galápagos National Park.
  • Explore the Galápagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Straddle the Northern and Southern Hemispheres on the equator at Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World).
  • Discover Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, dedicated to the conservation of giant tortoises and their babies.
  • Cruise to Kicker Rock to snorkel with and learn about sharks, large rays, tropical fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and many other unique species.
  • Soak up the island's natural beauty on its beaches, including Puerto Chino, a white sand swimming beach.
  • Experience the lush highlands at El Junco lagoon.
  • Interact with the locals (both humans and sea lions) along the waterfront's Malecón.

See the Hotel Information page for those details.

Meals

Breakfast: included at hotels (people on the first Sunday flight to San Cristóbal need to purchase breakfast at the airport)

Lunch: included (except the first Saturday and both Sundays)

Dinners: on your own

Other Costs to Consider

  • Travel to and from Quito, Ecuador
  • Airport Ground Transportation
    - free hotel shuttle bus to / from the Quito airport
    - bus fare to / from San Cristóbal Airport is included
  • Ground Transportation on San Cristóbal Island (hotels to campus is walkable, transportation for tours is covered)
  • Insurance - Health, Travel, Conference / Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation, etc.
  • Passport - make sure the expiration date is at least six months after the conference dates
  • Meals - dinners and some lunches are on your own
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Sightseeing and Souvenirs