Dr. Almeyda Zambrano travels to South America and develops new study abroad program

March 26, 2018


From March 18th to 24th, Dr. Angélica Almeyda Zambrano traveled to South America and interacted with new colleagues, developed a study abroad program focused on sustainable tourism for UF students in the Galapagos, and started discussions on a potential study abroad program on anthropology and tourism in the Galapagos.

Through various meetings with colleagues at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Dr. Almeyda Zambrano contributed in discussions focused on developing strategies to define and measure sustainable tourism in the Galapagos with a long term aim to support a sustainable tourism certification process and analyze alternative tourism approaches that will allow for greater benefits for local populations.

“The trip to Ecuador was a great success,” Dr. Almeyda Zambrano stated. “Specifically, the visit to Galapagos was truly amazing. In Quito, we visited the main campus of Universidad San Francisco de Quito and had productive meetings as a group with the chancellor, the rector and others. I personally met with the Dean of Hospitality and gave a colloquium presentation at a movie theater, which was a first for me.”

More information on the *NEW* sustainable tourism study abroad program: http://www.usfq.edu.ec/opi/international-students/Paginas/galapagos-semester.aspx

More information on the coursework from the sustainable tourism track: http://www.usfq.edu.ec/opi/international-students/Paginas/galapagos-semester.aspx#demoTab2