Natural beauty and wildlife are reason enough to visit Cuba and Galapagos, but imagine it as the staging ground for your studies! What better place to study abroad than in one of these enchanted islands?  

We custom design higher education programs to fit every university’s needs. We emphasizecultural exchange and language immersion, complimented by field-based and hands-onexperiences in the unique natural and social environments of Cuba and the Galapagos Islands.  Participants of our academic programs are integrated into the community by our immersivehome stay concept and by participating in internships in our Service Learning projects.  

Semester group participants have the opportunity intern in local institutions such as the NationalPark’s tortoise center, the hospital, or one of the local schools. They provide their expertise andfree labor in return for a rewarding insight into exciting areas of working abroad. Intersessiongroups have the opportunity for civic engagement projects. These projects designed for highimpact in a short time-frame. They range from invasive species eradication to coastal clean-ups,  and from public health campaigns to building tortoise resting areas.  

We would love to work with you! If you are a university administrator or faculty and areinterested in working with us by setting up a study abroad trip or doing research with us in Cubaor Galapagos, please contact Info@ioi.ngo.  

If you are a student and are interested in studying with us, please contact us here.