While you will be issued with a 90-day tourism visa on arrival in Ecuador, you are only permitted to stay for a maximum 60 days in Galapagos under the very strict migration laws in place for the Islands. Only Galapagos residents are permitted to work in the Islands. Plan to come to Galapagos and enjoy your vacation, but do not plan to stay without ensuring that your paperwork is in order. The Galapagos Special Law requires that you process a visa or special permission for any category of staying in Galapagos that is not tourism before arriving in Ecuador and with the local authority — the Galapagos Governing Council.
Depending on the course length, you may or may not need a VISA to stay in the country. If you come to study for up to 90 days, you DO NOT NEED a visa. However, if you are planning to stay longer than that period of time, you will need to get a visa. We will be happy to help you with this process.