Preserving Nature's Wonders
Students aged 14 years or younger at the time of the GLA program will be required to travel as an unaccompanied minor.
Read about these specific airline policies here.
Fly into and out of Quito, Ecuador (Mariscal Sucre International Airport, airport code: UIO)
Arrive between 06:00 (6am) and 23:30 (11:30 pm) on the day your program begins
Depart between 06:00 (6am) and 23:30 (11:30 pm) on the day your program ends
Note: Students may need to wait along with staff for up to 2 hours at the airport. The airport is 1.5 hours outside of town, so the airport transfers will be grouped and may require a wait.
The suggested route - usually the most direct, least number of stops, and always leaving from a US gateway airport. Often times, multiple students from the same program will be on this flight, simply because it is a popular route to take. We cannot guarantee that other students will be on this flight, but very often, there are. You do not have to take the suggested route, it is just one option. You may take any flight you wish that falls within the flight parameters above.
American Airlines - Miami (MIA) to Quito (UIO)
American Airlines - Quito (UIO) to Miami (MIA)
Delta - Atlanta (ATL) to Quito (UIO)
Delta - Quito (UIO) to Atlanta (ATL)
Suggested Route for Unaccompanied Minors
Recommended Travel Agency Partner
If you are looking for some guidance in booking flights, GLA has partnered with StudentUniverse in order to simplify the process. Regardless of how you plan on booking your flights, we recommend you speak with our travel agency partner first to ensure that you are getting the best deal and that you are booking the correct itinerary per GLA requirements and airline policy.
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HOURS: Monday to Friday 9:00 (9am) to 18:00 (6pm) EST **Closed on weekends.
SERVICE FEES: Booking Fee $30 USD
Please do NOT book your flight until you've received the go-ahead! This will come either in the email titled, "Welcome Aboard! Save this Email!" or in a subsequent email.