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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Tufts Department Sponsor: Tufts Global Education Areas of Study: Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Independent Study, Latin American Studies, Marine Science, Political Science, Sciences, Social Policy & Administration, Spanish, Zoology
Housing Options: Guest House, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Minimum Required GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Program Type: External Provider Program, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Class Level Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

 

SIT Study Abroad Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

Explore tropical ecosystems, conduct biological fieldwork, and study conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries.

WHY STUDY CONSERVATION IN ECUADOR?

You will live like a biologist as you explore the Amazon basin, the Andes, cloud forests, Pacific Ocean coastline, and the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador—unique climatic niches that harbor ecological treasures and a plethora of flora and fauna. Within these diverse and vulnerable settings, you will conduct biological fieldwork, studying plants and insects, taking soil samples, conducting species counts, using mist nets, and observing birds. You will also have the opportunity to live with two different homestay families: in capital city of Quito and the rural cloud forest.
 
See for yourself the importance of Ecuador’s biota as you learn from researchers during excursions to the Andean páramo highlands, the Amazon Region, and the Cloud Forest of North-Western Ecuador. You will also spend a week exploring the Galápagos Islands by land and sea.
 
Hone the Spanish language skills you will need to talk about environmental and conservation issues, conduct field research, and engage in institutional and community discussions related to ecology and biology.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Study biology and ecology in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries.
  • Visit the Andes, the cloud forests, the Amazon basin, and the Galápagos Islands.
  • Live like a biologist: use field research methods to study plants and animals
  • Explore Ecuador’s current environmental challenges
  • Learn forestry and field research and analysis techniques

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 02/01/2023 03/01/2023 TBA TBA
Spring 2024 02/01/2023 03/01/2023 TBA TBA