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SIT: Ecuador, Comparative Ecology and Conservation
Quito, Ecuador
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Lang. of Instruction:
English, Spanish
 Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
 Minimum GPA:
2.5 Housing: Camping, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Fields of Instruction: Biology, Earth sciences, Environmental Sciences, Government (Political Science), Independent Study, Latin American studies, Marine Sciences, Plant Sciences/Botany, Sciences, Social Policy, Spanish Language, Tropical Ecology, Wildlife Management
 Class Rank:
junior, senior, sophomore
Study Abroad Advisor : Ann Hoover
Program Description:

 

Explore tropical ecosystems and the complexities of human adaptations to different environments in Ecuador's four distinct ecological regions.

This country is home to more than 1,500 species of birds and 10 percent of the world's known vascular plant species. Interactions with community members and local stakeholders who are grappling with conservation strategies within the context of heightened political, economic, and social pressures provide valuable context.

The program base is historic Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Educational excursions take students to the high sierras of the Andes, the epiphyte-rich cloud forest, the rugged snow-line páramo, and the vast rainforest of the Ecuadorian Amazon. A guided, weeklong visit to the extraordinary Galápagos Islands provides access to plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth.

In country resources and program partners generally include:



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2015 09/15/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.