Study Abroad

SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

Quito, Ecuador

SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

Explore tropical ecosystems, conduct biological fieldwork, and study conservation efforts in Ecuador, one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. Spanish majors must consult with the department for credit in the major.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites:

4 recent semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent required.  Previous college-level coursework and/or significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields, as assessed by SIT.

If you need a language assessment/recommendation form as part of the application, contact the Spanish Department.
Academic specialties: Biology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Terms of study: Semester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations:
Program type: Field-based/research program
Housing: Homestay, Apartment with international students

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

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