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SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

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Program Information


Quito, Ecuador


Fall, Spring



Minimum Language Requirement

Completion of the L4 level of host language, or equivalent.

Areas of Focus

Social Sciences, STEM




Explore tropical ecosystems and study biological sciences to support conservation efforts in Ecuador, one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. This program studies biological and ecological sciences applicable to conservation efforts, using key biological and ecological indicators such as plants, insects, birds, mammals, and other biological taxa. The program looks at the botany, entomology, ornithology, mammalogy, geology, and natural history of Ecuador’s unique ecological zones. Students visit the high sierras of the Andes, the epiphyte-rich cloud forest, the high Andean Paramo, and the vast rainforest of the Ecuadorian Amazon, and spend a week on the Galápagos Islands.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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