Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

Homestays

Students live for approximately eight weeks with a homestay family in Quito. Host families are carefully screened and selected and, when possible, matched to students with similar interests. Host families are diverse in socioeconomic status, occupation, number of family members, and location in or around the city.

Students in this program also experience two shorter homestays, which take place during educational excursions. The first is with a family in a rural cloud forest and the second is on Isabela Island, the largest island of the Gal├ípagos, typically in the small rural fishing town of Puerto Villamil.

Other accommodations during the program may include hostels, field camps, reserve lodges, and boats.

Read more about the homestay experience in the words of a former SIT Ecuador student.


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Credits: 16

Duration: 15 weeks

Program Base: Quito

Language Study: Spanish

Prerequisites: Coursework in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields; 4 semesters college-level Spanish. Read more...

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Fall 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Spring 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Fall 2012 Evaluations (PDF)


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