Sofía Tobar, MA

Sofía has been the program coordinator for the program since 2013. She has a master’s degree in development studies and international cooperation from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Her undergraduate degree, from the Catholic University of Quito, is in ecology and tourism. Her professional experience includes working in the Ecuadorian government’s Ministry of Tourism and short-term consultancies for local NGO’s regarding community tourism. She has also worked in various aspects of alternative education for both children and young adults in Ecuador and Costa Rica, including workshops on peace and nonviolence and studies on indigenous community Issues and wildlife rehabilitation.


  • MA, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • BA, Catholic University of Quito
Sofía Tobar, MA

SIT Study Abroad

Program Coordinator

ECUADOR: Development, Politics, and Languages

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